Public Sculpture Exhibition enters its third year


The City of Penticton is inviting the community to attend the 2019 Public Sculpture Exhibition which will take place Saturday, May 11 with a reception and artist talks at the Penticton Art Gallery Friday, May 10.

“It’s been rewarding to launch this Public Sculpture Exhibition for a third year in a row,” says Recreation Business Supervisor, Kelsey Johnson. “The continued success will help ensure that we keep pushing this program forward, providing more opportunities to showcase public art and create as many conversations as possible.”

First established in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition is a year-long event designed to display a variety of sculptures for the public to enjoy. The artists use a range of varying materials and draw inspiration from the BC wilderness for the creation of their work.

“We are also very excited about introducing a permanent sculpture, ‘Helping Hand’ to our community in the coming weeks,” says Johnson. “This sculpture has already initiated conversation and community involvement and it is sure to add to the city’s downtown vibrancy.”

The 2019 exhibition will showcase five new pieces and will begin with a reception and artist talks at the Penticton Art Gallery, Friday, May 10 at 7pm. The official opening takes place on the steps of City Hall Saturday, May 11 at 10am. During the opening, walking maps will be distributed and some artists will be at their sculptures after the opening to meet members of the community.

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Kelsey Johnson
Recreation Business Supervisor
City of Penticton

Milena Urbanovitch
Marketing & Communications Specialist
City of Penticton