The 2020 Castlegar Sculpturewalk has officially kicked off.
This year’s event includes a number of sculptures from artists in the Kootenays and across the province.
One popular sculpture called Coalescence was created by Nelson artist Dave Dando. It features a bird taking off from a person’s arm.
Another sculpture called Steppin’ Out by artists Spring Shine, Yvonne Boyd and Christopher Petersen features three people stepping out of a forest.
The sculpture called Stumped by Victoria artist Steve Milroy shows a hungry beaver chewing on a man’s poor leg.
This year’s Sculpturewalk will look slightly different as multiple safety precautions are being taken to mitigate the threat of COVID-19.
Those precautions include the cancellation of the event’s opening gala on May 16 and introducing the sculptures online, having additional space between each sculpture and having signs along the route to remind people to maintain physical distancing from the sculptures.
The people’s choice award is given out to an artist each year who receives the most votes for their sculpture. The City of Castlegar then purchases the sculpture to add to its growing artwork collection.