Fall Sculpture Tour in the Kennebec Valley
Art Lovers buckle-up and prepare yourselves for a vibrantly colored autumn sculpture tour through the heart of Maine’s Kennebec Valley. Three charming diverse towns serve up the beauty of autumn along with the experience of sculpture (al fresco, of course) in concert with the crescendo of a sun-dappled cruise along America’s most beloved and inspiring autumn foliage road trips.
Ever Eclectic Waterville
Home to a wild and beautiful art collection, always creative Waterville offers visitors layers of art. Visit the Lebanese Heritage Mural at 51 Main Street. Then, stroll among towering oaks of Colby’s campus to find Sol LeWitt’s iconic Seven Walls. Nearby at the entry of the celebrated Colby Museum is Richard Sera’s 4-5-6, the massive yet warmly-colored work of an American Master.
Skowhegan Sculptures Rising
Skowhegan’s well-loved Indian donated by Bernard “Blackie” Langlais has gained a lot of recent attention and now some new friends. In August the new Langlais Park (at the foot of the towering sculpture) was opened and with it came the Playground Group. Nearby is the Seated Woman and Falling Woman. Renaissance Passage holds the Jungle Animal Relief. At the pedestrian bridge sits Girl with Tail the only artist named piece in the downtown. Presently one more large and rather tall outdoor sculpture called Basketball Player is at the Skowhegan Community Center located about 1.5m from the downtown on Rt.2.
Along the Kennebec to the Mountains
The feast for the eyes expands to a beautiful conclusion not with sculpture, but with the elevating undulations of the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway as it climbs into the mountains. Take a breathtaking pause at Robbins Hill and birch lined Lake Wyman. Autumn’s palette you will raise your hopes of spotting an eagle in flight, a red fox on the hunt or perhaps even our designated ambassador, the Maine moose.