ECo-Motion, the bicycle-themed interactive public art exhibition sponsored by Waterfall Arts, picked up ongoing support from the city, the downtown business group Our Town Belfast and the Belfast Co-op this week.

City Councilors Marina Delune and Mike Hurley presented Waterfall Arts with a check for $5,000 Friday, Nov. 12. The amount is the same contribution the city has given to ECo-Motion over the past two years. Larraine Brown of Our Town Belfast also attended the check-passing and said her group hopes to lend support to the public art exhibition next summer.

Our Town Belfast, formerly the Belfast Downtown Business Group, formed earlier this year in response to Belfast’s being accepted into the Maine Downtown Network, a statewide economic development program.

ECo-Motion, which typically consists of a dozen or so sculptures arrayed along Main and High streets, has been a popular summer attraction. But according to Elaine Bielenberg of Waterfall Arts, the interactive displays, often incorporating moving parts made from re-purposed bicycle mechanisms, tend to break. In the coming year, Bielenberg said, the sculptures may be less interactive.

At the end of last summer, representatives from Waterfall Arts said the organization was looking to back away from ECo-Motion, but Bielenberg said Waterfall Arts would be the sponsor for at least another year.

After the presentation from city officials, the Belfast Co-op presented Waterfall Arts with a check for $127.86 from its Third Thursday Donation Day. The Co-op gives 1 percent of the day’s sales on the third Thursday of the month to an outside organization.