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Sneak peek of Sculpture Fields to include kite exhibition

The upcoming sneak peek of Sculpture Fields will featuring an array of visually dazzling kites. - (Photo provided)

Although the grand opening of Sculpture Fields isn’t until April, the public will get a sneak peek of the monumental sculptures that dot the 33-acre park in Chattanooga’s Southside on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will feature an exhibition of kites – some so large, they’ll be anchored to the ground. The sneak peek will kick off weekend openings for Sculpture Fields.

The entrance to the park is on Polk Street. The rain date is Sunday, Nov. 22.

The first of its kind in the Southeast, Sculpture Fields mixes monumental pieces of art with nature on a sprawling greenfield. The collection, created by local, national, and international artists, will also feature a visitor’s center, an interactive children’s art program, and an outdoor amphitheater.

“Sculpture Fields used to be a brownfield,” said John Henry, world-renown sculptor and founder of Sculpture Fields. “It’s been beautifully restored. The park will become not only a cultural destination but also an economic driver for our community.”

On Nov. 21, the public will get its first view of the park and the 23 large-scale sculptures already installed. To celebrate the milestone, the Chattanooga Kite Club will launch an array of visually dazzling stunt kites and Rokaku battle kites. Kids will be able to race parachute-like kites, and visitors will be able to make their own kites for free.

For more information about the Sculpture Fields, call (423) 266-7288, email clifford@sculpturefields.org, or visit www.sculpturefields.org.

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