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DAY OUT: Grounds for Sculpture


Ten minutes down Edinburg Road is a park called Grounds For Sculpture. There are 42 acres filled with sculptures of every size, an indoor sculpture gallery, cafes, and a four star restaurant on the grounds.

Heather Brady, the director of Education at the Grounds says “You know this is a place that we believe there is something for everyone.”

Entry is $10 with you student ID, and you can stop by the cafe for a cup of coffee or tea before you head off to explore. Pick up a map at the front desk, or just go out into park and see what you find.

There are also daily tours given by one of the many tour guides. No two tours are alike because it is up to the tour guide to show and describe the pieces that are their favorites.

Noelle Woods, an employee at the Grounds says, “A place like this, you need to appreciate the art, and the nature, you know?”

If you are feeling hot or cold, there are as many exhibitions inside as there are outside. With dozens of inside artwork as well as events like the Joyce Jay Scott Exhibition which is happening on Oct. 22.

Coby Green-Rifkin, the Director of Marketing at The Grounds told The VOICE that they are open year around offering a variety of activities like concerts, performances, poetry readings, film studies, and yoga in the garden.

“If you are looking for something to do with your parents, this is a thing to do. If you are looking for a place for a date, this is a great place to come,” Green-Rifkin said, adding: “If you are looking for a great place to study, read a book, or whatever, you can find a bench, or sidle up to cafe and caffeinate yourself all day. It is just a beautiful place to get out.”

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