Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sculpturewalk and Other Things

On Friday, we made it downtown to Sioux Falls to catch the Noon Concert.  I wasn't too sure what that was about but we were up for it.
Steve and Therressa suggested we go to the concert, then to Minerva's for lunch.  What a great time!
Apparently the City puts on noon time concerts during the summer at the Old Courthouse Museum.  
We got there after it had already started and didn't find a shady spot right away.  After cooking in the sun for a while, we decided to look for another place and ended up right behind the band in the shade.
Turned out to be a great spot.
We had the pleasure of hearing "Mogen's Heroes".  They seemed to be a mix of "easy listening/Jimmy Buffet" type of songs.  Very entertaining.  They were very good and a lot of fun.

Next, we took a quick tour of the museum.  We didn't stay long but did catch the historic chair display.
And saw a piece of heavy duty angle iron that was driven through a tree during a tornado
And a patriotic/historical flag display
And then we walked through town to Minvera's Restaurant
Then we wandered around and took some photos of some the Sculpturewalk Sculptures on Phillips Avenue.
There were lots more sculptures but we only saw a few of them.

The sculptures on SculptureWalkSiouxFalls are owned by the artist on loan to the City of Sioux Falls for one year.  During May-Sept,  the public can vote for their favorites.  Then the city purchases the annual "People's Choice Award".  And the sculptures are for sale to the public.

Interesting time in downtown Sioux Falls ~ one of our favorite places!

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  1. Enjoyed the visit to our "hometown". Sculpture gardens are alsways fun to enjoy.

  2. Yes - we have a great hometown, don't we?

  3. We were there too early for the concert series at the museum, but you might check and see if they are still having the concerts over at Queen Bee Mill in Falls Park.

    1. They probably are, but we won't be able to make it to them. Seems like there are a lot of great things going on in the Park!