Meredith Sculpture Walk Evolving for Fourth Year

Over the past three years, the Meredith Sculpture Walk has enhanced the beauty of downtown Meredith Village profoundly. Thousands of visitors and residents alike have toured the outdoor exhibit and explored the various installations around town. Now in its fourth year, “The Walk” promises to be just as fresh and interesting as ever with several new pieces to be chosen for this summer.

Members of the Greater Meredith Program’s Sculpture Walk Committee have begun planning and are now accepting applications for new installations for this year’s Meredith Sculpture Walk. The committee will accept sculpture submissions through March 31st, 2017. With the immense success of the GMP’s annual Meredith Sculpture Walk, the Committee is thrilled to see submissions coming in from all over the United States.

“Our goal is to enhance our beautiful town with an ever-changing variety of sculpture and to extend its reputation as a welcoming environment in which to live, work, and play,” said Bev Lapham, leader of the committee.

The Meredith Sculpture Walk is an annual, juried, outdoor exhibit offering local, regional, and national artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their creations, while enhancing the cultural environment of Meredith and providing opportunities to educate the public. The 2016 – 2017 Meredith Sculpture Walk featured 24 new sculptures with eight re-juried from the previous year’s exhibit. The goal for 2017 – 2018 is for 32 sculptures to be installed in June 2017.

All sculptures entered are to be for sale directly from the artists for the duration of the yearlong exhibit. The Meredith Sculpture Walk Committee celebrates these sales with the artists and takes no fees or commissions.

Sculptures will be placed in highly visible locations along Meredith’s quaint Main Street, in its shoreline parks along Lake Winnipesaukee, and in the beautifully landscaped gardens of the Mill Falls Marketplace. Printed and online maps will be available with direct links to the artists. Docent guided tours will begin in July.

Artists interested in submitting sculpture for consideration can access the call for entries at http://www.greatermeredithprogram.com/apply-online.html. The call for entry is for professional sculpture appropriate for public viewing. The entry deadline is March 31st, 2017. For additional information, please visit the website at http://www.greatermeredithprogram.com/call-to-artists.html.

A separate and distinguished jury of artists and community leaders will select the sculptures to be exhibited.

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, please call 603-279-9015, email gmp@greatermeredithprogram.com or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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