SculptureTour Salina to Unveil 19 New Statues


Staff member
Feb 14, 2021
SculptureTour Salina will unveil the new 2021 exhibit during the UNwrap Party on Saturday, May 1. The 19 sculptures created by artists from around the vountry will be simultaneously unwrapped at precisely 11am.

“The SculptureTour exhibits just keep getting bigger and better every year,” stated Penny Bettles, committee member of SculptureTour Salina. “The SculptureTour 2021 exhibit will consist of 19 sculptures from 13 different artists traveling in from 7 different states. 3 of those artists are Kansans with a local Salinan. This year we will welcome the biggest sculpture we have ever had the courage to install! This piece, weighing in at 9 tons, is being trucked in all the way from Eliot, Maine! The SculptureTour Salina committee had previously poured a deep concrete pad in front of The Temple and we are excited to utilize this space with such a unique sculpture,” Bettles stated.

Visitors are encouraged to pick up a Walking Tour Ballet at any Downtown merchant or at the Visit Salina Info Trailer located in the parking lot North of Ad Astra Books & Coffee House at 141 N Santa Fe. Then, walk the SculptureTour and vote for your favorite piece. Voting is fun for all ages! Each year, the People’s Choice Award is determined by viewers who complete a ballot through December 31, 2021. The winning sculpture is purchased by the City of Salina and permanently placed where it can be enjoyed by the public.

Be sure to stop at the plaza North of Ad Astra Books & Coffee House at 1pm where the 2021 Merit Awards, including Best in Show, will be announced.

Completed ballots turned in to the Visit Salina trailer during the UNwrap party are eligible for prize drawings in several categories for children, teens, and adults. The UNwrap Party is guaranteed free fun for the entire family!

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