The Race to Sponsor the Simsbury Public Art Trail Intensifies


The Race to Sponsor the Simsbury Public Art Trail Intensifies

The Simsbury Art Trail is growing as interest increases. The website has been updated, 25 sculptures already have sponsors, and non-sculpture sponsorships have been added for the growing number of businesses who want to be a part of the region's most celebrated event.

Life In Simsbury: A Public Art Trail's website, located at, now has a Gallery showcasing all of the sculptures and posters that will be displayed around town from May 15 through September 15, 2018. There is also a list of the event's sponsors, and clicking on a sponsor will bring you to a detailed page of the sculpture being sponsored.

Life In Simsbury: A Public Art Trail will consist of pieces created by the internationally-renowned sculpture artist, Seward Johnson, that will be placed in various locations throughout Simsbury, particularly in the downtown area. The grand unloading of these statues will take place on May 14th and they will remain on display until September 15th. There will also be special events throughout the four months of the exhibit, including an Opening Champagne Breakfast, Garden Party and Closing Ceremony cocktail reception.

For sponsorship information contact Lisa Gray at [email protected] or call (860) 651-7307.


Seward Johnson is an artist, an advocate for the arts, and a philanthropist. His "Celebrating the Familiar" series was first exhibited in 1992 at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds, which he believed would attract people who didn't like traditional museums. Johnson is the grandson of Johnson & Johnson co-founder Robert Wood Johnson. At age 38, his wife encouraged him to try sculpting, and his first sculpture, "Stainless Girl," won a national contest sponsored by U.S. Steel. Johnson's "Celebrating the Familiar" series consists of painted bronze people doing ordinary things in daily life. The sculptures celebrate Americans being Americans, and they can be found in plazas and parks across the country, as well as in Italy and China. Johnson was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2013. His works can be found at

For further information about the event visit the event website at

PHOTO: "Bunnies Don't Bite", will be hopping into town as part of the Simsbury Art Trail on May 15, 2018. The collection features life-sized bronze sculptures created by world-renowned artist, Seward Johnson.

CREDIT: "Bunnies Don't Bite", by Seward Johnson, on loan from The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.

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