Cleaning the dust off one of the "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" statues, Jean Downey area artist used to refurbish the statues from the painting "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" by French Impressionist Painter George Seurat from 1884. The ten statues had damage from weather and vandals with missing heads, hands, broken cane and book. The installation of the refurbished "Sunday in the Park" statues by Roederer Tranfer and Storage on Credit Island, Tuesday in Davenport. In order to renovate the ten sculptures this winter, the Davenport Park and Recreation Department moved them into the Credit Island Lodge. Jean Downey, Davenport artist, made some essential repairs; she sculpted and painted to bring them as close to the Seurat painting as possible. Originally carved from wood in 1998, the ten sculptures are now wrapped in fiberglass and painted to replicate the figures seen in Seurat's painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. The paint scheme and art installation were the inspiration of Ted McEliney, RiverWay Public art contributor, who designed and oversaw the installation on Credit Island in 1998. The carvings were done by Thom Gleich, Davenport. The maintenance and repairs have been done with funds from The Quad Cities Tweed Ride, a ride that always made a stop at the Sunday in the Park art project, and River Action which has installed 10 RiverWay art projects since 1998. Due to weather, the sculptures require occasional repair, but are always moved to avoid flooding.