LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A popular flock that's been missing for a year returns to Louisville.

The Flock of Finns are colorful metal sculptures based on original artworks by Louisville folk artist Marvin Finn.

Finn was a well-known resident of the Clarksdale public housing community who spent his life creating toys and artwork.

The flock flew to an Ohio company last year for some sprucing up and a new coat of paint.

They got a warm welcome back to Waterfront Park Thursday from the Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School, whose students are some of the artwork's biggest fans.

"The kids love it when you come down here any day of week, they all want to have their picture taken with the Flock of Finns," said the Waterfront Development Corporation's David Karem. "We think they make a beautiful entrance here right at the corner of Preston and River Road to the park and we're thrilled with that."

The Flock of Finns is part of the public art collection created in Louisville 15 years ago.

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