Monday, May 12, 2014

Castlegar Sculpture Walk Kick-Off 2014

Another sure sign that we are in the last weeks of spring and that Summer 2014 is rapidly approaching

is that Castlegar Sculpture Walk is once again beautifying Downtown Castlegar.

Saturday night it was my pleasure to represent Mountain FM at the Sculpture Walk Opening Gala. Many of the artists were on-hand to meet-and-greet sponsors, volunteers and fans of Sculpture Walk.

The event was held (fittingly) at Kootenay Gallery and catered by the Element Club Bar and Grill.

To be honest with you, I had visited The Element earlier in the day for lunch. If you read this blog you know that I am a BIG fan of the team at the Element and I visit at least once a month to check out the monthly special. This month is Mexican Fiesta and features authentic tastes of Mexico. I'll have a blog with all the mouth-watering details on the amazing new additions to the menu tomorrow.

Now, back to Sculpture Walk talk.

Castlegar can now say that it is “The Sculpture Capital of Canada”, the phrase has been trademarked --- just one of the many happy announcements from last night’s gala.

I have never seen anything quite like Sculpture Walk. I think it is absolutely fabulous. For those who are not familiar with Sculpture Walk it is an impressive mixture of sculptures from local, Canadian and international artists spread throughout town. Sculptures are sponsored by businesses and compete for thousands of dollars in prize money throughout the summer. You can vote on your favourite for the annual People’s Choice Award.

Mountain FM is on the Sculpture Walk route and the work we sponsored last year (“The Green Man” by Daniel Kloc) was constantly being viewed by passers-by and people doing the sculpture walk until it was removed to prepare for this years showcase.

Here is a photo of all the artists that were at the Opening Gala.

If you get a chance, visit Kootenay Gallery and checkout the very talented high school students artwork that is being displayed right now. We were blown away by the local talented youth that have their work displayed at Kootenay Gallery.

Next week I will do the entire walk and update you on it! For now here is our Mountain FM/1035 The Bridge sculpture Echino II by Greg Jones

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