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Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Augusta Sculpture Trail

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While the Augusta Sculpture Trail is only supposed to be a temporary, two-year public art exhibit, at least two of the sculptures are set to become permanent fixtures.

At Saturday’s ribbon cutting for the trail, Bennish Brown, president and chief executive officer of the Augusta Convention and V...

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  1. The Sculpture Trail is such a wonderful addition to the downtown landscape. The variety of sculpture should appeal to everyone. Having looked at the works and prices (Popsicles does not have a price listed) the total cost to purchase is 224,200.00 (roughly 1.15 per resident). The city would have money well spent on Art rather than numerous “studies” that seem to go nowhere.
    How wonderful it would be to have ALL of them purchased and permanently ensconced in Augusta’s landscape, for the enjoyment and enrichment of all.

  2. It seems foolish to display art that is for sale for a two year period instead of just purchasing the art prior to accepting it for display, at a potentially lower price, in order to give the artist a platform for recognition. In the big sceam of things with a city budget as large as it is, $224,200 could be spent every year for the homeless, and a like amount for community art. Both would improve life in Augusta, and help draw more residents to the downtown city area. If I ran Augusta, I’d start by donating that money to the Salvation Army, to improve their response to the homeless situation rather than delute the resources to too many different organizations.

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