“Artists expose themselves in Stowe.” Great news headline, right? And it’s true!
National and international artists display their artwork in downtown Stowe for the annual Helen Day Art Center Exposed. outdoor sculpture exhibit.
Taking a stroll from the Helen Day Art Center up Main Street and down to the Recreation Path is a colorful expanse of unique installations and sculptures. And each year is so different!
Look up! Look down! Look everywhere! Pieces each year range from site-specific colored tiles laid methodically in the ground to found objects hanging from the trees.
The artwork is a mixture of materials – some natural, some industrial, some found and some a combination of all – whatever inspires each artist; and, pieces are meant to be viewed and experienced in all dimensions.
The title “Exposed.” is important as these artists are not only putting their artwork outdoors to be exposed to the elements, sun, wind, rain or snow (it IS Vermont!), but also to the comments of passersby. Some of the creations will even change over the summer and into autumn, with moving parts, oxidation and plant growth!
Individual signs next to each piece tell viewers the name of the work, materials used and price for sale. Helen Day offers a walking map of the Exposed. tour for additional descriptions of each work and site locations.
Stowe real estate benefits tremendously from the Helen Day Art Center. In addition to the raw beauty of Stowe – and Vermont – we are a community with a deep culture grown through the arts.
The Helen Day Art Center hosts exhibits, workshops, adult and youth classes and camps to bring the arts to the region. Whether you are vacationing or lucky enough to call Stowe “home,” the Art Center is a wonderful place to “stimulate your senses and engage your mind.”
Visit the Helen Day Art Center at 90 Pond Street. For more information about this and future exhibits, contact (802) 253-8358. And if you are searching for a Stowe realtor worth their salt, give us a call at William Raveis Stowe Real Estate.