Under the title of Ninh Thuan – A Destination for the Future, the event is timed to celebrate the 36th anniversary of the province's liberation day on April 16, 1975.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Vo Dai, deputy chairman of the provincial People's Committee, stressed that the camp was not only a chance for cultural and professional exchange among artists but would leave a remarkable memorial of the artists' careers through their work there.
Dai hoped the sculptural garden, when completed, would be a unified artwork that impresses visitors.
The jury panel selected 50 proposals among 126 entries submitted by 24 Vietnamese and 16 foreign artists. By the opening ceremony of the camp on Saturday, all 50 of the works had been about 70-per-cent completed using mostly granite and marble materials.
The completed works will be displayed in parks, around the provincial museum and at the People's Committee's guest house, by April 30.