Get your Ecosculpt on this Earth Day on Fountain Square

This Earth Day two dozen creative types will make new creations out of old stuff during the first-ever Ecosculpt event on Fountain Square.

Fountain Square Management Group, a subsidiary of 3CDC, and Duke Energy are partners in the event that will showcase 24 original sculptures made out of recycled materials. Installation begins April 9 and sculptures will be on display through April 29. Winners will be announced and financial prizes awarded during an event on Fountain Square on Earth Day, April 22.

Ecosculpt will mark the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, and could be an annual happening.

"It's a wonderful way to celebrate spring, and gives people a reason to come downtown and visit something interesting and fun on the square," said Kelly Leon, 3CDC, vice president for communications.

Anyone can submit a sculpture concept online, and organizers will pick the top 24 for display. Sculptures dimensions should be big, around 10 ft. by 10 ft. and be made from recycled or recyclable materials. Submissions must be postmarked by March 10, or sent by fax or email by 5 p.m. March 12.

"The art will mostly be judged for creativity, detail, use of recyclable material and public appeal. A people's choice award will be given out for the sculpture that the public chooses as its favorite," Leon said.

Find complete Ecosculpt information and an entry form here.

Writer: Feoshia Henderson
Source: Kelly Leon, 3CDC Vice President of Communications
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