On a recent camping trip to Colorado my family stopped by the Benson Sculpture Park in Loveland. I visited the annual Loveland Sculpture Invitational a few years ago. The City of Loveland makes annual purchases from the sculptors at the festival for the permanent collection of the park. What a great thing for a small town to gradually build a legacy of art for future generations!
The collection here includes diverse styles in durable materials-mostly bronze, some welded steel, a few stone. And best of all this is an outdoor, public gallery. In fact the whole town of Loveland is a gallery with sculptures installed at picnic spots, municipal buildings, and roadside stops. The sculpture festival and the art around town have been a big tourist draw and a major part of the identity of Loveland.
The Loveland Sculpture Invitational is happening this weekend! If you're looking for an exciting roadtrip destination this weekend, this would be worth the trip! More info here . Cool stuff!