About the Exhibition


Connecting audiences to art and nature in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (6/19/20 – 10/31/20).

The New Canaan Sculpture Trail was created by the New Canaan Land Trust, in partnership with the Carriage Barn Arts Center, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. By joining art and nature, this inaugural outdoor art exhibition promises to uniquely connect residents and visitors to our natural surroundings.

The exhibition features eight juried sculptural installations at six New Canaan Land Trust preserves, the front lawn of the New Canaan Town Hall, and the courtyard of the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

The selected works represent a diverse selection of sculptures and artists. Each sculpture was evaluated by its ability to respond to the geography of the individual properties while meeting the criteria of being visually engaging, interactive, and distinctive. The mediums of the art are varied — including a series of steel frames holding acrylic sheets, welded steel, wood, rocks, and even a fallen, “upcycled” tree harvested from one of the Land Trust’s preserves. Artists throughout the New York metro area, New England, and as far as Illinois are represented.

The New Canaan Sculpture Trail has been made possible by the generous support of Harlan and Lois Anderson Foundation, which serves as the lead sponsor for the exhibition. The Anderson Foundation, along with three contributing sponsors — Stuart Higley Family Foundation, AP Construction, and the Town of New Canaan — cover the costs of artist stipends, property preparation, maintenance, and promotional expenses.

We invite you to visit to this first-of-its-kind public art exhibition in New Canaan, CT.


Check out ABC7’s Earth Day feature of the New Canaan Sculpture Trail



Sculpture Trail in the News

NewCanaanite: October 27, 2020
Art Amid COVID in New Canaan, October 21, 2020
New Canaan Advertiser: October 16, 2020
New Canaan Advertiser: August 14, 2020

Hamlet Hub: Thursday, June 11, 2020
New Canaan Land Trust Opens the New Canaan Sculpture Trail

Hamlet Hub: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary Celebrated Through Sculpture

New Canaan Advertiser: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Land Trust Previews New Canaan Sculpture Trail

LymeLine.com: February 27, 2020
‘After Alex’ by Boro of Old Lyme selected for Inaugural New Canaan Sculpture Trail

New Canaan Advertiser: February 25, 2020
NCLT Announces Works for Sculpture Trail

The Hour, February 18, 2020
Eight Artists Selected for Sculpture Trail Art Installation

HamletHub, February 14, 2020
NCLT Selects Artists for Sculpture Trail Exhibition

NewCanaanite, February 11, 2020
Town Approves $5,000 to support Sculpture Trial

New Canaan Advertiser: November 15, 2019
NCLT Creates Outdoor Art Exhibition