The New Canaan Sculpture Trail was created by the New Canaan Land Trust and the Carriage Barn Arts Center, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. By joining art and nature, this inaugural outdoor art exhibition promises to uniquely connect residents and visitors to our natural surroundings.
The exhibition features eight juried sculptural installations at six New Canaan Land Trust preserves, the front lawn of the New Canaan Town Hall, and the courtyard of the Carriage Barn Arts Center. The Sculpture Trail is open to the public from April 1 through July 31, 2020.
The selected works represent a diverse selection of sculptures and artists. Each sculpture was evaluated by its ability to respond to the geography of the individual properties while meeting the criteria of being visually engaging, interactive, and distinctive. The mediums of the art are varied — including a series of steel frames holding acrylic sheets, welded steel, wood, rocks, and even a fallen, “upcycled” tree harvested from one of the Land Trust’s preserves. Artists throughout the New York metro area, New England, and as far as Illinois are represented.
The New Canaan Sculpture Trail has been made possible by the generous support of Harlan and Lois Anderson Foundation, which serves as the lead sponsor for the exhibition. The Anderson Foundation, along with three contributing sponsors — Stuart Higley Family Foundation, AP Construction, and the Town of New Canaan — cover the costs of artist stipends, property preparation, maintenance, and promotional expenses.
We invite you to visit to this first-of-its-kind public art exhibition in New Canaan, CT.