SculptureWalk is accepting applications for the 20th exhibition in 2023

SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota News Now) – Artist nominations are now open for the world’s largest annual public sculpture exhibit – SculptureWalk Sioux Falls.

Professional and amateur carvers from all walks of life are encouraged to apply to be part of the 2023 exhibition, which will be the organization’s 20th year of bringing art to the people.

Organized by a panel of local leaders, art enthusiasts and businesses, SculptureWalk features more than 60 new sculptures in downtown Sioux Falls each year. Each spring new sculptures are installed, thanks to generous loans from their creators. Most of the carvings are available for purchase, and each year the City of Sioux Falls purchases the People’s Choice winner, selected by visitors who vote throughout the summer.

“Last year we enhanced the call for art by adding an online app, and the 180 individual submissions was a new record. About 25% of this year’s exhibition was created by artists new to SculptureWalk, in addition to submissions from seasoned artists who have exhibited here for many years,” says curator Cody Heinrichs. “We are excited to see next year’s submissions and celebrate the 20th exhibition of the organization.”

Since 2003, SculptureWalk has installed nearly 1,000 sculptures in downtown Sioux Falls. Of these, 219 sculptures were sold. SculptureWalk has satellite programs on campus at Avera McKennan University Hospital and Health Center, Sioux Falls University, downtown Vermillion, University of South Dakota and Watertown, according to a SculptureWalk press release.

To be considered for the SculptureWalk in 2023, artists are encouraged to submit the completed application, photos of up to five sculptures, and an artist statement. The call for art closes October 1, 2022. Applications and more information can be found at SculptureWalkSiouxFalls.com/Artists.

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