Sculpture Tour Eau Claire
The Covid-19 crisis has thrown us all a very big curve ball, and I wanted to bring you up to speed on how Sculpture Tour is adapting.
First, thank you for your support. Sculpture Tour is the ideal project for times like this--free entertainment, outdoors, easy to social distance and get some sunshine and exercise at the same time! Our new exhibit also gives people a reason to come explore downtown, and hopefully assists our business community as we reopen our doors. Your support has been instrumental in allowing Sculpture Tour to serve this community and celebrate our 10th season this year!
Several aspects of Covid-19 have impacted the tour, and our exhibit this year is a hybrid. By April we knew we could not compromise the safety of our volunteers or artists and could not operate as usual.
Due to the Safer at Home orders, we were unable to do our usual exchange of sculptures in Sioux Falls. We work with 5 other markets to procure sculptures. One dropped out altogether and another closed their tour for this year. Many tours around the country have been discontinued. Sculptures that are here from the Partners Network will remain with us for a second year. Some of them will be moved from one area to another, to help keep things fresh.
Fortunately, we've been building our base of local artists and they are going to take the spotlight for the 2020 Tour. New local artwork represents about 1/3 of our rotating sculptures, and they will be installed on June 10th. We have some amazing local work coming in--we hope you'll get downtown to enjoy it!
We were also unable to host our usual Artists' Reception, and we missed seeing all of you. Here's hoping we can gather soon. - Julie P. Executive Director, Sculpture Tour of Eau Claire
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