The Paul Bunyan Mall is one of 24 shopping centers, both large and small, that will participate in the Stars Over Developers Diversified Realty from August through October.
The program supports the company's corporate objective to bring innovative arts and education initiatives to customers at shopping centers around the country.
The compulsory element of the program is a photography exhibit, "The World at Night," a project for the International Year of Astronomy created by Astronomers Without Borders.
The exhibit is a collection of photographs from nighttime photographers around the world, showcasing such landmarks as Yellowstone National Park in the United States, the Parthenon in Greece and the Lotus Temple in India, set against the celestial attractions. Together, the 24 Stars Over Developers Diversified Realty properties will serve as the largest exhibition of "The World at Night" in the United States.
In addition to The World at Night exhibit, each property will incorporate an education element as well as customize the program to best utilize its space and create programming that appeals to its customers.
Developers Diversified Realty Corporation owns and manages more than 700 retail operating and development properties in 45 states, plus Puerto Rico, Brazil and Canada, totaling about 153 million square feet.
On the Net:
Stars Over Developers Diversified Realty: www.StarsOverDDR.com
"The World at night" photography exhibit: www.twanight.org/newTWAN/index.asp
International Year of Astronomy: www.astronomy2009.org