Mason City has installed the 2023 version of “River City Sculptures on Parade” throughout the downtown area. The nearly two-mile walking tour started in 2012, and is based on the Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk. The former Sioux Falls director, Jim Clark, helped Mason City get started, and says the artists love it.
Clark says the sculpture walks in Mason City and Sioux Falls are family-friendly ways to interact with the fine arts.
Clark says he’s proud of how the Mason City display has evolved over the last decade. Aidan Demarais of Janesville Minnesota has had a handful of sculptures on the route through the last five years. Demarais says it’s a great opportunity to show their pieces of artwork.
Tim James of Good Thunder Minnesota says it gives artists a chance to make a living through their artwork.
Around 80 sculptures are a part of the display. The River City Sculptures on Parade is a partner with other sculpture programs in Sioux Falls South Dakota, Mankato Minnesota, Eau Claire Wisconsin and Castlegar British Columbia.