Thursday, May 5, 2016

Walkabout Sculpture Show celebration and installation set for June 24

Boyne City's Walkabout Sculpture Show is approaching its one-year anniversary. The six pieces on loan from Michigan Sculptors have been in place since June 2015 and will be replaced with new pieces on June 24. Organizers will celebrate the outgoing pieces and announce the winner of The People.s Choice Award. The cash award of $1,000 is given to the artist who has received the most ballot votes - online or on paper. It's not too late to vote for your favorite. Go to All works have been for sale during the exhibit and there is still time to purchase your favorite pieces. 
Draco Viewer: $19,800, Red Angus: $5,400, Sculpture in Motion/Petal Point $2,600, Sculpture in Motion/Windward: $3,900, Sculpture in Motion/Diamond Dancer: $3,400, Icicle Blue: $3,000 and Becca Triumphs: $15,000.

 "It has been such a pleasure to have these works of art enhance our downtown and parks for the past year," said event organizer and local sculptor, Martha Sulfridge. "We are so fortunate to have talented artists who want to share their work with our community, This was an opportunity for us to make beautiful public art available for all to enjoy." 

Nine new sculptures of various sizes and media - life-size to monument presentations, realistic to abstract, metal, clay, steel, iron and granite - will be installed on June 24 at sites throughout Boyne City, including Sunset Park, Veterans Park, the marina, the new open space as well as downtown. 

Sulfridge said, "The goal is to create a new and fresh show each year and expand the offerings we were able to accomplish this year." An Artist Reception will be held on June 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Freshwater Gallery to celebrate and thank the artists and unveil the new exhibit. 

The Walkabout Sculpture Show is free and accessible to all viewers 24 hours a day. All the featured art works are for sale. Anyone interested in purchasing or voting on their favorite pieces can contact the Boyne City Main Street office at 231-582-9009, or visit

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