Outdoor Sculpture Trail in Cloverdale

Founded in 2003, the exhibit brings public art to the downtown Cloverdale Business District to advance knowledge of and interest in public art that enriches Cloverdale and fosters a spirit of cooperation and fellowship among artists and the community. This display of high quality sculptures presents to the Cloverdale community and visitors the transmutation of material and the imagination of the sculptor. The Sculpture Trail is a public art museum without walls, free to the public to explore, discuss and enjoy.   

The Latest – or go to What’s New page

Due to the generosity of Andres Marquez with Symphonic Finishing, a painting, restoration and Design company in Cloverdale, William Wareham’s piece, Without a Shout, just received a complete makeover.

Updated with Press Democrat Article Another sculpture violently vandalized. Read the police notice and help us stop this destruction

Next in “Artists Thru the Years”, our series featuring multi-exhibitors, is Pierre Riche who exhibited starting in 2016.

Newest feature added to the directory of all artists who’ve participated in the sculpture trail is a column for the artist’s website. You can now go directly to the artist’s web site, if they have one. Please let us know of any missing sites!




Artist Highlights

Stan Huncilman with Hekate

January’s Artist Spotlight features Hekate by Stan Huncilman, a sculptor choosing to apply poetic, and often metaphorical language to form. Stan creates forms that do not follow logical criteria but are based on subjective associations and their formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new and often personal associations. … Read more by selecting artists name



Residents and tourists alike applaud the fact that Cloverdale’s small town charm is now updated with sophisticated sculptural diversity unmatched in Sonoma County.

The Trail is a stimulating environment for children to encourage development, especially language. It can expand curiosity, boost creativity and it’s fun and free.
Cloverdale
Located 80 miles north of San Francisco, Cloverdale is nestled among gently rolling hills and lush vineyards at the top of the renowned Alexander Valley. Its older homes, tree-lined neighborhoods and friendly residents give the town a small town character to be experienced. The walkable Cloverdale Sculpture Trail is in downtown Cloverdale. Download the printable map and enjoy the Trail.
 

J. Rickards Vineyard in Cloverdale
 
Hendrix Wilson, 7 years going on 8, is a fan of the Trail. After viewing the sculptures, he declared his favorite was the pineapple. Mother asked, you mean the “Thistle”? Hendrix insisted, it’s a pineapple.
Hendrix Wilson, 7 years going on 8, is a fan of the Trail. After viewing the sculptures, he declared his favorite was the pineapple. Mother asked, you mean the “Thistle”? Hendrix insisted, it’s a pineapple. Art is in the eye of the beholder.

What is Public Art?

Read About The Sculpture Trail Process
View Installation day 2022 – 2024

It’s public! Everyone has access to public art. It’s directly in the public sphere and not confined to galleries or museums. It enriches Cloverdale’s physical environments, bringing streetscapes to life. It also adds enormous value to the cultural, aesthetic and economic vitality of a community. Public art contributes to a community’s identity, fosters community pride and a sense of belonging, and enhances the quality of life for its residents and visitors.
 
Sculpture by Cynthia Handle
Sculpture by Cynthia Handle
The talent and creativity of the many sculptors, whose sculptures have graced the streets of Cloverdale, have kept the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail alive for 17 years. Persue ”Past Trails” to enjoy the artistry of past sculptors.

A complete list of sponsors, donors and volunteers can be found at the Sponsorships Page under Thank You to Our Sponsors and Donors.

2022 – 2024 Sculpture Trail Video