Created by Andrew Sandstedt during the 2016 Scrapfest, the Koi now resides at the Cozy Koi Bed and Breakfast in Lansing, Michigan. The inspiration for “Old Town Koi” came from two areas. The first is the anchor business of Old Town, Preuss Pets. A family owned business that has provided joy to countless animal enthusiasts for years. One of the flagship features of the store is the indoor Koi pond. The second inspiration is what Koi ponds in Japan represent: Good Fortune, Perseverance in Adversity, and Strength of Purpose. Andrew felt that the subject matter of the Koi really speaks to the culture and steady growth of the Old Town area. This seven foot sculpture made its debut at Scrapfest 2016 to inspire the values of strength, perseverance, and courage.