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Festival delle Arti (Festival of the Performing Arts) is a bronze sculpture by Harry Marinsky. Retired attorney Angus E. Peyton donated the sculpture to the city of Charleston in 2005 in honor of Ruth and Briscoe Peyton. The work celebrates the arts with six performers — each representing a different aspect of the arts. The figures dance around a vibrant tree, allowing a viewer to experience a different scene from any angle. Intended to appeal to adults and engage the imagination and wonderment of children, the sculpture is appropriately located near the front of the Clay Center for the Performing Arts. Harry Marinsky was a London born Russian who grew up in the United States. He later moved to Italy where he spent the last several decades of his life. Marinsky's works can be found all over the world and in prestigious galleries and museums, though Festival delle Arti is the only large-scale work in West Virginia.

Festival delle Arti.

Sculpture, Art, Nonbuilding structure, Statue

Ebert, Richard F. Mask Detail of Festival Delle Arti by Harry Marinsky in Charleston, West Virginia, Encircle Photos. January 1st 2014. Accessed December 14th 2020.

Festival Delle Arti, a 2005 sculpture by Harry Marinsky, in front of The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, in Charleston, Library of Congress. May 6th 2015. Accessed December 14th 2020.

Harry Marinsky (1909 - 2008), Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art. Accessed December 14th 2020.

Harry Marinsky, 20th Century New England Artists. Accessed December 14th 2020.

Object Record, Clay Center Juliet Art Museum. Accessed December 14th 2020.

Uccacher. Festival delle Arti - Charleston, WV, Waymarking. August 20th 2011. Accessed December 14th 2020.

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Waymarking. Accessed December 14, 2020.,Clay%20Center%20in%20Charleston%2C%20WV.&text=Long%20Description%3A,and%20Leon%20Sullivan%20Way.