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).
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.
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).