March 11, 2016

Bastrop Downtown Sculpture Stroll - 2016

Besides being "east of weird" and "the most historic small town in Texas," Bastrop is also well known for its thriving art community. You can experience Bastrop's art scene first-hand at the Bastrop Downtown Sculpture Stroll on Saturday, Mar. 19th from 3-5pm at the Bastrop Convention & Exhibition Center, located at 1408 Chestnut Street, where Bastrop Art in Public Places (BAIPP) will host a reception and awards ceremony for the winners of the Bastrop Downtown 2016 Sculpture Project.

The Bastrop Downtown 2016 Sculpture Project is an annual program of BAIPP and the City of Bastrop. This highly visible and accessible sculptural exhibition will serve as an art destination for the residents of Bastrop County, as well as visitors to the area. 

2016 Sculpture "One Trick Pony" by Dan Pogue

Ten sculptures, submitted and selected through a jury process, will be on loan to the city for one year and displayed in Bastrop's historic downtown. Viewers will have an opportunity to appreciate and be inspired by the variety, artistry, and creativity unique to this exhibition. The sculptures vary in theme, construction, and materials and may be on sale while on loan.

2015 Sculpture "Poco a Poco" by Margie Smith

The public is invited to attend the reception on March 19th to meet the artists, view the winning sculptures, and enjoy free refreshments. The awards ceremony will be held at 4pm to recognize the top three artists, as selected by an independent panel of jurors.

BAIPP advocates for the positive role art and design can play in community development and the advancement of tourism. For more information, visit BAIPP on Facebook here.

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