The Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition
The Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition is an outdoor exhibition that runs from June through October each year. The sculptures are installed at sites along Highland Street, the main street of the downtown core of Haliburton Village in Ontario, Canada.
Where We Are
Haliburton Village is located in the Haliburton Highlands approximately 215 km northeast of Toronto and 285 km east of Ottawa.
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All of the sculptures are available for purchase. You deal directly with the artists; they receive all proceeds from any sale. See our 2018 gallery for pricing and artist contacts.
How We Got Started
The Haliburton Village BIA brings together businesses in the downtown area of Haliburton, with the support of the municipality, to organize, finance and carry out physical improvements and promote economic development and community events.
The Haliburton Sculpture Forest, located in Glebe Park, has been attracting visitors to Haliburton since 2001 and has grown to an outdoor collection of over 35 sculptures. Each year thousands of visitors visit the Sculpture Forest.
Over the years the board of directors of the Sculpture Forest has talked about how we could do something similar in the downtown of Haliburton – connecting the village to the Sculpture Forest and providing an extraordinary experience for visitors to the area.
In the spring of 2018 we became aware of the Elora Sculpture Project which successfully brings sculptures to their public spaces. After consultation with the organizers of that initiative, we decided that we could make this work in Haliburton Village.
The executive and membership of Haliburton Village BIA were excited by the idea and joined forces with the Haliburton Sculpture Forest to create the Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Project. With 2018 as our first year, we decided to start with a modest exhibition of six sculptures. We put out a call to artists in Canada working in any media suitable for outdoor sculpture. A jury then selected the works for the exhibition.
Funding was provided by the Haliburton Village BIA, the Haliburton County Development Corporation, local businesses and art-loving residents.
All of the works in each exhibition are for sale. We let you deal directly with the artists which eliminates fees; a benefit to you and the artists. Our guide includes pricing and contact information for each artist.
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