Breckenridge is an outstanding example of a Colorado mining boomtown. Most of the historic buildings in town date from a span of eight decades beginning in 1862 and ending in 1942. The charm of Breckenridge lies in its sense of history and in its sense of community. Since its beginning as a mining town, Breckenridge has developed into a world class community with such amenities as the Breckenridge Ski Area, Ice Arena, Golf Course, Recreation Center and the Arts District of Breckenridge and Riverwalk Performing Arts Center. Breckenridge is located in the heart of the Ten Mile Range, which allows its residents to have a mountainous wilderness as their back door. Having such diverse amenities, the local community in Breckenridge is active with wide ranging interests. We are highly visible, attracting visitors both nationally and internationally. In 1996, the Art in Public Places Master Plan was adopted. Since its adoption the Town has been committed to promoting the arts, educating the public on the arts and placing art in public places.
Sculpture on the Blue Details
Sculpture on the Blue is hosted by the Breckenridge Public Art Commission (BPAC). Sculpture on the Blue is located within the Blue River Plaza, along a portion of the Riverwalk north and south of the Blue River Plaza and around the Riverwalk Center. (Map available upon request.)
The purpose of Sculpture on the Blue is to provide a vibrant sculptural garden for visitors and the community to enjoy throughout the summer in Breckenridge. Sculpture on the Blue provides great visibility to artists. The BPAC provides uniform signage for each sculpture in the show. The BPAC is working hard to grow Sculpture on the Blue as a worthwhile event for the artists that participate and the public. Subject matter and materials for sculptures are intended to be broad and open to each artist’s interpretation. All sculptures accepted should be durable in regard to withstanding the elements and for public interaction.
A travel stipend will be provided, $200 for artists traveling in Summit or adjacent counties and $300 for artists outside Summit and adjacent counties.
The BPAC will host an opening celebration for all participating artists and the community.
Each sculpture that is on loan to the Town of Breckenridge will be placed on display in one of the areas noted above.
Sculptures need not be for sale. There is no commission taken on sold sculptures. At least one sculpture has been purchased privately each year and donated back to the Town as part of the permanent collection.
The Town will provide assistance with installation and take down of sculptures within the show. Sculptures will be on display from June to September of each season. If a sculpture is sold, it may be replaced with another sculpture by the artist, subject to approval by the BPAC. Installation of replacement sculptures will be the responsibility of the artist.
The BPAC awards one sculpture “Best of Show” and the community selects their favorite sculpture with a “Peoples’ Choice” award. There are cash prizes for these awards.
Sculptures are on display in the Blue River Plaza from June 1st through October 12th of 2012.
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