The Parks & Trails Department and Arts Advisory Committee will dedicate two new public sculptures along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail at noon on Tuesday, December 20. The event will begin with the dedication of a sculpture located at the Jaycee Park Trailhead near the Hot Springs Boys & Girls Club, 109 West Belding Street. Parking is available at the Boys & Girls Club. Attendees can walk or drive southward to the Rotary Centennial Trailhead at the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Hollywood Avenue, where a second sculpture will be dedicated. Parking is also available at the Rotary Trailhead.
Using the theme “Art for the Heart,” the Arts Advisory Committee has recently prioritized the placement of public sculpture along the Greenway Trail. As users walk, run or bicycle along the trail, the sculptures can lift spirits and motivate more exercise in order to see what art pieces lie ahead. The new sculptures augment those in the Sculpture Garden at the Transportation Plaza, located near the Greenway’s north trailhead.
The featured sculptures are entitled “Running in Circles,” placed at the Rotary Trailhead, and “Lovers/Fighters,” placed at the Jaycee Park Trailhead. Both are created of metal by John Mark and Nikki Baker of Baker’s Fabrication and Welding Shop in Glenwood, AR. The first sculpture was purchased by the Arts Advisory Committee with a grant from the Hot Springs Giving Circle. The Bakers are donating the second sculpture in honor of their two sons. Both sculptures were featured during the UpCycle Sculpture Festival, hosted by the Arts Advisory Committee last May.
Refreshments will be served at the event. For information, call 321-6871.