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Friday, Mar 31, 2017

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Sculpture show in 10th year; will bring 800 works of art to River Market

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 31, 2017) – The Sculpture in the River Market Show will celebrate its 10th year in April. As part of that, they are rolling out a plan that encourages the public to explore, appreciate, and share public art offerings in Little Rock through social media.

The selfie with a sculpture contest will begin Saturday and continue through April 18. The concept is simple: A person finds their favorite sculpture in Little Rock, takes a photo with it, posts it using the hashtag #LRSculpture on either Instagram or Twitter. 

A person must be visible posing with the sculpture in the photo. Photos taken prior to April are eligible as long as they feature a person posing with a Little Rock sculpture and use the hashtag #LRSculpture. Only photos meeting those requirements which are posted between April 1 and April 18, 2017 will be eligible.

“Sculptures are such wonderful art pieces because of their accessibility. Everyone seems to have one that really resonates with them,” Sculpture at the River Market committee member Scott Whiteley Carter said. “We have over 100 sculptures in public places all around the City and there are hundreds of privately owned sculptures in homes and businesses, so we’re excited to see what gets selected and shared.”

Photos showing misuse of the sculpture will not be considered.

Winners will be announced April 20. The grand prize includes tickets to the Sculpture Show Preview Party on April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Three additional prizes will be given.

Guests attending the Preview Party will get to view and vote on the seven semi-finalist proposals for the next public monument sculpture winner to help select the top three finalists.  The winner of that competition will be announced Sunday, April 23.

The 10th Sculpture at the River Market Invitational Show and Sale takes place from April 22 to 23. More than 800 sculptures will be on display in the River Market pavilions and in the adjacent area of Riverfront Park on those three days. The works featured will include all types of media, styles, subject matter and sizes.

Sculpture at the River Market will be open in the River Market pavilions from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, and from 10a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23.  In addition to the opportunity to view the sculptures and meet with the sculptors, there are a variety of activities planned throughout the two days.

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