July 28  |  Local Events


Sculpture In The Park 2015 is Being Held August 8th-9th

32nd Annual Show // August 8th and 9th, 2015

Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. // Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


The largest outdoor juried sculpture show in the United States, Loveland’s Sculpture in the Park summer open-air art show and sale is preparing to return for its 32nd year at Benson Park on August 8th and 9th. Known as “a sweetheart city which has a love affair with the arts”, Loveland first established this event during the summer of 1984, with a mere 50 involved artists. Today, 30+ years later, over 1,200 artists have come to display their work at this event.

Along with artists in attendance, Sculpture in the Park also draws in tens of thousands of visitors annually, while remaining a “must-see contemporary art site”, according to the book “Art Travel Guide: Must See Contemporary Art Sites Across the USA”, by Connie Terwilliger.

With the Rocky Mountains as a majestic backdrop, Benson Sculpture Garden is truly one of the most unique sculpture gardens in the nation. It is open to the public throughout the year, and continuously draws in both national and international visitors. Hosting this event is the Loveland High Plains Arts Council, a private, non-profit organization which promotes sculptural arts for the cultural and economic benefit of the entire community. This weekend, the organization expects to sponsor the showcase of approximately 2,000 pieces from over 160 international juried artists. A full list of participating artists can be found here.

“The best part of this event is the unique opportunity that our guests have to meet the artists in person and to talk to them and learn how they make their pieces and the stories behind them,” explained Loveland High Plains Arts Council Show Business Chairman, Polly Juneau.

All proceeds from this event will go towards the purchase of sculpture for the existing Benson Sculpture Garden, which currently houses a collection of 148 sculpted pieces, as well as towards the funding of park improvements and landscaping.

 

Above is a map of the location as well! Please note that since parking is very limited near the showgrounds, it is highly recommended that you use one of the free shuttle buses. However, if planning to drive, parking will be located at Loveland High School. It can only be accessed coming on 29th St West off 287 it is closed East bound from Taft.


We hope you’re able to join us next weekend to see the work of many talented artists at this amazing event! For more details, visit them online at www.sculptureinthepark.org.

 


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