Collaboration with CEC ArtsLink the workshop took place from June 30th to July 12th, 2008 and also marked the first international public art workshop in Kyrgyzstan with artists from countries of the former Soviet Union: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia. The majority of the program took place in Bishkek, where the public art objects were built and displayed. At the beginning of the workshop, the team spent three days at the mountain retreat in the Chon-Kemin National Park. Two public art experts, Kendal Henry from New York and Arseny Sergeev from Ekaterinburg led the workshop, sharing their experience in the field of public art with the participants and guiding the artists through design, fabrication and installation. They conducted introductory lectures about public art, guided discussions on issues related to the design and construction of public art, and worked with the artists to create public art objects to be exhibited in the center of Bishkek in front of the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts.