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Special Events


Curators Patterson Sims (L) and Lowery Sims (R) flanking artists (L-R) Sonya Clark, Jeffrey Gibson, and Joyce J. Scott during a 2018 artist panel discussion at Grounds For Sculpture. Photo: David Michael Howarth Photography

Every year, GFS presents a wide array of special programs and events, including genre crossing conversations with prominent minds, days filled with artist-driven demonstrations, symposia exploring a broad range of topics, and more. Learn more about annual events and upcoming programs below.


Artists in Action

Grounds For Sculpture is home to many outstanding artists. During this inspiring, spring open studio event, visitors are invited to get to know these artists by viewing their latest efforts, watching them work, and asking questions that arise in the process.


Frost and Flames

Get up close and watch as master carvers turn huge blocks of ice into art using power saws, chisels, brawn, and grit during this always popular winter program. Then, warm up by the heat of the furnace as sculptors from The Seward Johnson pour molten metal, demonstrating the ancient art of metal casting.



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We have received many questions about whether the opening of state parks includes Grounds For Sculpture. Please note at this time we remain closed. 

As a nonprofit organization we are not part of the state parks system and we are not yet permitted to open. We are watching the situation closely. When we are permitted to open, we are determined to do so in way that is safe for our staff, volunteers and visitors.

We know the value of being out in nature and experiencing art is all the more important and restorative during these uncertain times. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to experience GFS later this season when we are permitted and able to reopen. We are tending the garden to ensure we are ready when the time comes.

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