ArtAround Roswell is a constant work in progress, and up now are some come-as-you-are, enjoy-at-your-leisure outdoor exhibits. The second annual ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour features 13 works from local and international artists.
Ten sculptures are new to the tour, two are from last year, purchased as permanent gifts to the city, and then there’s “Sky Maintenance,” on the Don White Bridge at Ga. 400, a temporary gift to the city by the artist.
Last year’s nine-month exhibit was the first, with 10 on-loan outdoor sculptures installed and displayed throughout the park system. I attended one of the free public bus tours on a rainy July weekend last summer. We would have been able to depart at each stop for a closer look, but our tour was timed to coincide with a cloudburst of near biblical proportions, making it impossible to see more than a glimmer through the sheets of rain pouring outside the bus windows.
This year’s kickoff featured favorable weather at the Heart of Roswell Park on Canton Street in the historic district. The Atlanta Taiko Project, an all-percussion ensemble, entertained with original compositions and art pieces, prior to the introduction of local Atlanta sculptor, David Landis, and other performance artists.