YANKTON: — RiverWalk Submission Deadline Nov. 21

Artist Applications for RiverWalk, Yankton’s downtown sculpture walk, are due on November 21. The selection of 13 sculptures for display in downtown Yankton will be announced at the beginning of January.
Artist submissions must be original concepts and include two color photos of the sculpture or a scale model. Selected artists will receive a $600 stipend to help defray travel and material costs.
Selected sculptures will be displayed in downtown Yankton and Riverside Park for one year. They will be installed in May 2012. The mission of RiverWalk is to enhance culture and art in the community, and to also offer visitors one more reason to tour Yankton and our historic downtown.
If you are an artist interested in applying, or if you know someone who might be interested, please visit our website at www.YanktonRiverWalk.org. Artist applications, rules and regulations are all available on the website, or call Michelle Kolda at (605) 665-3636 if you’d like to receive an application through the mail. 

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RiverWalk Unveils New Sculptures at Celebrity Bartending Event

Yankton RiverWalk will unveil the 2011/2012 RiverWalk sculptures at the 7 Beer and Wine Bar on Friday, March 4. The event is also the annual RiverWalk bartending fundraiser — a percentage of sales and all tips from 5-8 p.m. will be donated to RiverWalk and will be used to fund the new sculptures.

“We are excited to unveil the 13 new sculptures that will soon be adorning our downtown streets,” said RiverWalk President Lisa Scheve. “We’re hoping people come out that night to see the new sculptures and support the project.”

The 13 new sculptures will be installed May 12-13, replacing the 10 sculptures currently on display in downtown Yankton and Riverside Park.. A celebration and auction on April 29 will mark the end of the current RiverWalk season. Tickets to the gala will be available at the Friday night unveiling.

The proprietors of the 7 Beer and Wine Bar, Curt Neuharth and Sherry Soukup, regularly donate to non-profit organizations through Thursday night “Celebrity Bartending” events. Free appetizers will be available. The 7 Beer and Wine Bar is located at 104 Capital Street.

Ripple Effect by Jake Balcom of Lincoln, Neb. is one of the new RiverWalk selections.

For more information contact Michelle Kolda at riverwalk@yanktonsd.com or (605) 665-3636.

ReCap: Dave Tunge Art Opening / RiverWalk Unveiling

Thanks to Pam from YAA we have some nice photos of the Dave Tunge photography opening. Dozens of people showed up to see his great aerial photography. Yankton is truly lucky to have Dave in town, and it was no surprise that his Yankton County photographs were the most popular of the evening! Dave has donated 100% of his gallery sales to RiverWalk. We were overwhelmed by the number of people who turned out to see Dave’s work and support RiverWalk. So far we have raised over $2500.. That will make a huge contribution toward raising money for our granite pedestals.

There are still some prints for sale at the YAA Gallery. All sales from Dave’s exhibit will continue to be donated to RiverWalk. The show runs through April 27.

Art Projects For RiverWalk Unveiled At G.A.R. Hall Gallery

It was standing room only when a rotating art project had its unveiling Friday night.

During a reception at the G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery for the show Aerial Imagery, featuring the works of Dave Tunge, Yankton residents had their first chance to glimpse the sculptures that will be featured in the premier year of RiverWalk.

The project will feature 10 sculptures, which will be placed at various locations in downtown Yankton.

“RiverWalk is a wonderful thing,” Bernie Hunhoff said during a brief presentation. “It’s going to be a way to bring folks to the streets of Yankton.”

The works featured in the inaugural RiverWalk will include: “River Flight” and “The Traveler” by Jake Balcom; “Seated Couple” by Rick Haugen; “Closing Notes” by Mary Jane Lambroson; “The Shepherd” by Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby; “Otherworld Journey” by Lyle Parks; “6S.5L.C.A.P.” and “Taking Flight” by Adam Weiss; and “Fountain of Life” and “Home” by Darwin Wolf.

These sculptures were represented by photographs and written descriptions. The actual pieces will be installed in May.

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