SculptureWalk Chelsea kicks off 10th year with 13 new sculptures
Chelsea Area Festivals and Events (CAFE) is pleased to present SculptureWalk Chelsea’s 10th year exhibition. This new season kickoff will coincide with Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights’ opening on June 6.
Thirteen beautiful sculptures were chosen via a juried selection process. Each Artist received an award and visible platform to showcase their art in prominent locations throughout downtown Chelsea. All Sculptures will be available for sale. Most of the sculpture artists live in Michigan, and three live out of state. Exhibiting artists are Mary Angers, Calvin Babich, Mark Beltchenko, Rick Detroyer, Brian Ferriby, Ray Katz (2 entries), Justin La Doux, John Merigian, Barry Parker, David Petrakovitz, Laurie Tennent and Russell Thayer.
CAFE has revitalized this outdoor art project as part of the visual arts component of its mission. This was accomplished with community support from the City of Chelsea, Chelsea Downtown Development Authority, Chelsea District Library, Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, generous sponsors, and a mini-grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program administered by The Arts Alliance. Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided walking tour of the year-long creative placemaking project or contact the Chelsea District Library for the schedule of docent-led tours. All tours are free to the public. For additional information, contact Crystal Scott, Visual Arts Coordinator and SculptureWalk Project Manager at email@example.com.
Sponsors for the 2019-20 SculptureWalk season are: Chelsea District Library (2 sculptures), D&B Strategic Marketing, Rick Eder Agency – Farm Bureau Insurance, LAFCU – Your Credit Union for Life, La Maison, Live in Balance Consulting, O&W / Atwater Brewing, Rumpus Room, Secret Crisis Comics, Silver Maples of Chelsea, Stieper & Brust Orthodontics, and Surelutions.
Chelsea Area Festivals & Events is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that enriches Chelsea and the surrounding communities by promoting the presentation of and participation in quality performing and visual arts throughout the year. www.chelseafestivals.com.