Limestone Heritage Festival looking for limestone carvers

LAWRENCE CO. – Bedford Indiana is known as the Limestone Capital of the World. The Limestone Heritage Festival is looking for limestone carvers to transform limestone into beautiful pieces of art.

Live limestone carving demonstrations will be at the Downtown Depot.

The Limestone Heritage Festival is in need of stonecutters’ work to display. Any experience level is welcome. It’s free to enter and stonecutters can enter by contacting Terry Kirkman at 812-797-0867.

The event will be held on the corner of 14th and J streets on Friday, June 24th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 25th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Spectators can vote for the People’s Choice award and also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a limestone carved birdbath.

Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00

While enjoying this year’s festival residents are encouraged to take a stroll through the downtown square and see some of these works on the buildings by stonecutters of the past.

There are more than 100 different stonecutters who have lived in Lawrence County and their work is still among us where many can enjoy their beautiful artistry.

The Pioneer, Soldier, and Sailors Monument located on the Lawrence County Square is artwork created by Charles Morton Dodd.

The Soldier and Sailors Monument was the work of Charles Morton Dodd