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May 30 - October 20, 2017

You’ll be captivated at every turn as you discover the amazing public art along the Heritage Trail.
56 Seward Johnson life-size bronze sculptures and a 25-foot tall, 27,000 pound monumental scale sculpture.
• Distinctive downtowns and Quilt Gardens
• Viewable FREE May 30 – October 20

Seward Johnson’s sculptures have been turning heads and causing conversation for nearly fifty years. For four months in 2017 only (May 30 – October 20), the communities of BristolElkhartGoshenMiddleburyNappanee and Wakarusa will be the site of the largest and most significant exhibit of Johnson’s work – outside of his personal retrospective – in the world.

In celebration of the Quilt Gardens‘ 10th anniversary, the gardens welcome special guests! Gracing the gardens are life-sized Seward Johnson sculptures. This public art exhibition will present 56 stunningly realistic life-size bronze sculptures in the distinctive downtowns and at Quilt Garden locations.

The festive atmosphere will all be topped off – literally – by the monumental-scale sculpture titled God Bless America. Johnson’s interpretation of the well-known Grant Wood painting, American Gothic – at 25-feet-tall – will tower over downtown Elkhart’s Central Park.


Event Location:

Elkhart County


Arts and Entertainment, Community


Amish Country, Northern Indiana