The Public Art Virginia Beach Foundation, Inc. was formed in December 2012 to raise private dollars aimed at enhancing public spaces throughout the city with works of art. Modeled after similar nonprofit organizations in Virginia, New York and California. The Foundation’s goal is to showcase Virginia Beach as a welcoming, creative city that takes great pride in our public spaces. The Wave by Jeff Laramore, a 35-foot stainless steel sculpture inside the Laskin Road roundabout was the Foundation’s first gift of sculpture to the City and creates a strong sense of arrival to the Resort Area. Donald Lipski's The Canoes, a 36-foot aluminum sculpture on the pedestrian overlook of the Lesner Bridge was the Foundation's second gift to the city.