Community – Student Sculpture Garden Project

The HMA learned of a new project in Central Huron earlier this year to be displayed in Clinton’s upcoming downtown public art project.  We are happy to support the Student Garden Sculpture Project with a sponsorship of $500, presented by Larry Livingston Chair of the HMA to Angela Smith, Community Improvement Coordinator with the Municipality of Central Huron at our most recent “After 5 Networking” at Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery.  We encourage HMA members to follow our lead in supporting the Youth of Huron County!


Angela Smith of the Municipality of Central Huron says ” The Student Sculpture Garden will be a display of metal sculptures in a park space on Clinton’s main street. These sculptures will be created by students from local high schools, forging community partnerships.  This project will focus on youth in trades, encouraging them to experiment with welding and design.  We have a lighting company contracted to illuminate each sculpture, thereby elevating a ‘student project’ to a professional-level artistic piece.  The pride of having a sculpture on display is a priceless feeling to provide to young people while promoting participation in trades.

All welding and manufacturing students in the Avon Maitland District School Board, Huron Perth Catholic School Board, and Technical Training Group have been invited to participate.  This project spans all of Huron and Perth Counties.

By receiving mentoring throughout the sculpture creation process, students will enhance their skills and explore career options in the trades, creating potential future employees that are urgently needed. Further, the sculptures will entice visitors to Clinton’s downtown, increasing customers at local businesses. The entire community will benefit from this wonderful initiative!

As an important player in our community, we welcome you to become a sculpture sponsor. There are two funding tiers and we encourage you to support the project and enjoy the associated benefits.”

Mr. Huber and his students at St Mary’s District Collegiate and Vocational Institute are collaborating on their Student Garden Sculpture Project to make it relevant for the town of Clinton.  Student Emmett Doupe started off with this idea as they move forward with their sculpture.

Sponsorships of $250

  1. Your name on a plaque on one of the unique sculptures.
  2. Your organization would be recognized throughout project promotions, including social media posts, newspaper articles, and in Central Huron’s weekly newsletter.
  3. We will arrange a photo opportunity with your sculpture for your own promotional use.

Sponsorships of $500

  1. All aforementioned benefits.
  2. Sponsors recognition on a donor plaque located in the sculpture garden
  3. Sponsorship recognition at the grand opening. We hope to host a grand opening of the sculpture garden, which will be a community celebration as well as a networking opportunity for youth to connect with potential future employers.
  4. Individual recognition and the promotion of your organization on Clinton’s digital sign, which is seen by hundreds of drivers each day.

Your organization is valuable in our community, and we encourage you to memorialize this by sponsoring a sculpture in this amazing project. Contact Angela Smith at or or 519-476-5922 to learn more.

The HMA is very pleased to be sponsoring this project!