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Artist David Turner is a graduate of W&M and the college has several pieces of his art. Here is his piece, "Fox on Alert." (Ian Brickey/WYDaily)

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After years of development, the Williamsburg Arts District is beginning to live up to its name.

Since July 12, 18 sculptures have been installed in the City of Williamsburg’s midtown area from the intersection of Richmond Road and Monticello Avenue to Brooks Street.

The theme of the installation is “This Glorious Earth,” with each piece reflecting the theme in different ways.

The city plans to have a total of 22 sculptures placed by the first week of August as part of an effort to raise the visibility of the Arts District.

Each of the sculptures is available for purchase, with prices ranging from $800 to $15,000. City Arts Coordinator Terry Buntrock said one piece would be selected as the critic’s choice, and would be bought by the city to begin a permanent collection of public art.

The locations of the different sculptures are available through the Williamsburg Wayfinder app.

The sculptures will be on display through July 2016.

Correction 8/13/2015The Williamsburg Area Arts Commission did not participate in the selection of the sculptures.