The Augusta Sculpture Trail Installation has Begun
Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
The City of Augusta and The Greater Augusta Arts Council is pleased to announce that sculptures on the new Augusta Sculpture Trail are being installed next week on Broad Street, The Augusta Common, and at The Riverwalk at 8th Street. The first sculpture “Impractical Hardware” was installed Monday, January 11th at 10th and Broad Street. The artist, Harry McDaniel, is from Asheville, NC.
The remaining nine sculptures will be installed Monday January 18th from 9:00am until 3:00pm, Tuesday January 19th at 1:00pm and Thursday January 21st from 9:00am until 3:00pm. The public works of art are being placed at intervals that make for a fun and easy outdoor walking trail. The top ten sculptures were selected from 120 submissions and the pieces will remain a part of the Sculpture Trail for two years.
A digital walking tour is being produced by Otocast, that can be accessed from any mobile device. This tool will help visitors learn specifics about each work of art while they explore the Augusta Sculpture Trail. It will include a variety of mobile activities that will be added over the two year installation time, including “badges” that can be earned by participants.
Sculpture Trail highlights include:
10 Public Sculptures from Nationally Renowned Artists
• Feb. 6, 2021 Celebration and Unveiling
• Walking Tour App with Info on Each Sculpture and Artist
• A Perfect Social Distancing Attraction for Groups, Families and Visitors
• Events for 2 Years tied to the Augusta Sculpture Trail locations
• Sculpture Trail Open January 2021- January 2023
For more information about the Augusta Sculpture Trail visit www.AugustaSculptureTrail.com