Chelsea Creates New City Vibe with SculptureWalk

. June 22, 2020.
Image courtesy of Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

The City of Chelsea is excited to announce that, for the 12th year, sculptures will be lining the city streets and parks. There are 14 new sculptures that are gracing the streets, giving viewers a new outdoor activity to do!

This year’s SculptureWalk had 35 applicants and, of the 14 selected sculptures, 3 artists are from Ohio while 11 are from Michigan, keeping the art as local as possible. For several of the artists, this will be their first public exhibition. Here is a list of the artists that are featured in the Chelsea Sculpture walk.

2020-21 Sculptors 

M. Saffel Gardner, Highland Park, MI

Jim Bundshuh, Adrian, MI

Brian Nelson, Livonia, MI 

Robert Jones, Ypsilanti, MI 

Douglas Gruizenga, Interlochen, MI

David Petrakovitz, Cadillac, MI (returning)

Barry Parker, Dexter, MI (returning)

John Merigian, Superior Township, MI (returning)

Pamela Reithmeier, Monclova, OH

Jeff Bohl, Marshall, MI  

R. Mike Sohikian, Genoa, OH

Jacquelynn Sullivan Gould & Samuel Gould, Lansing, MI

Todd Kime, Ottawa Hills, OH

Kyle Burnett, Battle Creek, MI

Patrons are encouraged to stroll through the downtown Chelsea area and enjoy the outdoor Sculpture Gallery. You’ll be able to find a map and more information about each sculpture and artist by visiting the SculptureWalk page on the CAFE Website. Signage and brochures will be available soon.

All sculptures on the walk are available for purchase, with 70% of the proceeds going directly to the artist and the remainder going towards the continuation of SculptureWalk Chelsea. Chelsea Area Festivals & Events (CAFE) is proud of the creativity and professionalism that the Visual Arts and Exhibition Coordinator, Crystal Scott, brought to this year’s program. 

For more information on this outdoor event, contact Crystal Scott at visualarts@chelseafestivals.com or by phone at 586-291-8007.

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