ROSWELL, Ga. — One of the 10 temporary works of public art in this year’s sculpture tour will remain a permanent fixture. The Roswell Arts Fund recently purchased Sentience, a sculpture located in the Heart of Roswell Park on Canton Street, with the help of local donations and the Roswell Downtown Development Authority.
Earlier this year, the Downtown Development Authority issued a $10,000 grant for the Roswell Arts Fund’s “Keep the Art!” campaign and challenged residents to match the contributions. About two months later, they did.
“Sentience has activated the Heart of Roswell Park, which I see as a focal point of our community,” said Randy Schultz, chair of the Roswell Downtown Development Authority. “It has created a more dynamic environment where parents and their children are playing and engaging in the space that before had very little activity. Sentience encapsulates the charm and natural beauty of our city, and it’s truly an icon of our community and its future.”