This sculptured titled “Delilah” was the first one installed and was created by Jani Younkins-Herzog from Athens. (Evelyn Andrews)

Sandy Springs has begun installing the sculptures that won last year’s competition ahead of an unveiling May 24.

Called “Arts in the Open,” the sculpture gallery is one of the city’s public art initiatives that chose nine sculpture winners out of 135 submissions. The new public sculpture competition was created specifically to bring fine art to the parks and public spaces throughout the Sandy Springs and to the City Springs complex.

The sculptures are being installed around City Springs and City Green, the park outside the complex, throughout this month ahead of the gallery’s debut before a May 24 City Green Live concert. The unveiling of the nine sculptures will take place just prior to the concert, which is set to start at 7:30 p.m.

The city plans to purchase one or more sculptures from each annual competition to add to its public art collection. Sculptures purchased will be placed in permanent public locations around the city.