Recently Sidney welcomed its newest contribution to the Arts … the Sculpture Walk. Supporting the other Art events hosted by Sidney, the literature of BookTown and the music of the Summer Sounds, the Walk brings sculpture to the public eye. Dotting the already picturesque waterfront, twelve pieces highlight the existing seaside walk. This unique, ever-changing gallery is a combination of private and public effort to bring the arts to a very accessible venue. Each piece offers a design sharing an artist’s story. Each piece is accompanied by a QR code, an interactive technology allowing those with smart phones, to learn more about the artist. “Sculpture parks are a wonderful way to unite artwork, natural environments and people – offering visitors a positive experience of connectedness in a comfortable and friendly setting” commented Philip Organ, one of the artists, in the Peninsula News Review. The pieces are available for sale once they have been on exhibit for two years.
“My vision is to see this expand each year along the length of the walkway where each piece will be replaced after the donation period. Thus, creating a public gallery with on-going attraction.” says Richard Paquette of the Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk committee.
Take a walk on the wild side … walk the Sculpture Walk! For more information on the Walk, visit www.sculpturewalk.ca .