Today, the Roswell Arts Fund announced the ten works of art that have been chosen for ArtAround Roswell, the city’s first sculpture tour. The sculptures will be on display at locations in selected Roswell area parks from April through December 2016.
ArtAround Roswell is a partnership between the City of Roswell and the Roswell Arts Fund initiated to bring the benefits of public art to the city, including community involvement and enrichment. The nine-month long exhibition will showcase sculptures with a variety of styles, types and sizes on loan from their artists. Works of art will be available for purchase, and the Roswell Arts Fund will acquire one sculpture as a permanent gift to the city.
“Public art helps to define our sense of place by capturing our history and imagining our future. ArtAround illustrates our city’s Modern Spirit and Southern Soul,”
The artist for each of the selected sculptures receives a stipend that helps to transport and insure their work of art. The Roswell Arts Fund invited business and civic leaders to sponsor individual artists and by doing so, sponsors will be listed on the identifying plaque for the artwork as well as communications in print and digital media. The Downtown Development Authority 2015 Members were the first organization to pledge to sponsor an ArtAround Roswell sculpture; Bank of North Georgia, Gas South, Lennar Multifamily Roswell City Walk, Roswell Inc./CVB Board/Visit Roswell, and Publix Super Markets have also signed up as event sponsors; four sponsorships remain. New Kent Capital, as Presenting Sponsor, will host the ArtAround Roswell Preview Party on Sunday, March 13.
“ArtAround Roswell will transform our parks into a museum without walls, introducing public art to our residents and visitors of all ages,” said Monica Hagewood, Chairman of the 2015 Downtown Development Authority and a member of the Roswell Arts Fund board. “We are thrilled to participate in this initiative. It will spark conversations about the arts and culture in Roswell, as it represents the traditions and the energy of our great city.” said Rochelle Mucha, Chair of the Roswell Arts Fund. “Art, in its many forms, drives economic and social vitality.”