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Most sculptures will leave Oct 20, but God Bless America will enjoy an extended stay in Central Park til Feb 2018

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.

Thanks to an overwhelming positive response, God Bless America monumental-scale sculpture will be sticking around past harvest and enjoying an extended stay in Central Park until February of 2018


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Elkhart County


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Amish Country, Northern Indiana