Decatur kicking off year long Sculpture Tour

"Cube Farmer" by Craig Snyder was one of the sculptures on display in Decatur.

DECATUR, Ind. (WANE) – Sculptures from a record 17 artists will be placed throughout historic downtown Decatur for the 4th annual Sculpture Tour. The 12 month tour includes 25 pieces by artists from six different states. The Decatur Sculpture Tour Committee chose the artists from a pool of entries.

The new sculptures will be unveiled at 6 p.m. on Friday as part of a special celebration. The unveiling includes a guided tour, comments by each artist, food, music and wine tasting.

Tour visitors can visit each sculpture that are located on historic 2nd, 3rd and Monroe streets. There are also permanent exhibits on 1st to 6th streets including the Adams County Courthouse and St. Mary of Assumption Church.

Artists are set to discuss their creative process during a forum at Bellmont High School at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6. The celebration continues with the Old 27 Film Festival where selected films featuring area sculptures will be featured at the Old 27 Ice Cream Shop at 9:27 p.m. Saturday.

The community is asked to vote for the People’s Choice award by Sept. 30. The winner will be announced in October.

Sculptures will be for sale until April 2016. Some of the proceeds to help the future of the Sculpture Tour and eventually purchasing permanent art for the community.

 

 

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