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Main Street sculpture is being restored

The Cook Foundation and Gloucester Arts Festival have announced that a local treasure, known locally by “Fred” and other pet names, is currently being restored and was temporarily removed.

The sculpture formally known as “Inner World, Outer World” by artist Seward Johnson, will return to its spot on Main Street just in time for the 2024 Gloucester Arts Festival kickoff on May 31, 2024 and 10 new sculptures will be featured on Main Street and the Fine Arts Museum of Gloucester.

“This year’s festival will include an immersive sculpture experience at the Fine Arts Museum of Gloucester, where museum visitors can emulate one of the most famous works of art in history,” said Elizabeth Blackney, Executive Director of the Cook Foundation and the Festival’s director.

“The anticipation for the festival always builds this time of year, we’re less than three months away from kickoff at Machicomoco State Park with our friends and partners at the Fairfield Foundation. We can’t wait to see ...

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