Many of the Lakes Ignite installations will now be free to view, including Michael Shaw’s giant inflatable Slung, which will stay at Rheged until the end of November.
Di Mainstone’s installation Time Mirror will also now be staying at Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House, until September, with plans to tour the installation at venues across the county beyond the autumn.
Arctic Char, a sculpture depicting a shoal of Arctic Char, handmade in steel by Brian and George Fell will become a permanent attraction at the Ambleside Salutation Hotel, while
Charlie Whinney’s installation, Mountains We Made at Grizedale, will become part of the permanent collection in the Forest as it celebrates its 50th year hosting landmark environmental sculpture.
The Lake District National Park was awarded World Heritage Site status for its cultural landscape in July 2017 and the Lakes Ignite installations were commissioned to respond to the historic event.
Richard Foster added: “Over the course of the project we have had a lot of success working directly with the tourism sector.
"Our efforts appear to be having an effect with more visitors coming to our festivals, galleries, museums, literary destinations and experiencing the landscape, boosting the economy.”