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Look for the first sculpture from the 5th Annual Clayton Sculptures Trail to arrive Friday, June 9!

We hope you've loved the 4th Annual Clayton Sculpture Trail! The sculptures are just beginning to be switched out, and we're we'll be updating this webpage to reveal the new sculptures for our fifth year of awesome art in Downtown Clayton and beyond!

Here's a list of the sculptures featured on this year's trail and their locations. As the sculptures arrive, we will update the list below with links to photos, videos and information about each piece and its artist.

  • "Crimson Arcs" by Matt Amante at Town Square (West)

  • "Morning Glory Bench" by Jim Gallucci at Town Square (Center) New Location!

  • "Watermelon Picnic" by Craig Berube-Gray at Town Square (East)

  • "Immigrant Gate" by Jim Gallucci at The Clayton Center

  • "Cube in Motion" by Hanna Jubran at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library (Sidewalk)

  • "Creepy Crawley" by Adam Walls at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library (Lawn) New Location!

  • "Simultaneous Links" by Jordan Parah at Horne Square (West)

  • "Cotton Column" by Jim Gallucci at Horne Square (Center)

  • "ConCon" by Matt Amante at Horne Square (East)

  • "It Takes Three" by Christian Vagn Hansen at the Front Street Roundabout

  • "Metamorphosis" by Hanna Jubran at the Clayton Community Center

  • "Personal Space" by Hanna Jubran at the Spring Branch Medical Park Roundabout

  • "Dog Gone It" by Craig Berube-Gray at East Clayton Dog Park New Location!

Each sculpture will be accompanied by a plaque recognizing the artist. On the plaques you'll find QR codes, which you can scan with your smartphone to watch a video and learn more about each piece and its artist right there as you stand in front of the sculpture!

The Public Art Advisory Board's selection committee for this year's trail comprised local artists, residents, business owners, elected officials, civic leaders and Town staff. Mayor Jody McLeod; Councilman Bob Satterfield; Sara Perricone, chairwoman of the Public Art Advisory Board; Larry Strevig member of the Public Art Advisory Board and former president of Clayton Visual Arts; Paul Black, owner of The Historic Wagner House; Maleah Christie, owner of Revival 1869; Dana Wooten, executive director of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce; Kim Helmer, resident of Clayton; Terri Black, local artist.

For lending us their work, the artists receive a $1,000 honorarium for each sculpture on display for the coming year. In addition, each artist will be eligible to compete in a People's Choice vote, in which the public selects the winner of an additional $1,000 award. We also proudly feature the artists' work on brochures that are distributed to businesses and organizations throughout the area.

Want to have a say about public art in Clayton? Click here for an application to join the Public Art Advisory Board, a dedicated volunteers responsible for the Clayton Sculpture Trail, the color fish that adorn Sam's Branch Greenway.

For more info about arts and events in Downtown Clayton, please click here.

Want to look back on your favorite sculptures from years past? Click here to check out our first year's pieces, or click here to review everything from Year Two. Photos and videos from our third sculpture trail, which included the ultra-popular Fiddle Frog, can be found here. Everything from last year's Fourth Annual Clayton Sculpture Trail can be found here.

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