Lifelike sculptures turning heads in Albany

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ALBANY – They are the reason people driving or walking through downtown Albany these days do a double take. Ten lifelike sculptures created by the late Seward Johnson are dotting the landscape.

"The exhibit is called ‘Celebrating the Familiar, but I feel like it’s a little bit more seeing the unexpected," said Georgette Steffens, Executive Director of the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District.

They started outdoor art installments 15 years ago.

This is the third time the Seward Johnson pieces have been here. Most are new, but some have been here in the past.

There was no big unveiling this year. The growing popularity has been completely organic. Selfies with the statues are popping up all over social media.

The collection will be here until early November.

See some of the sculptures and learn how much it cost to bring the exhibit here by watching the video of Jerry Gretzinger’s story.

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