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2020 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour Awards Announced
MANKATO, MN (November 24, 2020) — CityArt, a joint initiative of Twin Rivers Council for the Arts and the City Center Partnership, announced the 2020 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour Awards at the recent Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame event held November 12th.
This year’s Best of Show honors go to People’s Choice - Martin Leenhouts’ You; Best in Show Bronze - Kimber Fieberger’s H.D. and Best in Show Other Materials - Ryan and James Pedersen’s Flowing. The Jurors’ Purchase Award winning sculpture is We Can Do It by artists Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby.
The coveted Jurors’ Purchase Award sculpture will be purchased by the CityArt program and installed permanently in the City Center. Each year, the sculpture purchased by CityArt is installed in either Mankato or North Mankato on an established rotating basis. This year’s winner, We Can Do It will be installed in Mankato’s City Center.
Plans are currently being made for the installation of the 2021 Walking Sculpture Tour, which will celebrate the program’s 10thAnniversary. Installation weekend is set for May 21-22 and will include a variety of community events to commemorate the program’s anniversary (in accordance with COVID-19 health and safety considerations and regulations). The current 2020 exhibition of sculptures will be de-installed in April.
About the CityArt and the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour
CityArt is a joint program of the City Center Partnership and Twin Rivers Council for the Arts dedicated to bringing public art to the community, contributing greatly to the vibrancy of the City Center and the community as a whole. CityArt initiatives include the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, CityArt On the Go, the Mankato Flood Wall Mural, the City Center Public Art Tour and the Silo Art Project.
The mission of the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour is to create a professional, year-round outdoor sculpture program in the City Centers of Mankato/North Mankato that is both high-quality and artist-friendly. For additional information and to view tour, visit www.cityartmankato.com
About the City Center Partnership
City Center Partnership, a downtown development organization, is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) which includes the chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, the local convention and visitor's bureau, Visit Mankato and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy. For more information, visit www.citycentermankato.com
About Twin Rivers Council for the Arts
Twin Rivers Council for the Arts is a collaborative alliance of local arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, and community members who share a vision for the arts in Greater Mankato. Twin Rivers Council for the Arts serves as a unifying voice, advocating for and connecting arts groups to the community by providing services and shared resources to affiliate members throughout southern Minnesota. For more information, visit www.twinriversarts.org