ROSWELL, GA — The Roswell Art Fund kicked off its third annual ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour with an opening celebration at Riverside Park. The free event was held near “Ice Pops,” a sculpture added to this year’s tour created by Florida-based artist Craig Gray.
Synovus is the sponsor of Ice Pops, and they were at the event handing out free King of Pops popsicles. Several children, along with ArtAround Roswell sponsors and members of the Roswell Arts Fund Board, participated at the ribbon cutting kicking off ArtAround Roswell 2018.
“It was so fun to watch the kids interact with the art,” said Catherine Storey of Synovus. “We loved handing out the pops to all of our neighbors and visitors who stopped by the celebration. Ice Pops is such a colorful and fun sculpture; it’s perfect for this location.”
The family-friendly celebration also featured entertainment, including local band Along for the Ride. FootNotes Dance and Acrobatics Studio had a few groups perform choreographed dances at the event.
Several other ArtAround Roswell sculpture sponsors also participated in the event. Randall-Paulson Architects helped the children with a fun STEAM activity, sand art. Aesthetic Specialty Centre Plastic Surgery & Dermatology were paired with face painter and gave away a chance to win a free facial. Carl Black Roswell Buick GMC provided “mini-tours” to some of the other nearby ArtAround Roswell sculptures. A.J. Argentina of Roswell Clay Collective at Roswell Art Center West gave demonstrations of pottery making, and artist Kathy King had pottery available for purchase at the event.