Grand Opening: Phase Vll Sculpture Exhibition in Newport Civic Center Park tomorrow

On Saturday, June 25 from 1-4 p.m., the City Arts Commission will host the Grand Opening for Phase VII of the Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park, which will include a dedication ceremony and reception, as well as music and children’s activities. The event is free and open to the public. 

Grand Opening Eve

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Photo by Maria Nicklin

“Eve” by Joe Forrest Sackett is among the Phase Vll sculptures

The winning Phase VII sculptures will be on view through June 2023 and include:

Cross-Section by Tim Deshong

David by Miggy Buck

The Archeology of the Every Day by Tyler Burton

Where Have All The Birds Gone? by Marguerite Elliot

Prey by Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson

To the Moon by Alex G

A Novel Idea by Craig Gray

Pathway Parabola by Greg Mueller

Eve by Joe Forrest Sackett

Pluma Sculpture a.k.a. “The Feather” by Kirk Seese 

The Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park is an integral feature of the Newport Beach Civic Center. The rotating exhibition, in which pieces are loaned for a two-year period, brings sculpture to the city in a cost-efficient manner. The exhibition has become a “museum without walls” that offers the temporary display of public art in a unique, naturalistic setting, appealing to residents and guests of all ages. Admission to the park and parking are free. 

Grand Opening Eve

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Photo by Francine Jacome

“A Novel Idea” by Craig Gray is among the sculptures in Phase Vll

The City Arts Commission is comprised of seven members, appointed by the Newport Beach City Council to act in an advisory capacity on matters pertaining to artistic, aesthetic, cultural and historical aspects of Newport Beach. The City Arts Commission provides various arts programs and events throughout the year, for the cultural enrichment of our community, including visual, educational and performing arts. 

For more information about the City Arts Commission, visit the City of Newport Beach website at

For questions, call 949.717.3802, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Civic Center Park is located at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.