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 10th Anniversary. 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.