The fifth annual Sculpture in Motion–The Art of Pre- and Post-War Automobiles returns to the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG) on Saturday, November 13. The day-long event will honor Gold Star Families of Palm Beach County and local veterans, and will conclude with a Grand Tour Parade of Cars.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sculpture in Motion will welcome visitors of all ages to experience the history and artful design of one-of-a-kind, classic pre- and post-war automobiles. Tours by renowned automotive historians will be offered throughout the day and guests will have the chance to cast their votes for “Most Artistic,” “Most Elegant,” “People’s Choice,” and “Young Connoisseur.”
Donald Osborne, classic car star, author, historian, and host of CNBC Primetime’s Jay Leno’s Garage, will serve as Grand Marshal. Osborne will also be hosting a talk at 2 p.m. in the Gardens’ Outdoor Classroom, titled “Women Behind the Wheel.” The presentation will illustrate how the development of the automobile influenced fashion, society and the role of women.
The event will be chaired by Frances and Jeffrey Fisher, Audrey and Martin Gruss, Kim and Stephen Bruno, Perri and Robert Bishop, Samantha and Brendan Carroll, and LinQing Yang and Cameron Lickle. John Barnes, founder of Cavallino Magazine and The Cavallino Classic, will once again serve as the guest curator and honorary chair for the exhibition.
“We are thrilled to be kicking off the season with our beloved family-friendly event, while honoring Gold Star Families of Palm Beach County and local Veterans,” said Frances Fisher, board chairwoman for ANSG and Sculpture in Motion co-chair. “For the fifth year in a row, we will transform the main lawn of the gardens into an outdoor showroom with unique, one-of-a-kind classic cars. We invite the community to see these rare automobiles in the natural beauty of the gardens.”
Sculpture in Motion will conclude with the Grand Tour Parade of Cars at 4:15 p.m. featuring 40 extraordinary and rare automobiles. The tour will trace a scenic route from the gardens along the Intracoastal on Flagler Drive, offering a complimentary viewing opportunity for the public. It will include a five-mile loop crossing the Flagler Memorial Bridge to the island of Palm Beach, heading south on South County Road then west on Royal Palm Way to return across the Royal Park Bridge.
“In addition to providing an outdoor experience with incredible world-class automobiles, we will also be showcasing a very talented artist in the Gardens, ‘Salient Lines–Vintage and Supercar Portraits’ by Eric Zetterquist, whose works will be surrounding the cars,” said Margaret Horgan, managing director for the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.
Sponsors include Key Private Bank, Shutts & Bowen, Audrain Automobile Museum, Provident Jewelers, and media support by Palm Beach Illustrated. The Grand Tour Parade of Cars is sponsored by PNC Bank.
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will have special admission pricing for the entire day on Saturday, November 13. If purchased in advance, tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for ANSG members, and $8 for children. Tickets at the door are $30 for adults, $20 for ANSG members, and $13 for children. To purchase event tickets, to become a sponsor, or for more information on the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, please visit the website or call (561) 832-5328