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These sculptures are awesome!! I wish that I had gotten out of my car for a better look! They are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary M
Winchendon, Massachusetts
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Very interesting

The street sculptures down main street or something that you see many of us Artisian‘s taking pride... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Artesia, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These sculptures are awesome!! I wish that I had gotten out of my car for a better look! They are very large and hard to miss. My favorite was the woman with the two kids.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The street sculptures down main street or something that you see many of us Artisian‘s taking pride in.

Thank brandonspikes
Reviewed 7 August 2018

These sculptures were so very detailed that they almost seemed life like. The people's faces and the animals were so real. As I moved from one sculpture to the next, they were impressive. There is no cost to view the sculptures and parking is easy...More

Thank Jerome M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Artesia has many wonderful sculptures to stop and enjoy. My favorite is The Foundation in front of the Public Library. It has layers of meaning and stopping to read the informational plaques surrounding it will give you the deeper meaning. The Derrick is a fun...More

Thank Teresa A
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Six of us walked after dinner and looked at the street sculptures. They are amazing! You can almost hear the moan of the cow and snort of the horse. Truly a tribute to western art and the early life of the cowboy and oilman Highly...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 27 May 2018

In general, Artesia was a surprise. It is a pretty little town that benefits from the oil business wealth in quality of the downtown area. The bronze statues all over the area were really interesting and told some of the history of the Artesia area.

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 20 April 2018

These bronze sculptures are fantastic. Very large and life like. Signage with sculptures very informative. I believe there are 5 of them. All within the Main Street area. Worth parking the car to get an up close and personal look. The are 3 I believe...More

Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 12 April 2018

at first i was not impressed till i climbed up onto the rig, and looked at the story boards everywhere... a great story.

Thank alranlom
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We drove to Artesia to see the town. What we found was wonderful public art—a lot of it! All well done, with educative signs about what they depict. We spent several hours walking and looking. We learned much about the oil rig and the industry...More

Thank Marncol
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This exhibit tells about the people that started the oil field in the area and even has statues made of those people. The oil field platform is really interesting.

Thank divediva1
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17 September 2015|
Response from DesignMech | Reviewed this property |
Mike Hamby also created at least one of the sculptures. They recently added a new bronze, The Foundation, which celebrates kids reading, in July. There are at least 8 different bronzes around the town center area, and some... More
Ruth E
4 September 2015|
Response from jwredlabel | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am sorry I do not know if they are by the same person, but they are certainly interesting and very educational as well.