may, 2023

13may6:30 pm8:30 pmSculpture Garden Party & Opening Reception19th Annual Sculpture Garden ExhibitKemp Center For the ArtsCost:Free

Event Details

The Arts Council WF is hosting the 19th Annual Sculpture Garden Reception and Garden Party at the Kemp Center for the Arts in Downtown Wichita Falls. They will be welcoming the 10 new sculptures to display from May 2023-May 2024.

Light bites provided.
Cold drinks and cocktails from The Traveling Tavern Mobile Bar.
No admission fee and no RSVP required. Just show up and enjoy.

Meet the artists and juror. Enjoy live music by Anthony Ailey, light appetizers, drinks, and of course, good company! Awards for first, second and third place will be given out to the artists that evening, as well.

This exhibit is NATIONALLY recognized and represents local, regional, and national artists. This year, artwork was juried by Dewane Hughes, who is the Associate Professor at University of Texas at Tyler. Installation of the exhibit is overseen by Joe Barrington of Red Star Studio in Throckmorton, TX.

Featured artists for 2023-2024
Ellis Barber • Waco, TX
Steven Buduo • St. Louis, MO
Danville Chadbourne • San Antonio, TX
B.C. Gilbert • Wichita Falls, TX
Chad Hines • Temple, TX
Suguru Hiraide • Wichita Falls, TX
Dewane Hughes • Troup, TX
Seward Johnson • Hamilton, NJ
Jenn Peek • Norman, OK
Jim Robertson • Trinity, TX

More about Sculpture Garden:
The Sculpture Garden exhibit is outdoor and open-to-the-public. It presents a unique art and nature viewing opportunity for the Wichita Falls community, as well as tourists and travelers visiting the area. The Sculpture Garden and the Kemp Center for the Arts are always free to enjoy and open during regular business hours. Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm.

Download the Otocast app for a free GPS-activated audio tour of sculptures and listen to the artists describe their work and what inspired them to create each piece.