The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail is a place for recreation, enjoyment of nature, community heritage, and art appreciation. It has always been Macon Arts’ goal to make art more accessible to the community, and the installations on the trail would promote opportunities for conversation revolving around cultural education and art interest.
One sculpture, the Child’s Bench, was purchased from the exhibition and given back to the community by keeping it in its original location at the Spring Street entrance of the Trail. Neurology Associates (S.I. Tsai) partnered with Macon Arts to purchase the sculpture.
Past Art Exhibits on the Trail
In 2005, the Macon Arts Alliance received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to fund an outdoor sculpture exhibition on the Trail. The exhibition remained on the Trail from June 2006 to December 2006 and was curated by internationally renowned sculptor, John Henry. The exhibition included art installations from 5 artists from across the country.
Henry and the artists oversaw the installation of the sculptures with support services from Macon-Bibb County Recreation Department and Chris R. Sheridan Company.