The Newport Beach Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition will soon get a refresh with ten new sculptures. The selection criteria included originality, artistic excellence and an artist with strong professional qualifications. Ten sculptures are recommended as well as three alternates.
The public was invited to vote through a poll available on the Arts Orange County website including 59 eligible works. The public was advised to vote for three favorites. Narrowing the choices to only three proved to be a daunting task, as so many of the sculptures were excellent.
The installation of Phase VI of the Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition will take place in June, 2021. The Exhibition has become an integral feature of the Newport Beach Civic Center.
The original Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition rotational exchange was approved by the Newport Beach City Council in 2013. Each piece was to be loaned for a two-year period. The inaugural Grand Opening took place on September 12, 2015.