Boyne City Main Street is pleased to present the 5th Annual Walkabout Sculpture Show, throughout downtown Boyne City. The newest piece, “Puddle Jumper,” created by Indian River artist Pamela Dueweke, was installed in Sunset Park last week. The Walkabout Sculpture Show brings art out of the gallery and into the out-of-doors. Eight original works from Michigan sculptors are installed in various locations throughout downtown to showcase the bond among art, nature and observer. The show is very unique in that it is accessible 24 hours per day, and free for all viewers.
Three pieces are permanent installations – including “Draco Viewer,” by Wally Barkley, located at the river mouth, “The Last River Draw,” by Martha Sulfridge, located in the Boyne River at Old City Park, and the mosaic by artist Svetlana Ottney located at Peninsula Beach Park. All works of art are for sale. Sales support both the artist, and Boyne City Main Street. 20 percent of each sale goes back into the funds for the Walkabout Sculpture Show.
The 2019-20 season is sponsored, through the Boyne Bee, by Charlevoix State Bank. The Boyne Bee, a spelling bee fundraiser for the show, takes place each Spring. Details regarding the event can be found at www.boynecitymainstreet.com
Anyone interested in purchasing a sculpture may contact Kelsie King-Duff, Boyne City Main Street Director, at 231-582-9009. For information on the sculptures, and locations, visit www.boynecitymainstreet.com