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Photo opportunity: Six-foot-tall 'rocket pop' ice pop installed at Scottsdale Quarter for the summer

Bomb Pop at Scottsdale Quarter
Posted at 5:34 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 02:37:58-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — There is something about summer that makes you want to enjoy a frozen, sugary ice pop.

While you cannot eat this one, a larger-than-life (and slightly melted) "rocket pop" has popped up within The Quad at Scottsdale Quarter for people to take pictures with.

Alison Goodman, marketing director for Scottsdale Quarter, said the red, white and blue sculpture is more than six feet tall. It was installed the week of Memorial Day and will be up through Labor Day, September 2, 2019, she said in an email to ABC15.

It was created by R & D Design, the same Phoenix company that made the heart sculptures that were installed at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, Arizona for Valentine's Day.

The Scottsdale Quarter is located at 15059 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, and across from Kierland Commons near Scottsdale Road and Kierland Blvd.


Tempe Marketplace recently installed several dozen multi-colored umbrellas, called "Umbrellas Pop," to celebrate LGBTQ Pride month in June. The umbrellas are suspended above walkways near Dave & Buster's, H&M and California Pizza Kitchen. They will be up through the month.

Tempe Marketplace is located at 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. in Tempe near Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock Drive.

Westgate Entertainment District also has an umbrellas pop-up art installation. Two-hundred red, blue, and green umbrellas have been hung over walkways at the shopping center. There is also a nine-foot free-standing umbrellas that was installed near the fountain for people to take pictures with. Westgate's installation will be up for the months of June and July, according to a news release.

Westgate can be found at 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. in Glendale, near Gila River Arena and State Farm Stadium (Loop 101 and Maryland Avenue).