New Sculptures Appear at the 2nd Annual Apex Sculpture Walk

Get your art fix at the 2nd Annual Apex Sculpture Walk, a roughly 1.2-mile journey from Hunter Street Park to the historic downtown. Murals and sculptures are dotted along the way, enhancing the quality of life for residents and adding vibrance to existing public spaces. This year-long experience runs from April 22 to March 2023 and features nine new temporary sculptures, plus three sculptures that are part of Apex’s permanent collection. 

The work of every artist, all coming from six different states across the region, is meant to stimulate creative thinking and provide a new way of looking at our surroundings. Jim Gallucci, a participating artist from Greensboro, NC, uses his sculpture — Golden Oak Leaf Arch III — to make a statement about the environmental changes in our area.

“The oak leaves are about our umbrella of trees that are slowly being eaten away and turned into houses,” said Gallucci. “We’re losing our boreal forest, and that’s why you see the arch; it’s a passage of time. The oak leaves are what we’re losing. The square structures underneath are the building blocks that are replacing our oak leaves.” 

Both residents and out-of-town visitors are invited to select their favorite and vote for a People’s Choice Award using the free Otocast app. Otocast also provides artist-narrated stories and additional details about each sculpture in the walk. For details, visit

“The Apex Sculpture Walk encourages an active lifestyle and provides people with the opportunity to enjoy public art on their own or with family and friends,” said Tom Colwell, chair of the Apex Public Art Committee. “Displaying art in the public realm encourages conversation, stimulates creativity, and enhances the visual experience. Refreshing the artwork on a regular basis exposes town residents and visitors to a variety of forms and styles.”


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