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New sculptures heading downtown

Augusta’s second Sculpture Trail will be placed Jan. 9-13

“The Augusta Sculpture Trail is a walkable and promotable art trail to attract local and regional
visitors to the Downtown Augusta area, supporting Augusta’s economic and cultural prosperity.
The public works of art are being placed at intervals that make for a fun and easy outdoor walking trail,” according to a news release.

Sponsored by the city of Augusta and the Greater Augusta Arts Council, the trail features 10 new sculptures as well as four from the previous trail. These four were purchased and will remain a permanent part of the downtown fabric.

The trail will be available for the public for two years. Artists submitted their proposals and were selected to be part of the trail.

New sculptures include Duet’s Dance Herons in Conversation by Lee Bell at Augusta Common and Broad Street; Endeavour by Chris Plaisted at Augusta Common and Broad Street; What’s in the Queue by Gregory Johnson at Augusta Common and Reynolds Street; Without Limits by Gus and Lina Ocamposilva – at Eighth Street and Riverwalk; Oraiste agus Liath by Aisling McDonald at Riverwalk Lower Level; Rise by James E. Weitzel at Riverwalk Lower Level; Hurrying Home by Charles Brouwer on Riverwalk Upper Level; Book Bench – A Novel Idea by Craig Gray- at Sixth Street and Riverwalk; Soccer Dude by Gonz Jove on the Fifth Street Bridge; and Ruthless by Flaminio Antonio on Fifth Street Bridge.

Purchased sculptures include Popsicles by Craig Gray at Augusta Common and Reynolds Street; Sun Lion at Fifth Street Pedestrian Bridge entrance to the Marina; Unstoppable by Gus and Lina Ocamposilva at Eighth Street and Riverwalk; Maestro and Forever Young at Founder’s Overlook on upper level of Riverwalk (temporary location).

An update to the Augusta Sculpture Trail digital walking tour is being produced by Otocast. It can be
accessed from any mobile device. This tool will help visitors learn specifics about each work of art while
they explore the Augusta Sculpture Trail, and includes audio of each artist, talking about their works of
art, the news release said.

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