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City of Sculpture, Hamilton

City of Sculpture, Hamilton. The name was suggested in March 2000 by Harry T. Wilks, developer of the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, and adopted a month later by Hamilton City Council. Aug. 16, 2000, during dedication of One Renaissance Center, Gov. Bob Taft, recognized the City of Hamilton as the City of Sculpture and commended "the people of Hamilton and Butler County for your dedication to preserving and promoting the arts."

"Among the legacies of Hamilton's success is an accessible assortment of architectural and historic treasures. Hamiltonians, proud of their history, have preserved and polished structures, which represent a cross section of the city's cultural and economic past," explains a City of Sculpture web site.

"A positive commentary on life in Hamilton is reflected by the strong support shown for the arts. Embodying this zeal is the $5 million Fitton Center for Creative Arts, a multi-arts facility given as a gift to the city by community members. This facility was singled out for the Institutional Excellence Award for the State of Ohio and has won statewide recognition through the Governor's Arts Awards in six categories."

The City of Sculpture office is at 1 High Street at the southeast corner of High Street and Monument Avenue.

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