First and foremost, we hope you are taking care of your health and the health and safety of your family, friends and community. As you all know, we are in a time when making plans for the next few months is quite challenging. As an all-volunteer, community-supported organization, the Meredith Sculpture Walk committee will be doing everything we can to put on another great show for this, our seventh year. That said, we are going to making a few adjustments to our timeline to give you, our artists, more time to apply and allow our team the ability to adjust it’s meetings and planning schedules. Other adjustments may be required as time passes.
The award winning Meredith Sculpture Walk is the perfect place for your next sculpture installation! Featuring 32 sculptures annually our installations are a draw for individals far and wide. Applications are open now!
The annual Meredith Sculpture Walk has enjoyed great success. Tens of thousands of visitors and residents have taken the walk.
The Meredith Sculpture Walk Committee promotes the exhibits, provides sculpture information, and presents artist contact details by:
In 2011, The Design Committee of the Greater Meredith Program, successfully completed a project that was named “Courtyard on Main”. This pocket park connected Main Street to The Mill Falls Marketplace with a landscaping plan that included the installation of two pieces of sculpture from local artists.
Born out of this keystone project was a concept for The Meredith Sculpture Walk which would extend the installation of additional sculpture along Main Street, in the Mill Falls Marketplace, and in the three waterside parks that are along Lake Winnipesaukee, creating an annual public art display for the enjoyment of residents and the thousands of visitors to Meredith each year.
In 2012, a working committee of the Greater Meredith Program’s volunteers began the work of planning the First Annual Meredith Sculpture Walk. Committee Chairman, Bev Lapham, made formal presentations to town officials, civic groups, and businesses within town. The concept was met with great enthusiasm and positivity. The committee began the work to select potential site locations, obtain sponsorships, address legal and insurance issues, promotion, jurying, installation support and the creation of a list of potential artists/sculptors and so many more details.
The first call to artists went out in January 2014 to artists and sculptors throughout the Northeastern United States. The response was very gratifying with the receipt of over 60 applications representing over 75 pieces of sculpture! This launched our First Annual Meredith Sculpture Walk! Twenty-Five sculptures were independently juried through with all installations completed by June 2014. With this work behind us, we were able to hold our First Grand Opening Gala Celebration in July of that year.
Overwhelming positive responses to The Meredith Sculpture Walk and continued interest have supported the decision to issue a call to artists annually. Year 2020 will be our Seventh Annual display with total sites increased to 32 as participation, reputation, and popularity has grown.
Thank you to all our wonderful sculptors who have participated in past exhibits, current exhibit, and those who will apply for this year’s exhibit. We thoroughly enjoy working with each of you and the continuation to provide a beautiful location to display your wonderful pieces of art into the future.
Questions? Please contact Michelle Brown: