Spring and the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium are just around the corner! May is Nashua Sculptures Month and time to celebrate the eleventh annual Nashua International Sculpture Symposium. Three international sculptors will be spending three weeks in Nashua, each creating a large granite or metal outdoor sculpture to be given to the City and installed in a public place for all to enjoy.


Truly a community project, the public is encouraged to welcome the sculptors, host them in their homes, provide meals, visit the sculptors as they work, learn about their cultures and thank them at the Closing.

The 2018 Symposium sculptors are Carina Fabaro from Argentina, Tom Allan from Scotland and Tony Jimenez from Costa Rica. The 2018 Symposium theme is ‘Harmony.’ The sculptors will be directed by John Weidman, sculptor, co-founder and director of the Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH.

The Opening Reception is Thursday, May 10th from 6-8 pm at the Nashua Airport. The public is encouraged to attend and welcome the 2018 sculptors to Nashua. Enjoy locally prepared food, beverages and don’t miss this unique occasion to meet the international sculptors. Entertainment celebrating the three international cultures will be provided by local groups.

The sculptors will work throughout the three weeks at MakeIt Labs at 25 Crown Street. The public is welcome to visit as they work Monday through Saturday, 8:30am to 5:30pm from May 14th through June 1nd. The Symposium culminates with the Closing on Saturday, June 2th at 1pm. Everyone is welcome to meet behind City Hall. Trolleys will be available to take people to the three new installations or people can follow in their cars.

Tickets ($15) to the Opening Reception may be purchased On Line or at the door.

Go to the Sculpture Symposium Website to get involved. You can also Email (Nashua.sculpture@gmail.com) for additional information, including hosting a sculptor or bringing a lunch or dinner to the sculptors as they work.


2018 Symposium Sculptors



Carina Fabaro, Argentina

Tom Allan, Scotland

Tony Jimenez, Costa Rica

Nashua is the only city in the US that has an annual international sculpture symposium. Each year since 2008 international sculptors come to Nashua for three weeks in May to create public art. Truly a community project, residents host the artists in their homes, bring meals as they work, provide transportation, and interact with the artists as they create. Currently over 20 sculptures are installed throughout the City for the public to see and touch.