ArtAround Comes To Roswell

Imagine a museum without walls and no entrance fee. Imagine an opportunity to introduce fine arts to everyone. Imagine activating our parks, river, and downtown areas with residents and visitors.

Imagine ArtAround Roswell, an outdoor and temporary Sculpture Tour!

The City of Roswell will launch ArtAround, its inaugural sculpture exhibition April through December 2016. The exhibition will feature ten sculptures, established works of art, installed at various outdoor sites in Roswell parks. The exhibition will showcase sculptures, on loan, with a variety of styles, types, and sizes. Works of art will be for sale, and one piece will be purchased by the Roswell Arts Fund as a permanent gift to the city.

ArtAround is made possible by a partnership between the City of Roswell (the Roswell Arts Commission and Department of Recreations and Parks) and the Roswell Arts Fund (an independent nonprofit Arts organization designated by the City as its arts agency). The sculptures will be selected by a panel representing our community, arts organizations and civic and city representatives. The ten locations include Riverside Park, Don White Park, East Roswell Park, Roswell Area Park, Big Creek, Heart of Roswell on Canton Street and Roswell Town Square.

An opening celebration for the community is planned April 16, 2016 and there will monthly events until the exhibition ends. Everyone loves to take pictures with public art, so get ready for a monthly Best Selfie and Caption Contest. Other events might include artist talks and demonstrations, educational tours and essay contests, food truck fests, scavenger hunts and cocktails in the park. All visitors will get to vote on their favorite works of art, which will receive prizes at the close of the exhibit.

To help launch ArtAround, the Roswell Arts Fund is inviting businesses in our community to sponsor an artist and their piece of sculpture.  These dollars help the artist transport and insure their work of art. Sponsors will have their name listed on the identifying plaque for the artwork as well as all accompanying collateral in print, online and social media outlets.

Special thanks to several businesses who have already agreed to participate; PUBLIX, New Kent Capital, Roswell DDA 2015 members, Roswell Inc, Visit Roswell, CVB Board, Lennar Multifamily Roswell City Walk, Gas South, and Bank of North Georgia. We only have five sponsor opportunities left. These same folks will be joining many others for our ticketed ArtAround Preview Party Mar. 13, 2016 at River Landing. If you would like to participate contact me at rochellemucha@att.net.

So, put ArtAround on your calendar and stay tuned for more information. We look forward to celebrating ArtAround with you.