Downtown Chelsea hosts 13 contemporary sculptings during the 10th SculptureWalk Chelsea. The June 6 opening date coincides with Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights’ opening performances.
Exhibiting Artists are Mary Angers, Calvin Babich, Mark Beltchenko, Rick Detroyer, Brian Ferriby, Ray Katz (2 entries), Justin La Doux, John Merigian, Barry Parker, David Petrakovitz, Laurie Tennent and Russell Thayer.
Presented by Chelsea Area Festivals and Events (CAFE), the 13 sculptures were chosen via a juried selection process. Each Artist received a $750 award and visible platform to showcase their art in prominent locations throughout downtown Chelsea. All Sculptures will be available for sale. Most of the Sculpture Artists live in Michigan, and three live out of state.
CAFE has revitalized this outdoor art project as part of the visual arts component of its mission. This was accomplished with community support from the City of Chelsea, Chelsea Downtown Development Authority, Chelsea District Library, Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, generous sponsors, and a mini-grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program administered by The Arts Alliance.
Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided walking tour of the year-long creative placemaking project or contact the Chelsea District Library for the schedule of docent-led tours. All tours are free to the public. This marks SculptureWalk’s 10th year.
Sponsors for the 2019-20 SculptureWalk season are: Chelsea District Library (2 sculptures), D&B Strategic Marketing, Rick Eder Agency – Farm Bureau Insurance, LAFCU – Your Credit Union for Life, La Maison, Live in Balance Consulting, O&W / Atwater Brewing, Rumpus Room, Secret Crisis Comics, Silver Maples of Chelsea, Stieper & Brust Orthodontics, and Surelutions.
Chelsea Area Festivals & Events is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that enriches Chelsea and the surrounding communities by promoting the presentation of and participation in quality performing and visual arts throughout the year. www.chelseafestivals.com.