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New Hope Arts Center plans free International Sculpture Day events, Sculpture 2024 to open


New Hope Arts, 2 Stockton Ave., New Hope, hosts a day of free events April 27, celebrating International Sculpture Day.

The day will commence with a Sculpture Bike Tour at 10 a.m., led by Bucks County cycling enthusiast Rick James of Encore Rides. Participants will embark on an introductory tour to explore some of the sculptures featured in New Hope Arts’ Public Arts Program. Thirteen new sculptures have been added to the program in 2024, with six installed in April alone in anticipation of the April 27 festivities. Following the tour, attendees are encouraged to continue exploring sculptures around the borough.

Following the bike tour, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury will host a Found-Objects Art Workshop. Led by local artist Karina Raude, participants of all ages will have the opportunity to create unique sculptures using objects found in nature and everyday life. All necessary supplies will be provided; however, attendees can also bring their own materials to add to their creations.

From noon to 4 p.m., visitors can experience a collaboration between New Hope Arts’ Public Arts Program and The College of New Jersey’s Interactive Exhibit Design course. TCNJ students will unveil an augmented reality project, enhancing select sculptures with digital art experiences accessible via QR codes.

The day will also feature Walking Tours at 4 p.m., led by New Hope-Solebury residents Joanne Reszka and June Nezamis. Attendees will have the chance to explore a selection of sculptures while gaining insights into New Hope’s vibrant community art scene; they are also welcome to the Members Only Preview from 5 to 6 p.m. An opening reception will follow from 6 to 8 p.m.

The festivities will mark the opening of the juried Sculpture 2024. The exhibition juror is George R. Anthonisen. The exhibit will feature over 90 artworks from 58 artists. The exhibition will run from April 27 to June 7. Gallery Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

To register for the free events or for information, visit or call 215-862-9606. Donations to the Public Arts Program are always appreciated.

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