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Dedication Ceremony: Spirit of the Lake

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“Spirit of the Lake”

A Community Art Project

In partnership with the Town of Chapin, the Crooked Creek Art League is pleased to announce the public Dedication Ceremony and unveiling for the newest public art installation and addition to the Chapin Arts Trail.

The public is invited to attend the Dedication Ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 12pm (Noon) at 1303 Chapin Road in Chapin, SC. This is a free event.

The artwork, titled “Spirit of the Lake” is a permanent addition to the Chapin Art Trail. The artwork is a six-foot tall sculpture incorporating mosaic as well as ceramic elements that represent the flora and fauna of Chapin and Lake Murray.

The artist’s intent is to reflect the unique natural beauty in and around the town. The artwork is designed to represent the area and compliment the other art on the trail, but also be visually unique and striking in a way that will appeal to everyone. No matter the differences in a diverse population, everyone can appreciate the beauty and splendor of the plants and animals that surround us.

Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) and the Town of Chapin are committed to infusing the area with exciting public art. The goal is to shine a light on the vibrant arts scene in Chapin and surrounding lake communities.

CCAL is grateful to the Central Carolina Community Foundation for the Community Impact Fund Grant that made this project possible. Additional assistance was provided by grant funding from the South Carolina Arts Commission. The project also could not have been undertaken without the outstanding support of the local business community. CCAL welcomes your support in continuing to make a difference for the artists and art in our community. We invite you to join CCAL members and others from the community in supporting growth of the visual arts in the Lake Murray region.

For more information, visit or contact Project Manager Barbara Teusink at

About the Chapin Art Trail:

An easy way to check out ALL the great art around Chapin, the self-guided trail seeks to stir the public imagination and sense of creativity as well as beautify the community with public art displays created by local artists. The trail includes currently installed public art pieces and galleries throughout the greater Chapin area.

One of the best parts of visiting an area is finding all the wonderful things that make it unique. Artwork is a vital part of that and enriches our daily lives. Murals, statuary, gardens and sculptures make places more interesting and memorable. Public works of art throughout the greater Chapin area are mapped out on the web at and in other promotional materials designed to enable citizens to better access and appreciate the art. You are encouraged to participate in an ongoing self-guided tour of the area and its many works of public art. You can go in any order and view as many as you like during your visit. You are invited to play along by hunting through Chapin to see if you can find all the great art on display on the Chapin Art Trail. Complete the online Scavenger Hunt Form. Turn your completed form in online to be entered into a quarterly drawing to win prizes. Winners will be notified by email.

About the Crooked Creek Art League:

Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) is located in Chapin, South Carolina. Its more than 140 members, from Chapin and the surrounding lake communities, include painters of all mediums, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists. All are welcome. CCAL is chartered as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of federal tax law. As, a dynamic non-profit organization, CCAL depends on its members, business partners and donors to help it continue to grow the visual arts in our area in many varied ways. The league provides on-location art exhibits at local businesses, associate juror training and workshops. It also hosts one of the largest juried art shows in the Midlands each year and, when possible, provides arts supply funding to local schools. Founded in 1995, the mission of the Crooked Creek Art League has been to grow awareness of the visual arts in our communities while providing inspiration and recognition for existing and aspiring artists. Learn more at and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @crookedcreekartleague.


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