“Sculpture Day” contest at Okanagan Lake Park is coming to Penticton this spring – Penticton Western News

Those who wish to create sculptures, compete with others and win grand prizes will have an opportunity in April thanks to the Penticton Art Gallery.

It’s dubbed ‘Sculpture Day’ and it’s sure to get the creative juices flowing for many on April 2 at the inaugural Ignite the Arts festival.

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Okanagan Lake Park, people are invited to form sculpting teams of up to eight people and compete in a “multigenerational” competition.

The competition has been added to the slate of festival events this week, as announced by the Penticton Art Gallery and local public art advisor Robin Robertson.

Teams are asked to bring materials like wood, discarded metal furniture, sand, rocks, wire and concrete to use when creating their “most innovative piece of work”, said the gallery in a press release.

“The crew and all materials must be at Okanagan Park for assembly by noon,” he continued.

“Teams will have three and a half hours to assemble their sculptures and all entries must have a title.”

A panel of judges will determine the winner of the competition at 3:45 p.m. with a ceremony honoring the selection team expected to follow shortly thereafter.

Before the competition winner is announced, the public will have the opportunity to view all of the teams’ finished sculptures.

The inaugural edition of the Ignite the Arts festival kicks off on March 25, with 1,500 people and 300 artists expected to take part in all events over a nine-day period.

The “Sculpture Day” on April 2 will take place one day before the scheduled end of the festival.

Each registered sculpture team must have one child and one adult, the gallery added.

To register a team for the event, people are asked to consult the gallery event form.

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