2nd Annual Downtown Sculpture Trail
People's Choice Award - Voting Underway
NOW Accepting Submissions
for the 2015-2016 Trail
Deadline March 2, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
Our popular Downtown Clayton Sculpture Trail is wrapping up its second season! And now it's time to vote for your favorite for the People's Choice award! And we're now accepting new submissions for our next sculpture trail!
Town leaders, along with Clayton's Public Art Advisory Board, couldn't be prouder of the eight creative and visually enhancing pieces that grace our parks, open spaces and town buildings into 2015. From the depiction of a Mayan God ascending as the sun to a love poem sculpted out of steel, this year's pieces have surprised and delighted our visitors and residents alike. On January 5th, we began 6 weeks of intense competition - just head to the Town of Clayton Facebook page and each week "like" your favorite sculpture. Those with the most "likes" at the end of the week will move on to the Final Four! Please, check out the artists and the stories behind each of these great pieces below! And then share, share, share so more friends can vote for their favorite!
We're NOW seeking submissions for next year's sculptures! Deadline is March 2, 2015. Get all the details and the application form here.
There are 8 locations, including three in Horne Square on Main Street, two in Town Square, one at the Clayton Library, one at The Clayton Center, and one in the circle on the East Front Street extension. Each sculpture is accompanied by a plaque recognizing the artist and incorporating a scannable cell phone code that allows visitors to use their mobile devices to watch a video and learn more about each piece and its artist right there as they stand in front of the sculpture! They were reviewed and selected by a committee of local artists, business owners, Town staff and the Public Art Advisory Board.
All the selected artists receive a $1,000 honorarium for lending their sculpture to us for the 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. Go check out the sculptures for yourself. The artists are also featured on brochures that are distributed to businesses and organizations throughout the area.
Check out this page to see pictures and descriptions of all of our first year's pieces. You know you miss them! Or watch this video to see the pieces and hear the artists talk about their work here in Clayton:
“I’m really proud of the work of the Public Art Advisory Board,” said Mayor Jody McLeod. “This is exactly the type of project that helps us promote our goal of securing Clayton as an art community.”