Six sculptures installed in Red Bridge Park have drawn attention from visitors for nearly a year through rain, wind and snow and on picture-perfect days.
Kids have played under Al Belleveau's AntVenture, picnickers have enjoyed them as a backdrop. Those walking, cycling and snowmobiling on the Heartland Trail have paused to check them out.
Artists have said the park on the Fish Hook River is a perfect setting for their works.
The City of Park Rapids and Park Rapids Arts and Culture Commission are accepting entries for sculptures for 2019. New works will be installed in May. A dedication and guided walk of the new installations is planned June 15.
As the first year of this new project draws to a close, the public is reminded that the six sculptures they've seen and enjoyed during the past year are for sale. Information about the artists, materials and cost of each piece can be found at www.prlaac.org. To contact an artist, call City Planner Andrew Mack at 732-3163 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.