'Chasing Tadpoles' dedication, Frog Hop festival coming Aug. 2

Jul 16, 2014

The Waynesville Public Art Commission announces the dedication of a new public art piece, “Chasing Tadpoles,” which will be located in the Frog Level Historic District at the corner of Commerce and Depot streets.

Local artist and former Tuscola High School art teacher Bill Eleazer crafted the multi-piece bronze sculpture of three children playing in a pond over 30 years ago. The piece was showcased at the former Biltmore Square Mall in Asheville for many years until its closing for transition to outdoor outlet shopping. “Chasing Tadpoles” was donated to the town of Waynesville in early 2014.

The dedication ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, as part of a celebratory street festival called the Frog Hop.

The Frog Hop is a collaboration between the Frog Level Merchant’s Association, the Downtown Waynesville Association, Waynesville Public Art Commission and the town of Waynesville. It will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. and will include food, live music, entertainment, children’s activities and arts and crafts. The goal is to hold the Frog Hop as an annual event in late summer/early fall in Frog Level.

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