Art as part of everyday living

The Nashua International Sculpture Symposium is an annual spring event to bring a few artists from around the world to Nashua, NH. These artists come for 3 weeks, during which time they develop a sculpture which is displayed in the City as public art, promoting art in the community.
Countries represented in past Symposiums include Vietnam, Egypt, Israel, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, England, Ireland, Italy, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Korea, Mongolia, Republic of Georgia, Zimbabwe, France, Peru, Native America (US), India, Lithuania, Greece and others from around the US.
The 2018 Symposium welcomes artists from Costa Rica, Argentina and Scotland.
The 2018 Nashua International Sculpture Symposium will be held May 10 through June 2.
The 2018 Nashua International Sculpture Symposium will be the eleventh annual Symposium, which began in 2008.
The sculptors will be working at the MakeIt Labs, 25 Crown Street.
Yes, the best times to visit the work site are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at MakeIt Labs for the 2018 Symposium.
The Opening will be held on Thursday evening May 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Nashua Airport.
The Closing will be held on Saturday June 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  We will meet behind City Hall, where Trolleys will take us to the sites.
A map of the previously created sculptures can be found here. You can also find an informational brochure and photos for download at the bottom of that webpage.
The money needed to cover artists’ stipends, transportation, materials and other expenses comes primarily from sculpture sponsorships, generous public donations, grants and fundraisers.
We welcome people to observe the sculptors carving their unique sculptures, join us for the opening and closing ceremonies, to contribute monetarily, and/or volunteer your help for the Symposium and/or fundraisers. You can volunteer to drive the artists to and from the work site or from the airport, as well as prepare meals to be served at the site. In addition, we are always looking for funding for our sculptures. If you are interested in becoming more involved, please click here.