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Sculpture Walk Peoria will celebrate the launch of its fourth annual rotating outdoor sculpture exhibit with a FREE opening day celebration on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum – Sun Plaza. The event will take place from 10am to 1pm and will introduce the new sculptures selected for display along Washington Street, additionally providing the public with an opportunity to meet the artists who created them. The celebration will include docent led tours of the new exhibit, live musical performances by Sarah and the Underground and Projekts, and a variety of on-site art activities perfect for the whole family.

Michelle Nieslen Ott, Events Chair for Sculpture Walk Peoria, envisioned an opening event that would be both educational and fun. “We are excited about introducing the community to this year’s Sculpture Walk through a festive day filled with music and art. Our partners at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, the Peoria Art Guild, the Peoria Playhouse Children’s Museum, and the Peoria Riverfront Market really came together to support a unique and fun event that brings families and individuals into the heart of our city to learn about public art. Additionally, this year’s event coincides with the opening of the Riverfront Market giving the public one more reason to enjoy a full morning of art and culture in downtown Peoria.”

The sculptures featured on this year’s walk were selected by a jury of civic leaders and arts professionals from 114 entries submitted by artists from around the country. The sculptures will be installed along Washington Street on May 18 and will remain through the end of October.  FREE public tours will be offered every Saturday at 10am and Noon starting at the Peoria Riverfront Museum lobby for the duration of the exhibit.

The Sculpture Walk Peoria initiative continues with the support of the City of Peoria, and is funded through the generous financial support of corporate and individual sponsors. For information visit: www.sculpturewalkpeoria.org.

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