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MARBLE FALLS — Seven years ago, Marble Falls held its first Sculpture on Main. The idea, while new at the time, brought a sense of creativity to downtown.
But instead of directing people into art galleries, organizers took the art to the streets.
The event celebrates its eighth year when the new sculptures are unveiled Oct. 17-18. You actually can see them now if you walk or drive around the downtown area, but the kick-off weekend features a couple of special events to get things rolling.
Sculpture on Main is a judged show that invites sculptors from across the country to submit work for consideration. A panel picks the pieces to be displayed throughout the year. Each October, sculptors set their pieces on downtown streets.
The pieces stay up throughout the year, giving people plenty of time to check out the sculptures and even buy one if they’re interested.
The 2014-2015 Sculpture on Main officially kicks off Oct. 17 with an artists reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Marble Falls visitors center, 100 Ave. G. Tickets for the reception are $15 per person and $25 for couples. Along with meeting the artists, people can enjoy hors d’ouvres and wine.
On Oct. 18, the Sculpture Sip and Stroll from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. allows people to enjoy live music and refreshments while they walk along downtown to look at the sculptures. Many of the artists will be by their pieces sharing their inspiration behind their works. You could even learn a little bit about the process.
Refreshments will be available at the Old Oak Square and on Main Street between Third and Fourth streets.
At 1:30 p.m., organizers will announce the Sculpture on Main awards at Old Oak Square. The Sculpture on Main committee will award Best in Show, which brings a $1,000 prize with it. Other places recognized include second ($600), third ($400), fourth ($300) and fifth ($200).
Organizers are also inviting people and businesses to adopt a sculpture, which means the adoptee is responsible for getting their adopted sculpture a light cleaning.
Go to sculpturemftx.com or call (830) 693-2815 for more information or tickets to the Oct. 17 reception.