Sioux Falls

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Sioux Falls, SculptureWalk is the largest and most recognized annual public art sculpture exhibit in the country.


Each year over $1,000,000 of sculptures highlight the architecture and culture in the center of the city.

Each year 56 new word class sculptures are placed on pedestals around downtown ranging from abstract to whimsical created to fit a broad spectrum of artistic tastes. 

What makes SculptureWalk special is being in an outdoor art gallery complimented by a wide variety of unique shops, culinary gems and craft breweries along the way.  Adding to the annual exhibit is over 30 permanent and leased sculptures throughout the downtown.

Begun in 2004, SculptureWalk has exhibited more than 670 sculptures featuring artists from around the United States, 10 countries and 4 continents.  Each year the exhibit is refreshed in May with new sculptures that has become an annual event for travelers and art enthusiasts from around the world.

Coming in 2018, SculptureWalk will dedicate the Arc of Dreams, a 70 foot tall and 300 foot long stainless steel sculpture spanning the Big Sioux River created by South Dakota Artist Laurette, Dale Lamphere.

SculptureWalk has earned the distinction of being one of the must see attractions based on reviews from tripadvisor.com.

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Contact

605-275-6060

Map

Find all of our favorite sculptures around town on the map.

Trip Planner

SculptureWalk provides visitors with a host of activities beyond enjoying a $1,000,000 al fresco art public art sculpture gallery. Wherever you decide to start is up to you and free parking is widely available or you can park in one of downtown’s affordable parking ramps. Plan to spend the day!

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Arts & Culture

  • For the arts and cultural traveler there is a joy in capturing the experience of a community. As the home of SculptureWalk, Downtown, with its mix of arts, historic and unique architecture blended with quaint, diverse dining and walking friendly design is the arts and cultural center for the region. Add to that the namesake Falls Park to the walking paths along the Big Sioux River and Downtown is a place where you can have days of unique and memorable experience.
  • The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is the region's premiere entertainment, cultural and educational facility. The Washington Pavilion features a sculpture garden, the Visual Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Wells Fargo CineDome Theater and Husby Performing Arts Center, all under one roof! Dine in Leonardo's Cafe and shop in the Discovery Store. A great adventure for the whole family!
  • Discover the history of Sioux Falls and the region! This beautifully-restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits. The museum also hosts a number of events and concerts throughout the year. The Museum store includes unique and affordable Dakota-made gifts for the whole family. Admission and parking are free.
  • The home of the Museum of Visual Materials is one of the oldest building in Downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1887). There is so much to do at the Museum of Visual Materials (MoVM) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. More than a museum, we offer children's activities, crafts nights, classes, and camps, exhibits, gallery space, and event facility rentals, all tucked in a LEED Platinum Certified building.
  • The Historic Orpheum Theater opened in 1913 as a vaudeville house. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The elegant and beautifully preserved theatre is now the centerpiece of the Orpheum Theater Center, which includes the Anne Zabel Studio Theater, a classroom, and sculpture garden.
  • The culinary scene in Sioux Falls has grabbed national attention. From travel writers to visitors, the quality and quantity of cuisine featured in Downtown Sioux Falls is a highlight of any trip. From American to Sushi, the restaurants in and around SculptureWalk dish up incredible culinary delights created by a growing number of renowned chefs.
    Add to the culinary experience by exploring the artisanal craft beers and local wines at any of the 5 local breweries and wineries. The growing local craft beer and wine scene is a part of the SculptureWalk and Downtown experience.

Events

  • May 6
    The opening of the new $1,000,000 public art sculpture exhibit is a favorite of locals and travelers alike. A crew of volunteers assist over 50 artists installing the year’s new sculptures. The day is an event of meeting artists, exploring the new sculptures and kicking off spring in an artistic way.
  • July 13 - July 15
    The annual Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Festival, JazzFest, has become a summer favorite for Sioux Falls and the region. JazzFest is a three-day outdoor musical event, featuring two stages of music and is FREE to the public. In addition to the great music, there is also food and art vendors, beer and wine gardens, arts and crafts, fireworks and more! Headliners have included some of the premier musical acts in the country: George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Gary Clark Jr., Gov’t Mule, Boz Scaggs, Grace Potter, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, Los Lobos, The Rippingtons, Bo Diddley, The Neville Brothers, and many more!
  • Ongoing
    The South Dakota Symphony brings the region the best of the great legacy of classical music. Each program is a special event to be uniquely experienced and explored. Made up of the finest musicians in the region, the playlist ranges from Bowie to Bach!
  • Year round
    Experience everything from Tony Award winning Broadway musicals, ballet, nationally star powered concerts, jazz, blues and local theater.
  • Year Round
    On the first Friday of every month, Downtown comes alive with the arts, music and cultural events. From Art & Wine walks to the Downtown Block Party. There is something for all ages to kick off the weekend and enjoy the vibrancy of Downtown Sioux Falls.