Sculpture in the Park

Located in Loveland, Colorado, Sculpture in the Park is known as “one of the 200 most important modern and contemporary art sites around the world”. With an array of intricately designed sculptures, Sculpture in the Park integrates and shows the true symmetry of art and nature. Sculpture in the Park


»History

History


In 1984, George Lundeen, George Walbye, Hollis Williford, Fritz White, and Dan Ostermiller approached the Chamber of Commerce and representatives of the City of Loveland, with the idea of dedicating a small amount of land in Benson Park to display sculptures. This sculpture display would be an exhibition and a sale that would provide a beautiful area for people to explore, and a way for artists to make sales. One year after pitching the idea, the five sculptors were pleased to hear Benson Park would be the new site of a sculpture garden.

In that same year, fifty artists based in Loveland came together to create the first display of Sculpture in the Park. The event was a success, with approximately 2,000 attendees and $50,000 worth of purchased sculptures. Since then, new artists participate in the showcase each year and more visitors come from all over the world.

Since the opening of Sculpture in the Park, approximately 1,240 artists have participated in the event and have shared the profits of over $1 million. Sculpture in the Park in Loveland, Colorado - Photo: Sculpture in the Park

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»Attractions

Attractions


Sculpture in the Park currently has 154 sculptures displayed across the park. It’s important to note that of the 154 sculptures, only a limited amount are available to purchase. Some of the permanent sculptures in Sculpture in the Park include:

· Azygos by Deacon

· Cry for Help by Paul Baliker

· Circle of Life by J. Chester Armstrong

· Toy Blocks by Kevin Robb

· Swirl by Thomas Woodward

· Stargazer by Ray Kobald

· Chaco by Bruce Gueswel

· Nocturne by Barbara Chen

· Magic Fish by Ada Schultz

· Grandmother’s Washday by Fritz White

The sculptures that are available to purchase include:

· Happy Dance by Richard Pankratz

· Maude & Lottie by Cammie Lundeen

· Career Moves by Lisa Gordon

· The Hunt by Rosetta

· Evening Jazz by Warren Cullar

· Mayan Wind by Martin Gates

· Big Boy by Steve Worthington

· Rising Rainbow by David Turner

· The Actor by Dee Clements

If you’re interested in seeing pictures of the sculptures above, or learning about the prices of available sculptures, head over to Sculpture in the Park’s official website. You can also explore the rest of the permanent sculpture collection, as well as the sculptures available to purchase.

Since Sculpture in the Park is supposed to be a different engaging experience for everyone who visits, the Park does not offer any guided tours. You can find extensive information about the Park, or purchase a $5 book that acts as a tour guide and souvenir, from the visitor’s center. Sculpture in the Park in Loveland, Colorado - Photo: Sculpture in the Park

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»Special Events

Special Events


Sculpture in the Park regularly hosts special events throughout the year. Their most popular special event is Sculpture in the Park. Sculpture in the Park honors and displays a variety of sculptures that are available to purchase. Every year, over 2,000 sculptures from over 160 sculptors are marketed at the event.

Sculpture in the Park is held every second week of August and open to the public. Every Friday of the three-day event, the Park hosts what is known as the Patron Party. The Patron Party is an exclusive event that has limited availability. During the Patron Party, guests are able to interact with the artists and get an exclusive look at the sculptures available to purchase. Since the Patron Party is a formal event with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, adults 18 years old and older are only allowed to attend. In other words, no children whatsoever, even babies, are allowed into the Patron Party. If you’re interested in attending the Patron Party, plan to purchase a $75 ticket early.

Aside from the Patron Party, Sculpture in the Park also has a silent auction and an exhibit that displays a select number of the Park’s permanent collection that is available to purchase.

This year’s Sculpture in the Park will take place August 11th, 12th, and 13th. General admission tickets cost $7, and people 14 years old and under are free. No pets, except for service animals, are allowed into the event. In order to get to the event, guests are welcome to take the free shuttle bus that is provided by the event and will pick up and drop off guests from a variety of locations in the area.

For more information about Sculpture in the Park or any other special event, visit or call the Park during their standard hours of operation.

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125 East 7th Street, Loveland, CO 80537, website, Phone: 970-663-2940 Sculpture in the Park in Loveland, Colorado - Photo: Sculpture in the Park

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