A partnership initiative with the City of Roswell, ArtAround Roswell is an outdoor public art sculpture collection hosted throughout the city’s acclaimed park system, historic district and private businesses. This free “museum without walls” includes large-scale sculptures from the city’s permanent collection and temporary pieces loaned by the artists for a period of one year. All of the temporary pieces are available for purchase.
Led by RAF’s public art manager Elan Buchan, the sculptures were selected by a public art panel based on criteria including quality, diversity, and how the sculpture would spark conversation, delight visitors, and activate public spaces. For the seventh season of ArtAround Roswell, artists were asked to explore the theme of tradition: What made us who we are? How can we learn from the past? What do we celebrate as a community? Each artist answered the theme in their own unique way. From celebrating the stories and memories stitched into a patchwork quilt, incorporating everyday framing material into cascading patterns, and reflecting on the importance of intergenerational communication, these are just a few of the explorations the selected artists shared in response to the theme. RAF is excited to welcome this new collection and looks forward to connecting with the community as they explore the pieces.
Roswell Arts Fund is grateful for the local businesses and individuals who generously invest in Roswell’s creative economy and thriving community. Sponsors for the 2022-2023 ArtAround Roswell season include: PeachState Hospitality, Randall-Paulson Architects, Cadence Bank, and Variant Brewing Company.
2022-2023 ArtAround Roswell Temporary Sculptures
- Basics #55 by Matthis Neuman at the Old Mill near the covered bridge
- Equity by Nathan Pierce at Roswell Area Park
- Quilt by Leila Byron at City Hall along the pathway to Canton Street
- Sunrise/Sunset by Matthew Duffy at Variant Brewing Company
- Flatlander by Richard Pitts at Riverside East
- Divine Wind III by Jim Gallucci at Riverside West
- Dalband Satellite Flower by Richard Herzog at Don White Park
- The Feathers Three by Kirk Seese at East Roswell Park
- Don’t Gone With the Wind by Wenxia Zhang at the Main Library (installation temporarily delayed)