The inaugural Sculpture Walk at Chetola Lake will showcase over 50 large, mid-scale, and small sculptures on August 9-11th on Chetola Lake. This new event invites the public to stroll around the lakeside at Chetola Resort to meet renowned sculptors and view their award-winning works of art.  Activities all weekend long create a family friendly destination! Sculptors will compete for cash awards totaling $6,000.

Friday night’s special evening event features art icons, Bob Timberlake and Joe Miller, from 6:30-9:30 pm. Dr. Lawrence Wheeler, CEO and Director of the NC Museum of Art (ret.), is hosting Saturday’s evening event, the “Starry Night” dinner. Attendees will enjoy dancing under the stars with The Starlighters Orchestra and watching the sculptors awards program.  Reservations and tickets are required for evening events.  https://thesculpturewalk.com

Free and family friendly, ArtSplash will be on Saturday from 11 am until 4 pm and will feature Virtual Reality Games with artist Alan Gordon. Volunteers will offer sculpting with Kids Clay Corner and lawn games, plus participation in creating a large masterpiece with paint-filled squirt guns!

The Sculpture Walk organizer and curator, Brenda Councill relates, “Many large scale works are sited with the help of a crane, fork lift and a lot of manpower. It’s going to take four or five hours set up major pieces. It’s a lot of dedication from the sculptors who are just exhibiting their art for the weekend.” Councill added that each sculpture will be positioned in a site-specific manner to best exhibit the beauty and quality of the artwork.

All proceeds benefit the sculptors. This event is sponsored in part by the Watauga County Arts Council, grassroots funds of The NC Arts Council, and generous support by private and corporate donations.

For more information, and to purchase tickets for evening events, visit www.thesculpturewalk.comsculpture walk schedule