Preparation for the arrival of the annual Sculpturewalk entries got underway on Sunday, April 14 in Castlegar.
Volunteers braved a chilly, damp morning to help with the removal of many of the entries from last year. The take-down was supposed to happen the day prior but an April snowstorm blanketed the area.
Some of the sculptures are en route to Nelson and will be taking up residence on Baker Street. Others will be shipped to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, from where Castlegar first drew inspiration for the popular outdoor art exhibit.
The sculpture winning the People’s Choice Award, as voted on by those who take part in the Sculpturewalk throughout the summer, is purchased by the city as part of their permanent collection.
Helping with the removal of last years sculptures were Val Field, Chris Brien, Chris Perepolkin, Doug Johnstone, Willow Enewold, Keith Houghton, Daniel Kloc, Frank Fodor.
The event has grown considerably over the years, with the help of volunteers, artists and individual and business sponsors.
The City of Castlegar and the Columbia Basin Trust have also committed support for the exhibit again this year, and issued a press release in March stating the importance of the creative economy to the overall economic health of the region.
For more information, visit the Castlegar Sculpturewalk website at www.sculpturewalkcastlegar.com
TIP: click the little button with four arrows (bottom right of the slideshow) to view the gallery full-screen. Once it starts, click “Show Info” to see names of those in the photos.