Hallowell Granite Symposium
The first biennial Hallowell Granite Symposium will take place this fall at Stevens Commons in Hallowell in partnership with the Maine Stone Workers Guild. Six of Maine’s most notable sculptors will transform Hallowell granite into works of art inspired by one of the four “Maine200” Bicentennial themes over the ten day event. The public will be invited to interact with the artists on site at Stevens Commons daily and to watch the sculptures develop over time. Visitors will vote for their favorite sculpture and one work of art will be selected to commemorate the Maine State Bicentennial as permanent public art. The Symposium will bring the art of stone carving back to Hallowell to educate and engage our citizenry, and reintroduce granite sculpture to our public spaces as permanent public art that reflects back on Hallowell’s history for current and future generations.