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What to do with your Senior in Mason City
River City Sculptures on Parade, founded in 2012, is a non-profit organization run by volunteers with a vision to bring a significant display of public art to Mason City, IA. We are in a partnership with SculptureOne Partner Network, which also has similar sculpture programs in Sioux Falls, SD, Mankato, MN, Eau Claire, WI and Castlegar, British Columbia. We have exclusive rights to the SculptureOne presence in the state of Iowa.
River City Sculptures on Parade is a 1.7 mile walking tour designed to lead participants on a looping route to the Cultural Crescent and back to the central core of Mason City. With the exception of pieces in the permanent collection, the sculptures are owned by the artists and loaned to the exhibit for one year. They are available for sale or lease. The public is invited and encouraged to vote for their favorite sculpture from June to September, and the sculpture receiving the most votes is honored with the “People’s Choice Award”. This sculpture is purchased by the city to become part of it's permanent collection. News: * New sculptures for 2022-23 have been installed * Winners of annual River City Sculptures on Parade competition announced(2021) * 2021 Sculpture installation photos (Day 1) * Sculptures Adorn Mason City Arena - September 1, 2020 * 'Stand for the Flag' sculpture honors area veterans - November 11, 2020