Mason City Adds 31 New Sculptures to Art Exhibit for Walking Tour

MASON CITY, Minn. (KTTC) — New art is coming to the streets of downtown Mason City. Construction workers installed 31 new parts for the River City Sculptures on Paradebringing the total number of sculptures to 72.

The exhibition started in 2012 with only five sculptures.

Community members can walk the 1.7 mile course to check out all the new and old pieces.

Mason City and three other Midwestern cities are part of a network that shares artwork created by artists around the world to install in their cities.

City leaders say Mason City has a growing reputation as an arts and culture destination, so these new pieces bring even more of that feel to the community.

“It’s something that people staying at the hotel can do at 7 a.m. on Sunday mornings if they want. It’s really available all the time, so we think it adds to the arts and the culture in the community,” said Mason City Sculpture Committee Chair Robin Anderson.

You can actually buy or rent some of these sculptures. If you are interested in owning or renting one of these pieces, you can contact the Sculptures on Parade Committee volunteers through the Mason City Chamber of Commerce.

If you prefer to take the art where it currently is, there is a map you can follow to guide you through the tour.

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