tourists and locals alike have been drawn to the many works of art. “The Kiss” located in front of “Fiddlesticks” was the first sculpture purchased and donated by Vern and Darlene Burk. The Burks were the instigators of the downtown sculpture walk now called Art Scape. The project is in its fifth year.
Sculptors loan their work free of charge for one year and, in return the Boulder City Public Art Scape committee provides security and publicity for the exhibit. At the end of the year the judges will select their three top choices for awards.
This year there are fourteen new sculptures, ranging from realist styles to the surrealistic and non-objective free form conceptions. Each one an interesting addition to the parade of unique and sometimes controversial works lining the side-walks of Old Town.
Many of the sculptures have been purchased and donated to the city by private individuals. Others have been purchased through donation to the Art Scape Committee. Individuals who are interested in purchasing one of the new sculptures may contact the BCPAS committee. The Art Scape Committee has recently put out a pamphlet available at the Boulder City Hotel, the Chamber of Commerce and other locations around town for people interested in more information on the work of the Boulder City Art Scape project. For more information visit their website is www.publicartscape.com or call (702) 293-7731.
Visit the Boulder City Art Guild at www.bouldercityartguild.org