Several sculptures are arriving in Cranbrook as the City develops a new “Sculpture Art Walk” through the downtown core that looks to improve community vibrancy.
Partnering with the Castlegar Sculpture Walk Society, the City of Cranbrook is bringing in art from a handful of renowned artists throughout British Columbia.
“As we await the arrival of two additional pieces, a mobile-friendly website is being developed that will allow residents and visitors to learn about the artists and details about the piece itself,” said Paul Heywood, Acting Director of Community Services for the City of Cranbrook. “The website will also provide a map of all the important art works we already have in town, including the historic buildings and murals that already enhance Cranbrook on a daily basis.”
The City of Cranbrook already has five sculptures in place at City Hall, Spirit Square, the Public Library, Studio Stage Door, and the RCMP Detachment. Some of the sculptures include “Gatekeeper” by Victoria’s David Hunwick at Spirit Square near the Rotary Clock Tower, while Wendy Morrison’s “Re-Thinker” is at the Public Library and will remain on display through downtown for the next year.
Heywood said the new artwork will be a “catalyst for tourists and local residents to start talking about the artwork, sculptures, and murals that Cranbrook already has on display.”
According to the City of Cranbrook, the entire initiative is to focus on the “rich art scene” that will engage local residents while encouraging tourism and development in the community.
The City of Cranbrook said access to the website and additional details about the downtown sculpture walk will be announced at a later date.