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Sturgis Art Festival, Sculpture Walk to be held Saturday

Sturgis Art Festival, Art Walk to be held Saturday

STURGIS, S.D. – This Saturday marks the fourth annual Sturgis Arts Festival and Sculpture Walk on the streets of downtown Sturgis.

Each year, the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau teams up with various arts-related organizations to highlight the arts community.

Kadence Gleason with the chamber says they have went from 37 booths in their first year to over 80 this year.

The variety of art and craft vendors will sell and show alongside food and drink vendors as well. The event takes place in the heart of downtown Sturgis.

Booths will open Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and the annual Battle of the Bands will take the stage at Rally Point at 1:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the Arts Festival will be the annual unveiling of new sculptures along Main Street.

The Sturgis Art Walk begins at 11:00 a.m. and will include the unveiling of the new sculptures, which will be displayed in downtown Sturgis until May of next year.

Those sculptures include;

  • Sunriser by artist Jeff Satter. Sunriser is a stainless-steel piece showcasing the diverse beauty of nature, combining modern metal elements with abstract shapes. Satter, a Sioux Falls artist, has displayed more than 20 pieces throughout the Midwest since starting in 2017.
  • Mountain Love by Christine Knapp. Mountain Love is one of two works Knapp was selected to display in Sturgis this year. Knapp, who is headquartered in Lyons, Colo., is known for her impressive, realistic bronze pieces frequently featuring human and animal subjects.
  • Twisted Toad by Christine Knapp. Twisted Toad is the other sculpture being showcased this year in Sturgis. This sculpture was juried into and toured the United States with the Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition.
  • Tenderness by Reno Carollo. Tenderness exemplifies Carollo’s history of art exploration and collaboration. Carollo has developed his craft over the past 43 years from jewelry to large resin pieces such as Tenderness. Thie unique colors of this sculpture will add a vibrant splash to Main Street Sturgis.

In addition to the Downtown Sturgis Foundation, the Downtown Business Improvement District, the Greater Sturgis Area Foundation, the Sturgis Area Arts Council and the City of Sturgis also helped make the Sturgis Art Walk a reality.

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