For those of you art lovers who have enjoyed going to The Caldwell Arts Council’s Annual Sculpture Celebration in the past, you are in luck as it is returning for its 25th year this September.
If you are not familiar with this event, it is an art extravaganza that covers 7 acres and displays over 150 different stone sculptures in addition to other contemporary sculptures that range from realism to abstract.
In addition to the enjoyment that guests will receive from the representational sculptures and abstract sculptures, guests will also have the privilege of enjoying live music. The combination of music and visual artistry has been one of the main selling points of this event in the past, and it will continue to follow the same path as long as the people continue to show up. This year there will be music from Sylvio Martinat’s Swing Band as well as the Harris Brothers.
Another great thing that this event offers is the opportunity for any sculptor to participate in this event. Sculptors can submit up to 3 works of art, and they have up until the 10th of September to submit it. If you are a sculptor and you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, you can fill out a registration form online at www.caldwellarts.com. Cash prizes total $9,500, so if you think you are talented at all, especially with modern sculptures, feel free to enter your work.
If you are looking to get up close and personal with the sculptors themselves, you can attend the Blue Jeans Preview Party on Friday September 10th, which is the night before the actual event begins. At the preview party, guests will get the chance to eat dinner and mingle with the participating artists in the event. Also, guests will get to hear the wonderful music of The “Strolling Accordionist,” Bob Wilusz. The preview party will cost a guest $15 to get in. Anything after that is free to attend.
If this event sounds like something you might enjoy, then head on over to the J.E. Broyhill Park in Lenoir, North Carolina on September 11th between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. And don’t forget, if you want to go to the Blue Jeans Preview Party, you are going to want to be there one day earlier.