Because Monday means moving on to our next destination, I'm going to link a couple of our remaining days in Sioux Falls, SD together to show some of the things we've done in the past few days.
A couple of days ago we were able to visit the "downtown" area of Sioux Falls and enjoy some artwork at the same time. Each year, the city has a contest called Sculpturewalk. Artists create sculptures (usually bronzes, but not always) and they are sponsored by downtown businesses who each contribute $1000 to have the sculpture placed on the street near their business. The sculpture is owned by the creator and each year between May-September the public is invited to submit a vote for their favorite sculpture. The winning sculpture is purchased by the city and put on permanent display at a location around the city area. All of the previous winning locations are detailed in the current public voting information "ballot". There were a total of 55 sculptures entered in this year's contest.
Okay, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a knowledgeable art critic, but many of these sculptures were pretty interesting. I'll selected a few to show the diversity of the creators.
I especially liked this one. Notice the little bird poking out on the back side of the sculpture.
We'll be heading across the state later on Monday (the 17th) to Rapid City where we hope to visit a lot of the natural and man made attractions before heading to the Escapees Rally in Gillette, WY at the end of the month.
As always, thanks for dropping by to take a look!