2016 Sculpture Tour

Plein Art Paint Out

Plein Art Paint Out

The Plein Art Paint Out is a Painting Competition and Art Sale held in conjunction with the Sculpture Tour Unveiling. Arts and invited to paint up to two canvases of scenic, historic Downtown Decatur. Paintings are judged and offered for sale, if you wish.

Friday, June 9, 2017, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Download the Registration Form

Cash Awards

  • 1st place - $250
  • 2nd place - $150
  • 3rd place - $100

Artistic Heritage

Experience Decatur’s rich heritage as the birthplace and boyhood home of David Smith, widely heralded as the greatest American sculptor of the 20th century.

Decatur is also the hometown of preeminent American sculptor Ralph Hurst. Two of his works are on permanent display in Decatur’s Adams Public Library, and one at the Adams County Museum.

2016 Sculptures

The 2016 Sculpture Tour will be on display in downtown Decatur through April 2017, just minutes from Fort Wayne! Our tour features local artists, as well as those from around the country. Walking tour maps guide visitors to each sculpture and provide instructions on how to vote for the People’s Choice award.

Visitors can stroll through the historic downtown in the shadow of the signature Victorian courthouse that was built in 1873 and still in use by county government.

The Neighborhood

Letting Go

June 9, 2017

The 2017 Decatur Sculpture Tour kicks off Friday, June 9, 2017. Events and activities for all ages, all day! The Unveiling begins early evening.


Platinum Sponsors

Adams County Community Foundation
Arts United
Fleetword RV
Indiana Arts Commission
Indiana Tourism
Porter Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Adams Public Library System (In Kind
City of Decatur
Complete Printing Service
Landscapes Travel & Relocation Guide