Photo compliments of Photographer Reggie Ion of Belleville, Michigan.

The BELLEVILLE AREA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS purchased the sculpture in 2018 for permanent display in Horizon Park, Belleville, Michigan.
“Hands Held High” is made entirely from steel and created by sculptor Gregory Mendez of Fort Wayne, IN.
Gregory is a nationally recognized artist of metal sculpting. When Greg was a boxer, he and his family would spend time between matches visiting local museums and parks. He became fascinated by the outdoor sculptures and the beauty they add to our surroundings. He graduated from the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana with a BFA.
Fish Display Project
Community Art Project
Detroit Elvis
Music Lakeside is an outdoor summer concert series in beautiful downtown Belleville Michigan put on by the Belleville Area Council for the Arts.


Every year for at least 20 years BACA has offered local artist a chance to share their works. I would like to thank all BACA members past, current and future for their community involvement.  You have, did and do make a difference. 

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  1. Thank you for providing such wonderful pieces at Horizon Park. I came across “Hands Held High” Summer 2022. The light wasn’t quite right. I returned this morning and took these photos- We all love the craftmanship!

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