The downtown Sioux Falls SculptureWalk just announced its three Best of Show sculptures for the 2022 season.

Each year SculptureWalk picks three different pieces of art from its exhibition and honors them with the Best of Show award.

The SculptureWalk Sioux Falls team judges the various pieces of art that line some of the downtown streets according to their artistic merit and creativity.

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The three sculptures selected represent the best-of-the-best according to the Best of Show criteria set forth by the Sioux Falls SculptureWalk team.

The three winning artists each receive a cash award made possible by a gift from the Scoular Family Trust.

Attempting to narrow down this amazing field of art each year has to be an extremely difficult task due to all the breath taking sculptures that can be seen throughout the downtown Sioux Falls area.

With that said, here are the Best of Show winners for the 2022 season:

According to Dakota News Now, the third place award goes to the sculpture called "Selene” by artist Nathan Pierce. For winning third place, Nathan will receive $1,000 for his work. "Selene" can be seen in front of the Blarney Stone on Phillips Avenue.

The sculpture Selene
Dakota News Now (with permission)

2022's second place Best of Show award goes to the sculpture known as "Voltereta” by artist Shohini Ghosh. Shohini picks up $2,000 for her work in creating the beautiful sculpture. "Voltereta" is located on the 12th Street Plaza.

The sculpture Voltereta
Dakota News Now (with permission)

And the first place award in this year's Sioux Falls SculptureWalk Best of Show category goes to the sculpture titled "Carpe Carp,” by artist Christine Knapp. Christine will receive the $3,000 first place prize for her exceptional work on "Carpe Carp," located near the Ferson Brewing Company on Phillips Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls.

The Sculpture Carpe Carp
Dakota News Now (with permission)

Don't forget, you have until Friday (September 30) to cast your vote for the Sioux Falls SculptureWalk "People's Choice Award." The winning sculpture will be purchased by the City of Sioux Falls and added to their permanent collection.

Source: Dakota News Now

9 Sioux Falls Streets Visitors Have A Hard Time Pronouncing

If you are visiting or new to Sioux Falls and trying to find your way around, chances are you really don't need to pronounce street names correctly. All you have to do is enter your destination into Google Maps and your phone will show you the way.

But what if you are trying to tell someone where your cool friend or family member lives in our fine city? Some of our streets and avenues have tricky spellings that may throw visitors for a loop when trying to sound them out.

No one is going to mess up on the big thoroughfares like Minnesota Avenue, Western Avenue, or Louise Avenue but what about these?

The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

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