Town Approves $5,000 To Support Upcoming ‘Sculpture Trail’


Town officials on Tuesday approved $5,000 toward a “Sculpture Trail” that will see outdoor art displayed at eight locations around New Canaan this spring and summer.  

The Board of Selectmen’s 2-0 vote during its regular meeting will support the efforts of the New Canaan Land Trust and Carriage Barn Arts Center for the Sculpture Trail, which will run for four months through July, officials said.

“The mission, first of all, is to celebrate the anniversary of Earth Day but really to celebrate open space for the Land Trust and celebrate New Canaan,” Beth Sanford, a member of the Land Trust’s board, told the selectmen during their regular meeting at Town Hall.

About 70 artists submitted proposals for the exhibition, curated with hope from the Carriage Barn, officials said. Ultimately, six pieces of art will be installed on Land Trust property, with one out front of Town Hall and one at the Carriage Barn, Sanford said. Activities planned for the exhibition include events for elementary school kids, families and seniors, she said.

They’re designed to get locals and out-of-towners alike “engaged with this unique exhibition,” Sanford said.

Selecmten Kit Devereaux and Nick Williams voted 2-0 in favor of the appropriation. First Selectman Kevin Moynihan was absent. 

The selectmen in the same vote approved $10,000 for a New Canaan public relations campaign. The funds are coming out of a tourism committee budget. 

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