In the 1980s, on the initiative of the local authorities and within the national exhibition "Sculpture and decorative sculptures in the open air", in the garden next to the City Art Gallery of Varna (today's square "Atlantic Solidarity"), was set the beginning of "Open - Air Museum". "The Holocaust" (1983) by Ivan Rusev and "Mother" (1987) by Ziyatin Nuriev were among the first works exhibited there.
- The sculpture „Holocaust“, made of marble from the town of Sandanski, is dedicated to the genocide of the Jews during World War II. The sculpture resembles a monumental tombstone with three lying human figures. One of the figures is that of a child. The work fits organically into the architectural environment, with its tangible presence, reminiscent of the tragedy of the Jewish people. Its author - Ivan Rusev is among the most prominent contemporary Bulgarian sculptors.
- “Mother" is a sculptural composition of marble from the town of Sandanski and represents a metaphorical image of the unseparable relationship between a mother and a child. The execution of the sculpture is in the laconic style, typical for Ziyatin Nuriev, which fits harmoniously into the space of the square "Atlantic Solidarity“. In 1987, "Mother" won the grand prize at the national exhibition "Sculpture and decorative sculpture on the open air."
In the yard of the City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev" you can enjoy other works of distinguished Bulgarian sculptors:
- The bronze sculpture of the great Bulgarian sculptor Velichko Minekov "A figure of a Woman" is performed in a classical manner and represents a female figure looking at the sky.
- The sculpture "Folk Singer" is made of white marble and represents a stylized male figure holding a musical instrument. The sculpture symbolizes the strong bond bwtween the composer - singer and the home land. This sculpture could also be taken as a connection with the Myth of Orpheus. The author of “Folk Singer” - Krum Vasev, being an young author at that time, was awarded at the third triennial of small sculpture in Budapest (1975). This award was a great recognition as 500 works from 28 countries participated in this exhibition.
- The sculpture "Composition - two figures" is a bronze female figure with a child, which symbolizes motherhood. It is performed in a modernist manner, and its angular shapes are characteristic of other works of Angel Stanev too. He is one of the prominent contemporary Bulgarian sculptors.
- "Master Manol or Michael" is a mythological character from Balkan folklore. Legend says that in order to avoid Turkification, Master Manol made wings for himself. Sculptor Alyosha Kafedzhiyski depicts Master Manol ready to fly, staring at the sky. Alyosha Kafedzhiyski is a winner of regional and national awards for both sculpture and monumental sculpture.
- The sculpture "Debris" has the shape of a deformed torso reminiscent of a piece of rock massif. Made in the characteristic for its author - Alyosha Kafedzhiiski expressive manner, the sculpture fits harmoniously into the park environment of the City Art Gallery. The sculpture was created within the national exhibition "Sculpture and plastic art in the open air".
- The sculpture "Entire" has the character of an art installation, and its round shape and the materials it consists of symbolize the unity and circle of life in nature. As the time went on, the art installation naturally became a part of the park environment through the crawling plants, which gradually intertwined with it. Its author is Emil Popov, who is among the prominent contemporary Bulgarian sculptors, and a professor at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia.
Over the years, new works by Bulgarian and foreign authors have complemented the sculptural exhibition on “Atlantic Solidarity“ Square:
- Among them is "Flight" by Varna sculptor Hristo Hristov. According to him, "plastic art expresses the eternal human aspiration to rise above the malice, to make one`s dreams come true and discover more and more new things." The sculpture "Flight" is made of bronze and represents a stylized figure of a little girl with waving hair, stretching out her arms for a flight.
- "Icarus" by famous Varna sculptor Alyosha Kafedzhiiski - author of the monumental sculpture in front of the building of the Municipality of Varna. The "little" Icarus is made of bronze and symbolizes the eternal aspiration of man for flight - in the literal and figurative sense.
- The "Beginning", in the words of its author Zhivko Donchev, carries the idea of the primary explosion. The work is made of bronze. It is a male figure aiming at an imaginary point in space. According to the sculptor, the sculpture symbolizes the idea of how space arises from an amorphous mass.