33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration set for Saturday September 8, 2018

LENOIR, NC (August 18, 2018) — Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, N.C. announces the 33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Circle in Lenoir NC. This event is free to the public, and shuttles will run throughout the day between the park and area parking. Awards will be announced at about 3:30p.m.

The Celebration will feature sculptural artwork by artists from across the eastern United States.  Cash prizes totaling $11,000 will be awarded.

Realistic and abstract, traditional and contemporary, movable and stationary, indoor and outdoor – sculptures of all types will be on display and for sale.  The juror for this year’s event is Hoss Haley of Asheville, N.C.

Lenoir’s Annual Sculpture Celebration is recognized as the longest-running sculpture competition in the Southeast and a driving force in the area’s sculptor-friendly environment. The event attracts artists, sculpture buyers, and visitors from across the United States.

Food vendors, children’s art activities, and live music will be featured throughout the day.

Sculptors Welcome Dinner Friday, September 7, 2018

Many sculptors arrive early to install larger sculptures and to pick the best spot for their artwork. A buffet dinner will be held to welcome them and to introduce the judge and sponsors of the event on Friday, September 7 beginning with a hosted beer/wine event at 6pm in the parking area of the Broyhill Family Foundation near the entrance of the Broyhill Walking Park.  Join us to welcome these sculptors – tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on-site. To register call 828-754-2486.

Lenoir, North Carolina is located in Caldwell County in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, off Hwy 321 between Hickory and the Blowing Rock / Boone area.

For further information about the Sculpture Celebration contact the Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486, info@caldwellarts.com, or visit www.caldwellarts.com. The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

Photo of the 2017 Best-in-Show Award Winner “Gothic Portal” by Beau Lyday of Valdese NC; image courtesy of Bethany Baumgardner-Kirby, Lenoir NC