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Sculpture Tour Eau Claire Installs 40 New Pieces

first of the new sculptures for 2024-25 season installed on May 16

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KEEP 'ER COMING. Visit Eau Claire announced over 40 sculptures part of the 2024-25 season began installation on May 16. (Photos via Facebook)
KEEP 'ER COMING. Visit Eau Claire announced over 40 sculptures part of the 2024-25 season began installation on May 16. (Photos via Facebook)

The 2024-25 Sculpture Tour Eau Claire season is well underway as more than 40 sculptures begin finding new homes throughout downtown E.C. and surrounding areas on Thursday, May 16. With more than 40 sculptures slated for installation, the number of sculptures in the tour is growing to 120, maintaining Eau Claire’s status as home of the largest outdoor rotating sculpture tour in the nation.

“The artistic culture in our region is an integral party of our community, and the sculpture tour plays a massive role in that framework,” said Julie Pangallo, Visit Eau Claire’s public arts manager. “We are delighted to continue the claim as the largest rotating sculpture tour in the nation and further establish our city as an incredible haven for artists and art lovers alike.”

"Nature Keeper"

The first sculpture of the 2024 Sculpture Tour season, "Nature Keeper" by Bobbie Carlyle, was announced on Monday, May 8, and stands on South Barstow Street. While most sculptures will be found in downtown Eau Claire, neighboring areas including Menomonie, Altoona, Osseo, and the Town of Wheaton will also be home to some of the sculptures.

Find a map of all sculpture locations at sculpturetour.org and find photos of each piece of artwork online within the coming weeks.