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The Vandalia Art Park serves as an 8-acre walkable art exhibit and adds to the many amenities within the City of Vandalia. This park is joined to the Vandalia-Butler Historical Society grounds by the new Vandalia Rotary Bridge. This regional destination is free to the public and combines art and history. Other activities and art initiatives will complement the park and add to the appreciation of the exhibits on display throughout the year. The 8 leased sculptures join “At Play in Geologic Time” by Matthew Weir, a permanent limestone piece created during Vandalia's “Chiseled” 2010 Sculpture Symposium, Daddy Long Legs by metal artist Dave Vande Vusse and purchased by PAIV and VCAP in 2015, “Bladerunner” created during Vandalia's Heavy Metal Remix by Doug Benedict in September of 2016, as well as the park's entryway Bottlecap Totem crafted by community members in 2020 which replaces the original mosaic totems created by local artists in 2015. Artist Todd Frahm, Asheville, North Carolina (Bellwether Sculptor from Chiseled 2010) has carved 6 limestone benches which are permanent additions to the park. Two benches were part of a mini-symposium sponsored by VCAP, PAIV and the Ohio Arts Council in 2017. Four individually commissioned benches were added in 2018. In addition to the exhibits, the Vandalia-Butler Foundation partnered with Vandalia Cultural Art, Vandalia Public Art and the City of Vandalia to sponsor the musical instruments for our residents' outdoor enjoyment.