“Ice Pops” by artist Craig Gray in Riverside Park is one of 10 sculptures in this year’s ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour. An opening celebration is set for 11:30 a.m., April 14, at Riverside Park. ROSWELL ARTS FUND

Roswell ‘ArtAround’ sculpture fest launches April 14

The third annual ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour, featuring 10 original works displayed throughout the city, will kick off with an opening celebration in April, the Roswell Arts Fund announced.

The opening is set for 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 14, at Riverside Park – site of a colorful, new, “Ice Pops” sculpture by artist Craig Gray. The family friendly ribbon-cutting will offer a live band, dance performances, interactive games, food trucks and arts and crafts activities. Mini-tours of ArtAround will be offered, with free shuttles provided.

Ice Pops and nine other works were selected from a field of 70 entries, officials said. ArtAround adds three new locations this year – the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Hembree Park, and Leita Thompson Park near the Arts Center West Entrance – and will be extended by three months to run from April 14 to March 2019. Information: http://bit.ly/2FEC9DT

“In addition to several returning sponsors, we are thrilled to have a number of new sponsors participate in ArtAround Roswell this year,” said Heidi Speckhart, Arts Fund development director. “We are looking forward to activating the tour through a series of events and activities and hope to make this year’s tour the best yet.”

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