Each year Stamford Downtown hosts a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit designed to attract both local and regional audiences. Art in Public Places Outdoor Sculpture exhibit features sculptures lining the sidewalks and parks of the Downtown as well as the Stamford Town Center.
The 2017 exhibit will consist of 40 originally designed and painted fiberglass geometric shapes that will be on display for free public viewing and enjoyment all summer.
We will once again bring the talent of the art community into the downtown for this year’s outdoor art exhibit! Stamford Downtown is accepting proposals from artists who wish to participate in this public art event. Artists are invited to submit designs for the Shapes, submissions will be reviewed by a jury, which will select a pool of final designs for sponsor review and selection.Application Deadline: February 17, 2017.
Art in Public Places History:
Since 1994, the city of Stamford has presented summer-long outdoor sculpture exhibits. The program’s goals are threefold:
-To promote the downtown as a regional tourism destination using art as vehicle
-To enhance the image of the downtown through a quality sculpture exhibit
-To foster art appreciation in diverse community
A few of the past exhibits:
2015-Dinosaurs Rule! in Stamford Downtown
2014-Street Seats in Stamford Downtown
2012-Horsin’ Around Stamford Downtown
2011-Wit & Whimsy
2010-It’s Reining Cats & Dogs