Suwanee SculpTour

The Fourth annual Suwanee SculpTour puts original outdorr scuptures on display in downtown Suwanee

'Sunflower Gate' by Andrew T. Crawford
‘Sunflower Gate’ by Andrew T. Crawford

Suwanee SculpTour is back! And the fourth annual exhibit is bigger than ever! The 2015-2017 SculpTour brings more art pieces, features more local artists, and includes the largest sculpture yet to be featured in Suwanee – “Dancer XX” by Jack Howard-Potter standing at 20 feet tall and weighing in at 2,700 pounds.

Alongside the 20 foot tall dancer, this year’s free, mile-long, outdoor art tour features 17 sculptures in total, ranging from: a herd of goats to a 7 foot tall steel horse; a silhouette of a cow; a 12 foot archway; a variety of contemporary and abstract designs; and an intricately designed gate.

A program of the Public Arts Commission, Suwanee SculpTour is supported through private donations. Be sure to vote for your favorite SculpTour art piece at suwanee.com, because in 2017 (providing that funds are available), the City of Suwanee will add at least one SculpTour piece to its permanent art collection.

We, at Suwanee Magazine, are proud sponsors of the “Sunflower Gate” by Andrew T. Crawford: an 8-foot tall, 300 pound, ornamental gate with a beautiful sunflower design, fabricated from forged stainless steel.

AndrewCrawfordAndrew Crawford is renowned for his creation of functional objects and unique, ornamental gates – such as this one. You may also recognize his work throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden, including the main gate at the entrance. In fact, his work can be seen at many public and private properties throughout metro Atlanta, including: the memorial garden at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Georgia Museum of Art, and Brenau University’s Performing Arts Center, to name a few.

Crawford graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and returned to Atlanta in 1993 to open his workshop and studio, the Andrew T Crawford Ironworks. His goal: to create functional objects with an emphasis on blacksmithing – while working primarily in bronze, iron and steel. Today, he employs four full-time craftsmen who collaborate with him in making sculptures and functional objects of original design for schools, businesses, municipalities and private properties throughout the US. For more information and photos of their work, visit andrewtcrawford.com and ironisking.com.

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