The Kiss by Coquitlam artist Serge Mozhnevsky symbolizing the unity of loving hearts is one of six pieces that make up the Penticton Public Sculptue Exhibit. Mark Brett/Western News

City of Penticton continues public sculpture exhibit

Applications now being accepted for 2018 exhibit

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 Penticton public sculpture exhibition for the Front Street roundabout location.

Created in 2016, Penticton’s public sculpture exhibition is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The 2018 exhibit will include six sculptures in total, five have been selected for locations along the Okanagan Lake waterfront and downtown areas.

Related: Public sculpture exhibit unveiled

“I dream of living in a Penticton where public art creates an increasing sense of place. Where public art is part of our lived experience when we walk, ride or drive. Where public art marks us as an ambitious, aspirant and generous society,” said Robin Robertson, chair of the arts, creative and cultural innovation committee and chair of the Penticton sculpture sub-committee. “Along with the City of Penticton, I invite sculptors to help us reimagine a traffic roundabout where streets become repositories for art and beauty.”

This is a second call for applications with requirements specific to the space and location and the deadline for submissions is April 15. A jury consisting of members of the committee and community representatives will review submissions and select one sculpture to be included in the exhibit and to be displayed in the Front Street roundabout.

The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton for one year for public enjoyment.

Anyone interested in being a part of the program for 2018 can apply at www.penticton.ca/sculptures or send inquiries to committees@penticton.ca or call 250-490-2406.

Just Posted

‘Hero’ kid fighting cancer helping with B.C. Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Penticton’s Wills Hodgkinson helping raise funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital

Vees add another notch to the win column

The team beat the Surrey Eagles 4-1 in the Bauer BCHL Showcase on Sept. 20

50-site RV park proposed for Okanagan Falls

An applicant has requested the property area be rezoned to Commerical Tourist instead of Industrial

City council passes tax exemptions without discussion

Permissive tax exemptions approved for 2019

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Who’s running in Penticton’s election?

Candidates for the Penticton municipal and school board election

Horvat leads Canucks to 4-3 shootout victory over Kings

Vancouver dumps L.A. in NHL pre-season contest

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Why Whistler for ski jumping in 2026? Calgary proposal gets pushback

Calgary 2026 proposes re-using the 2010 ski jumping venue Whistler for that sport and nordic

VIDEO: Hundreds line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick’s body returned to Smithers.

Despite progress, threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

Any deal is seen to require congressional approval before Dec. 1 to survive new Mexican government

B.C. MP Todd Doherty receives award for saving man who collapsed on a plane

Conservative MP was flying from Vancouver to Prince George, B.C., in June last year

Alleged border jumper from Oregon facing 2 charges after police chase in B.C.

Colin Patrick Wilson charged with dangerous operation of motor vehicle, flight from a peace officer

Most Read