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The Clayton Sculpture Trail is an outdoor public art trail with permanent locations throughout town. Now in its eighth year, the trail offers the perfect way to appreciate beautiful works of art while exploring Clayton.

The 2021-2022 Sculpture trail features 11 works by artists from North Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Massachusetts and New York. Nine of the sculptures are located in Downtown Clayton and are a short walk or bike ride from the center of town. Two others are just a little further away — one can be found at the Roundabout on E. Front Street, and one at the Clayton Community Center on Amelia Church Road.

Discover the Clayton Sculpture Trail at the following locations. You can also download a copy of this year's Sculpture Trail Map.

Click the title of each sculpture for more information.

Town Square

CONTINUUM, Nathan Pierce of Cape Girardeau, MO
RED RHYTHM, Rob Lorenson of Middleboro, MA

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library

A QUESTION OF BALANCE, Charles Pilkey of Mint Hill, NC

The Yellow House

TORCH, Phil Hathcock of Cary NC

Horne Square

FLYING GOLDFISH, Jason Morris of Lillington, NC
(Flying Goldfish was featured in the 2019-2020 Sculpture Trail and is on loan from the artist for a second year. Watch as the artist discusses the inclusion of the sculpture on the previous trail.)
SOME LIKE IT HOT, Mike Roig of Carrboro, NC
VALKYRIE, Jack Howard-Potter, New York, NY

Mannings Restaurant

MAGIC MAN, Jason Morris of Lillington, NC
(Magic Man was featured in the 2019-2020 Sculpture Trail and was purchased by Mannings Restaurant. Hear what the artist had to say about the original selection of this sculpture.)

ON TWO WHEELS, Jason Morris of Lillington, NC

Front Street Roundabout

MIDSUMMER, Hanna Jubran of Grimesland, NC

Clayton Community Center

GUARDIAN, Christian Happel of Wimauma, FL (Pictured at right)

The Clayton Sculpture Trail is a project of Clayton's Public Art Advisory Board. The 2021-2022 sculpture selection committee included local artists, residents, business owners, elected officials, civic leaders and Town staff. The committee was assisted by Jim Davis of . Artists receive an honorarium for each sculpture selected. In addition, participating artists are eligible to compete in a People's Choice vote, in which the public selects the winner of an additional award.

Revisit sculptures from previous years:

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