The Bee Cave Arts Foundation continues mission of bringing awareness, education, and integration of art in public spaces.
The grand opening and dedication of the Bee Cave Sculpture Park will take place Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 2 to 5 PM showcasing eleven original sculptures displayed in a natural setting that provides visitors with a place for reflection, relaxation, and interaction in addition to improving the aesthetic quality of the community.
Located near the intersection of Highway 71 and 620, and directly across from the Bee Cave Police Station at 13333 Highway 71, this unique park covers seven acres and features a large spring-fed pond, over twenty-five species of native plants and some of the largest oak trees in the area. The Foundation has chosen artwork in a wide range of styles and media, some available for sale, reflecting subjects from nature to pure abstraction placed around an exciting and whimsical central form representing the history and culture of the area.
The community is invited to join the Mayor, City Council, Bee Cave Arts Foundation members, artists, local supporters and sponsors for the Grand Opening ceremony at 2:00PM followed by Mayor Murphy’s ribbon cutting and Queen Bee dedication at 2:15. Activities continuing till 5 PM include Sculpture Stroll, Meet the Artists, live entertainment, refreshments and children’s activities. Afterward, the park is open to the public sun up to sun down 7 days a week.
A realization of four years of work by the Bee Cave Arts Foundation this opening of Phase I of the park allows outdoor gallery exhibit areas available for both large and small works. Laura Reichel, Marketing Team Leader at Whole Foods Market- Bee Cave, states, “We’ve really enjoyed partnering with the Bee Cave Arts Foundation at our Whole Foods Market store here in Bee Cave, and are so impressed with the work they’ve done in our community through the Bench Project and now with this amazing Sculpture Park. This is one more way that BCAF is making art accessible to anyone, while highlighting and supporting so many talented and budding artists. We can’t wait to see our friends and neighbors at the opening celebration.”
Since 2009, the Bee Cave Arts Foundation and contributors have brought art to the area through events such as performances, camps, and shows. “The opening of this park is the culmination of years of work but is still just the beginning. We are excited to open this one-of-a-kind experience to the community and with additional support we will be able to accelerate our future plans to further develop the park and allow for play, performance, and event areas including a fantasy destination playscape, expansion of the trail system, an outdoor amphitheater, rock and landscaping enhancements and a dock to extend over the reflecting pond, all creating a lasting space linking shops to community and people to art that will be embraced and enjoyed for years to come” said Chad Bockius, Founder and President of the Bee Cave Arts Foundation.
Press contact: Chad Bockius, firstname.lastname@example.org