What started as an experiment in 1988 has long become an event, that attracts people from far beyond the city limits: Every third year art emerges in front of the eyes of the visitors at the International Obernkirchen Sculptor Symposium.
The artists are selected from hundreds of applicants from all over the world; they create their sculptures on the historical church square of Obernkirchen.
A dream comes true for many of the artists. Up to one cubic meter of excellent material for each of them is sponsored by the Obernkirchen Sandstone Quarries. The artistic vision shall be realized in the time of two weeks.
This way sculpting becomes an art and generation embracing experience for everybody. 14000 visitors have witnessed the emergence of art works at the international symposium in the year 2006. They joined discussion and exchanged points of view with the artists and other visitors. The International Obernkirchen Sculptor Symposium is an one-of-a-kind event in cultivating fruitful and brisk exchange on art.
The next symposium proceeds from August, 24th to September, 6th in 2009. We are glad to welcome you as guest of the 8th International Obernkirchen Sculptor Symposium in Obernkirchen!
You can explore the sculptures of passed symposiums that have remained in Obernkirchen on the sculpture path.