The Over The River project is a temporary work of art planned by artists Christo
and the late Jeanne-Claude. The artists plan to suspend 5.9 miles of silvery,
luminous fabric panels horizontally above the Arkansas River in eight separate areas
along a 42-mile stretch of river between Salida and Cañon City in south-central
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) completed a comprehensive
Environmental Impact Statement and signed a Record of Decision in November 2011.
In BLM's approval, significant mitigation measures are required to ensure
protection of flora, fauna, land resources, public safety and recreational access.
Christo temporarily postponed the Over The River installation schedule in July 2012 due to pending litigation. The exhibition date will be identified when the legal process is successfully resolved.
During project installation, all activities within the project area including travel, boating,
fishing, camping and hiking will remain unaffected. We will keep you informed as
the project progresses.