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Eight new sculptures added to Peoria riverfront

Published: May. 21, 2022 at 11:28 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The Peoria riverfront has new art for visitors to enjoy, celebrated Saturday during the Peoria Art Guild’s Sculpture Walk.

The event has been held every two years since 2015. Eight new sculptures are introduced, running from the Peoria Riverfront Museum down to the Murray Baker Bridge. Artists submit their works to be displayed, which are selected by a Guild jury. Winners are then invited to come see their pieces installed, with two of this year’s selections based locally.

One of them, Fisher Stolz, the creator of the sculpture ‘Hippocampus,’ says being selected was an honor.

“It’s great to see the way that art and the revitalization of the Warehouse District are kind of working together to help one another in that way,” he says.

The event also coincides with the opening of the Riverfront Market, which helps bring more people to the downtown area. For members of the Art Guild, it’s an easy way for residents to come together.

“We created this day so that we can recognize the artists, the community partners that help us with this event,” says executive director Shannon Cox.

All of the sculptures are fully installed, available for you to see for yourself the next time you’re in downtown Peoria.

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