Town of Clayton Water Tower at Sunset
Welcome the Town of Clayton, North Carolina

The 5th Annual Clayton Sculpture Trail

From a stack of watermelon slices at Town Square and a massive dog bone at our dog park – to an abstract bug that begs to be crawled on at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and our first-ever illuminated sculpture in Horne Square – there's something for everyone in the 5th Annual Clayton Sculpture Trail! Look for this awesome artwork in Downtown Clayton and beyond, including three new locations.

Here's a list of the sculptures featured in the 2017-2018 trail and their locations. 

Each sculpture are 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 is 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 the 4th Annual Clayton Sculpture Trail can be found here.

Latest News
  • "A Universe of Stories!" Summer Reading Program June 8-July 26, 2019 This summer, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library is joining libraries across the country to celebrate "A Universe of Stories!"-...

  • DEVELOPERS BREAKFAST! Friday, June 14  8:30 a.m.  The Town of Clayton is hosting the third in a series of informational breakfasts for area developers! Come learn about new changes, and updates...

  • TAX RATE REMAINS UNCHANGED: The Clayton Town manager will present his recommended FY 2019-2020 balanced budget at Monday’s Town Council meeting/public hearing at 6 p.m. May 20 th . This will be the ...

  • Five FREE Concerts! Grab a blanket or chair & enjoy a night on Town Square! The Clayton Downtown Development Association is celebrating the 12 th Anniversary of its FREE Town Square Concert Se...

  • Expect lots of construction traffic, delays and possible closures at Fayetteville and Second streets for the next two weeks as crews are working to wrap up the paving of new parking spaces around Tow...

Video Gallery
© Town of Clayton All Rights Reserved