Roswell to unveil outdoor sculpture exhibit

Craig Snyder installs his work, “Sweet Pops of Brilliance,” by the Eves Road entrance to East Roswell Park. ARTAROUND ROSWELL

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Craig Snyder installs his work, “Sweet Pops of Brilliance,” by the Eves Road entrance to East Roswell Park. ARTAROUND ROSWELL

Ten new works of art will join two sculptures from last year’s show and a unique gift newly arrived from Russia in ArtAround Roswell 2017, an outdoor exhibition of public art by the Roswell Arts Fund.

ArtAround kicks off with a free program with live performances, art demonstrations and (a limited supply of) free cotton candy 11:30 a.m. April 22 at Heart of Roswell Park, 925 Canton St.

Since early 2016, the partnership of the Arts Fund and the city of Roswell "has been transforming the city's parks into a museum without walls," according to a news release. The works, on loan from their artists, will be on display for nine months. To view all 13 sculptures: http://bit.ly/2oCCjiO

The pieces were selected by a volunteer panel. Each artist received a stipend to cover transportation and insurance costs, and each of the 10 new works have corporate sponsors. The sculptures are available for purchase; at least one will be acquired by the Roswell Arts Fund as a permanent gift to the city. The Russian gift is “Sky Maintenance” by Dima Alekseyev, recently hung from the Ga. 400 bridge over the Chattahoochee River.

Information: www.artaroundroswell.org