Be a part of the 19th Annual Sculpture Walk, Northern Minnesota’s premiere public art venue, downtown Bemidji, Minnesota. This program has become a foundation of Bemidji’s downtown and a highly anticipated venue for tourists year round.
Selected works are installed and displayed for 12 months in highly visible curated outdoor locations throughout downtown Bemidji.
The Bemidji Sculpture Walk Board is a working group comprised of area artists and art lovers. They curate over 50 outdoor art installations throughout the city, some of which are permanent or on extended loan. The main program is the annual juried show of new sculpture that they inaugurate each year in May.
Their jury selects 20 new works from regional and national artists who submit their entries by February 1. New work proposals and group projects are also considered each year.
All jury-selected artists receive a cash honorarium of $300, plus consideration for three cash prizes which are awarded at the annual artist reception during the weekend of spring installation.
All artwork will be advertised as for sale or loan unless otherwise specified by artist. Due to high visibility and tourism rates in Bemidji, sculptures are frequently discovered by visitors to our downtown and works are purchased each year.
The BSW does reserve a 25% commission on all successful sales of displayed art made during the contract year.
Submission Deadline for Spring 2017 Sculpture Walk Program
February 1, 2018
Installation Downtown Bemidji 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
May 18-19, 2018
Reception Downtown Bemidji 5:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018
$300 Honorarium awarded to all 20 jury-selected artist participants each year.
$500 Honorarium awarded to participants with 2 or more works accepted in the same program year.
$1000 People’s Choice Award decided by public
$500 Critic’s Choice First Place Award chosen by select jury.
$250 Critic’s Choice Runner-Up Award chosen by select jury.
For more information: http://www.bemidjisculpture.org/