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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.

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