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The Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition (RBSE) marks the second biennial juried art show of contemporary outdoor sculpture on display throughout the town of Rosemary Beach from May 23, 2019 – February 14, 2020.  This year’s exhibition includes 16 sculptures from artists across 12 states and Washington, D.C. An Artist Panel Discussion will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Rosemary Beach Town Hall; and, the Opening Event will take place on Friday, May 24th at 4:00 p.m. in the Rosemary Beach Town Hall Courtyard.

A beer and wine bar will be available at both events. A self-guided smartphone audio tour and printed map will allow visitors to explore the sculpture trail at their own pace to view the sculptures, and to hear descriptions of each one from the artist. The audio tour is offered via the free ‘Otocast’ app available for download. Materials for the contemporary sculptures are as varied as their subject matter. Made of steel, aluminum, bronze, stainless steel, and wire, some address issues such as the environment and freedom, while others explore nature or formal elements like color, perspective and balance, with one towering to 16 feet high. In addition to the juried show, a science-based sculpture created by students from Ohana School will also be on display. Made of debris from our Gulf waters, beach, and surrounding areas, the sculpture will raise awareness of the ever-growing problem of single use plastics and its threat to oceans, marine life and humans alike.

Visitors who tag photos of sculptures with #rosemarybeachsculpture will have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Rosemary Beach® Trading Company; and, can also vote for their favorite sculpture in the People’s Choice Award contest. The purpose of the show is to complement the architectural heritage in Rosemary Beach and to contribute to the cultural arts environment in Walton County and surrounding areas. Learn more, get a preview of the sculptures, and vote online at rosemarybeachsculpture.com.