SculptureWalk gratitude expressed

A number of points made by Chair of the SculptureWalk committee in a letter to the editor

The Board of Directors of the Castlegar SculptureWalk program extend our sincere appreciation for the response to our third year of exhibition of sculptures on the streets of Castlegar.

It is with the goal of making Castlegar and region home to outdoor art and with the hope of engaging other artistic endeavours that we journey forward to our goal of 55 sculptures in our city.

We are almost there, with 40 sculptures on site through the exhibition downtown and the newly-added leasing program. To those who have leased, supported pedestals, or purchased works of art, we sincerely applaud your vision of excellence and commitment to our community.

The latest 30 sculptures were installed on May 25, and 26, with the artists in attendance and the expertise of local welders, millwrights, boom operators and our board working as a united effort to bring this global arts display to our streets.

Feel the energy. With the recognition you are witnessing some of the greatest works by international sculptors from New York State, Toronto, New Brunswick and, not to be taken lightly, our local artists who are working around the globe with their expertise.

We are extremely blessed to have the support of many volunteers in our community to make this program come together.

Political entities, cultural supporters, trade support, artistic support, and  those who sincerely appreciate the different art expressions are each making a contribution.

This endeavour once again proves that Castlegar is a force on the cultural scene. Let’s continue to work together, and grow our city for future generations.

 

-The Board of Directors of Castlegar SculptureWalk,

Darlene Kalawsky, Chair