Art event returns

The Sixth Annual Arts R Alive Sculpture and Street Painting Event will again be held at West Twin Park in Webster City.

This year, street painting will take place on July 29 and 30 in the 1100 Block of Seneca Street. The Sculpture Event will be Aug. 3 and 4 in West Twin park located at the corner of Bank and Seneca streets. Fifteen sculptures were submitted for consideration and eight were selected to be displayed at the park through the National Call for Artists and jury process.

Bryce Janey from Cedar Rapids will provide music on Wednesday, Aug. 3 beginning at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., the Artist Talk will feature the artists giving comments about their piece and answering questions. Janey will perform again at 6:30 p.m..

The Jive for Five brass band, a group of area band instructors, will provide music beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. Also on Thursday evening Dan Perry from the University of Northern Iowa Art department will make comments about the sculptures and public art at 6 p.m. Jive for Five will perform again after the talk.

These events are sponsored by the Arts R Alive in Webster City committee with funding coming from the Hotel Motel tax, Enhance Hamilton County Foundation, Teresa Stearns Foundation, and several individuals and businesses.

Refreshments including wine and cheese and locally prepared hors d’oeuvres will be provided each evening.

The public is invited to this free event. Bring your lawn chair for comfortable seating.

For more street painting details contact Sherry Adams at 515-297-1540 and for sculpture event information, contact Janet Adams at 515-832-4547.