Sculpture Exhibition Phase VII Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 25
Celebrate the installation of Phase VII of the Sculpture Exhibition in the Newport Beach Civic Center Park this Saturday, June 25 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Newport Beach Civic Center (100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, 92660). For more information, please visit the Sculpture Exhibition webpage of the City website.
Saturday June 25, 2022 from 1 - 4 p.m.
Newport Beach Civic Center
100 Civic Center Dr., Newport Beach 92660
Dedication Ceremony in Council Chambers, 1-1:30 p.m.
Children's Activities, Music, and Light Refreshments!
About the Sculpture Exhibition:
The Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park is an integral feature of the Newport Beach Civic Center. Civic Center Park, which turned nearly half a million square feet of undeveloped land into a new public park, was designed by renowned landscape architectural firm Peter Walker and Partners (PWP). The City Arts Commission determined that a rotating exhibition, in which pieces are loaned for a 2-year period, was an optimal approach to bring sculpture to the City in a cost-efficient manner. In 2013, the Newport Beach City Council authorized the City Arts Commission to implement an inaugural rotational sculpture exhibit in Civic Center Park.
Admission is free and the exhibition continues to be enjoyed by residents and guests of all ages and sensibilities. The exhibition has become a “museum without walls” that offers the temporary display of public art in a unique, naturalistic setting. Moreover, the City is able to exhibit a well-balanced representation of public art, with artistic merit, durability, practicality, and site responsiveness as criteria in the selection of work. The rotational nature of the exhibit ensures that residents and guests are exposed to a variety of work.