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Street Sculptures

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Artesia, NM
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A great find

Knew nothing about these sculptures but they were wonderful! Great thought given to their... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
Chubbybaguette
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Some of the best western Sculptures I have ever viewed..!

A most interesting town whose history is told by its street sculpture. The cowboy and oil rig ones... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2017
ronflausa
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Tampa, Florida
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  • Average2%
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“oil rig” (8 reviews)
“public art” (2 reviews)
“main st” (2 reviews)
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Artesia, NM
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Knew nothing about these sculptures but they were wonderful! Great thought given to their arrangement, explanation and construction. We felt we got a good sense of Artesia and it's history through the art.

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Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

A most interesting town whose history is told by its street sculpture. The cowboy and oil rig ones are extremely detailed. Two that stood out were one in front of the local library where a bronze stack of books, including titles, stood with children reading...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2017

I was amazed to discover the series of street statues as we were driving through downtown Artesia, NM. The artwork provides a dynamic visual of the area's progress from historic cattle range to oil/gas industry. The statues are easy to find and pleasantly displayed.

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Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

It a great sculpture of what the oil field used to be. The sculptor did a great job There are many other in town to see.it worth a look

Thank K S
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Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are here for work and we have walked around Downtown Artesia and were very impressed by the sculptures and their stories. Great way to attract tourists to your small little town. Thank you for making our staying more pleasurable!

Thank Ashley T
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

We stopped at the street sculptures on the way to our hotel. We found that there was ample parking and really easy access to the sculptures. The fountain was not operating under the "derrick deck" but it did not take away from the overall artwork...More

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Unexpected public fine art that captures the history and spirit of the town. Worth stopping in town just to stroll to each sculpture. Wow.

Thank Paolo D
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

The starues in downtown Artesia, New Mexico are a must! They tell the story of the people and oil of New Mexico!

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Reviewed January 27, 2017

Downtown Artesia is a good place to take a walk after having been behind the wheel a few hours. I probably drove by the sculptures twenty times before I got out and looked around. It's definitely worth the time to check it out.

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

We were delighted by the street sculptures in Artesia. You got a real sense of the past with the western Chisholm Trail and cowboy pieces, as well as the school marm. The current day was represented by the oil field statues, while the children reading...More

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Phyllis E
September 16, 2015|
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Response from DesignMech | Reviewed this property |
Mike Hamby also created at least one of the sculptures. They recently added a new bronze, The Foundation, which celebrates kids reading, in July. There are at least 8 different bronzes around the town center area, and some... More
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Ruth E
September 3, 2015|
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Response from jwredlabel | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am sorry I do not know if they are by the same person, but they are certainly interesting and very educational as well.
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