Peace Arch Sculpture exhibition opens for 20th year

Photos and story by Oliver Lazenby

Peace Arch State Park’s 20th annual International Sculpture Exhibition officially opened in May, but artists have installed new sculptures since then and the exhibit is just about complete.

The exhibit features work from artists on both sides of the border, including Blaine artist David Sibiga. Other artists include Serge Mozhnevsky, Jean-Guy Dallaire, Jesse Swickard, Shirley Erickson and Ron Simmer.

The sculptures, a diverse collection made from aluminum, steel, concrete and other materials, are scattered throughout the park’s lawns and gardens.

The exhibit is free, but parking in the state park requires a Discover Pass. Day passes can be purchased at a kiosk in the parking area. Annual passes are available online or at Bay Center Market in Birch Bay and Ace Hardware and True Value in Blaine, according to discoverpass.wa.gov.

The International Peace Arch Association, which organizes the exhibit, is working on a brochure for this year’s exhibit, which should be available soon in the park. Learn more at peacearchpark.org.

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