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ART IN PUBLIC PLACES:
SCULPTURE PROGRAM

The Art in Public Places program brings art outside, adding character and beauty to our city streets and spaces.  The program includes an annually rotating, outdoor sculpture exhibition and a large-scale mural program that is entering its second year. The sculptures are installed in prominent locations throughout Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Alcoa. Started in 2007 by Eddie Mannis and Bart Watkins, the Art in Public Places sculpture program has curated and installed over 240 works of art and gained national recognition as a platform for exhibiting world-class sculptors.

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2020 ART VENDORS

SCULPTURE 

PROGRAM

The Art in Public Places Sculpture is an annually rotating, outdoor sculpture exhibition that are installed in prominent locations throughout Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Alcoa. There are currently sculptures installed in these locations:

  • Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

  • Cradle of Country Music Park (Downtown Knoxville)

  • ORNL Federal Credit Union (Northshore Branch)

  • ORNL Federal Credit Union (Oak Ridge Branch)

  • Emory Place

  • Zoo Knoxville

  • UT Gardens

  • Mcghee Tyson Airport

  • The Muse 

 

Started in 2007 by Eddie Mannis and Bart Watkins, the Art in Public Places sculpture program has curated and installed over 240 works of art and gained national recognition as a platform for exhibiting world-class sculptors. This year’s ambitious collection of sculptures created by artists from across the nation has been selected by sculptor John Douglas Powers

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2022-2023 EXHIBITION

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Sunrise/Sunset

Matthew Duffy

Location:

UTK Student Union

Cost:

$25,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Yellow Brick Road

Richard Pitts

Location:

Maker Exchange

Cost:

$12,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

ConCon

Matt Amante

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$2,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Resting Red Eared Cow

Jim Collins

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$7,500.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Alien Flower

Richard Herzog

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$17,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Cosmic Knot

John Ross

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$15,000.00

Sponsor:

Artist Website
TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Meaningful Scoop

Kevin Vanek

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

Coming Soon

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Miasmata

Andrew Light

Location:

Emory Place

Cost:

$20,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Laxus Arms

Susan Woodford

Location:

Zoo Knoxville

Cost:

$14,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Helicopter Seeds

Brian Ferriby

Location:

Maker Exchange

Cost:

$8,000.00

Sponsor:

Artist Website
TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Asteray

Nicole Beck

Location:

ORNL Federal Credit Union (Northshore Branch)

Cost:

$15,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Means of the Builder III

Steve Buduo

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

Coming Soon

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Intestinal Fortitude

Mike Hansel

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$24,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Queen of Hearts

Ray Katz

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$25,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Victoria

Chris Wubbena

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$10,000.00

Sponsor:

Artist Website
TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Human Nature, Fig No. 1

Art Garcia

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$10,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Incendiary

Luke Achterberg

Location:

Emory Place

Cost:

$11,800.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Ojigi Bird

Suguru Hiraide

Location:

Mcghee Tyson Airport

Cost:

$6,500.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Waco Ribbon

Rollin Karg

Location:

Maker Exchange

Cost:

$4,350.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

My Favorite Thing

Travis Emmen

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$36,500.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Hydra

Brigit Ciskowski

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

Coming Soon

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Atom

Hanna Jubran

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$45,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Lightning Sanctuary

Harry McDaniel

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$4,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Vuida

Joni Younkins-Herzog

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$8,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Twisted Botanical Wave

Mary Angers

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$15,000.00

Sponsor:

Artist Website
TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Memories in Flight

Susan Woodford

Location:

UT Gardens

Cost:

$9,000.00

Sponsor:

TheRustedSpire_ChristopherKnight_AIPP202

Lost Signals

Nathan Pierce

Location:

ORNL Federal Credit Union (Oak Ridge)

Cost:

Coming Soon

Sponsor:

ON PERMANENT DISPLAY

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Sailor's Warning

Duke Oursler

Location:

Material:

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It's All About Electricity

Richard Herzog

Location:

Zoo Knoxville

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Fern Temple II

Austin Collins

Location:

The Muse (East Knoxville)

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Discovery

Fisher Stolz

Material:

Material:

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Night

Charles Pilkey

Location:

Zoo Knoxville

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Self Reflection

J. Taylor Wallace

Location:

Krutch Park Extension (Downtown)

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Outer Orbits

John Ross

Location:

Jackson Square (Oak Ridge)

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Faust

John Sauve

Location:

Emory Place (N. Knoxville)