Public Art Dedication and Frog Hop


Arts & Entertainment
Frog Level Historic District
Commerce Street, Waynesville, NC
Aug 02, 2014
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WAYNESVILLE – The Waynesville Public Art Commission is pleased to announce the dedication of a new public art piece entitled “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 thirty 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 on Saturday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m. as a part of a celebration entitled 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. The Frog Hop will be held from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will include booths highlighting local artists, live music, food and children’s activities.  The goal is to hold the Frog Hop as an annual event in late summer/early fall in Frog Level.