Who would think that the sleepy little town of Nappanee, Indiana would be so involved in the street art scene?
We are at Newmar corporation for some warranty issues and general maintenance on the motorhome – and staying in the parking lot (affectionately known as Camp Newmar). We have posted before on Camp Newmar and won’t bore you with the details of having service done here.
We were surprised by the new sculpture art installations around town. These join the apple statues already in place and the famous quilt gardens in the area.
There are 56 realistic life-size sculptures by Seward Johnson in the towns of Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Bristol, Wakarusa and Nappanee. 10 of the sculptures are in Nappanee.
Tom and his new friend
The detail in the sculptures is incredible.
Allow Me 1981
They depict people engaged in everyday life.
Weekend Painter 1994
The Seward Johnson sculptures co-exist with the giant apple statues placed in 2013 to promote the annual apple festival here.
Roni’s favorite, of course
Another attraction in the area are the quilt gardens. One can pick up a brochure of their locations and make a day of visiting the gardens.
Example of a Quilt Garden
There, Now you can Grow 1994 – Sculpture at the Quilt Garden at the Nappanee Center
Well, our service is complete. Our wallet is a lot lighter. And we are headed to Shipshewana just down the road next.