Stroll amongst the Sculptures in Castlegar

Stroll amongst the Sculptures in Castlegar

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With a population that is 7,000 strong, the community of Castlegar harbours a deeply rooted desire to nurture burgeoning artists, all while encouraging enthusiasts to take it outside.   

The Castlegar Sculpturewalk, is a collection of local and international works artfully displayed throughout the town’s parks and plazas, invites the art-minded out of doors for unique and, sometimes, surprising views. (Michael Misuraca’s Sculpturewalk is impressive, both in size and ambition. The local sculptor and woodworker lives in Ooteschenia, BC where he operates his business, Wild Woodworking, photo below).

The pieces, each on loan, will be showcased, with one sculpture ultimately selected by the locals (The People’s Choice Award, 2015 Recipient - first photo) as a permanent landmark within the community.  Offering $25,000 in prize money annually, the event attracts world-class sculptural talent to Castlegar.

Want to keep walking? Stroll the landscape of nearby Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park, with its swath of pretty parkland, suspension bridge and a unique Russian Orthodox country chapel, built by the park’s namesake, the late Alexander Zuckerberg, to celebrate his family’s heritage.

Come explore the Sculpture Capitol of Canada™ in Castlegar, BC. 

Story shared by Kootenay Rockies, sculpture artwork by top/bottom (Nathan Smith of Nelson, BC), first photo (Spring Shine and Christopher Peterson of Argenta, BC) and third photo (Peter Wulowka of Castlegar, BC).

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