Sculpture On Main was the brainchild of Russell Buster and Dan Pogue. Buster, a downtown business owner, and Pogue, a nationally known sculpture artist who lives in the area, envisioned a downtown setting with a number of sculpture pieces on display for public viewing.
This public display of art would both enhance the downtown area as well as be a unique attraction for tourists.
First mounted in 2007, SOM has featured over 100 sculpture pieces from the region in the past 15 years. A number of the pieces have become part of the permanent SOM collection.
The current pieces can be seen along Main Street Marble Falls as well as surrounding streets. Each piece is labeled with the title, the artist and information regarding its purchase.
One of the permanent display pieces is the obelisk found on the corner of Ave H and Hwy 281 near the Visitor Center.
Commissioned by Highland Lakes Creative Arts in conjunction with the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, "Past Present and Future" was created by local artist Father Jairo Lopez. Father Lopez took pieces from the bridge over Lake Marble Falls that was built in 1936 and demolished in 2013.
The bridge structure symbolizes the past of Marble Falls. Father Lopez added other design features, including wine bottles, to express his view of the present and future of Marble Falls and the surrounding area. The piece was donated to the City in 2013.
Local sculptures are part of the weekend of art in Marble Falls that combines a display of plein air art and sculpture pieces. This combined show is called "Paint The Town and Sculpture On Main Street Fest" and is held in the Spring. Exact dates can be found on this website. We hope that Sculpture On Main will continue to delight residents and visitors alike.
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