City of Cape Girardeau New Sculptures in Downtown Cape!

Have you ever wondered what's the story behind Cape Girardeau's downtown sculptures? The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri hosts an annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition. It is a national competition headed by the Cape Girardeau Public Art Committee which is a collaboration between the Arts Council, Old Town Cape, Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation and Dille Pollard Architecture. This year there were six artists chosen for the exhibit, and sculptures arrived from as far as Chicago, Illinois.

On April 13th, 2023, the 10th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition was officially celebrated. Director of the Arts Council Kelly Downes, Mayor Stacy Kinder, Liz Haynes of Old Town Cape, and the Juror Tom Stancliffe spoke at the event. To see a video of the event, click here and be sure to subscribe to the City of Cape Girardeau on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CityofCape!

The Sculptures are located on Broadway Street, Starting at Pacific Street and ending at Lorimer Street. Keep reading to see the sculptures and learn more about them!

Arise - Mike Baur, Chicago IL, 2,500 lbs.

Selective Memory - Chris Wubbena, Cape Girardeau MO

Three Red Houses - Andrew Arvanetes, Carol Stream IL, 200 lbs.

Devin Abraham stops to view the sculpture "Three Red Houses" by Andrew Arvanetes.

Off-Set Pump - Matt Moyer, Colombia MO, 250 lbs.

Point of Reference - Tim Jorgensen, Chicago IL, 150 lbs.

Homespun - Nathan Pierce, Cape Girardeau MO, 500 lbs

To learn more about the ODSE and to find a walking tour pamphlet, visit the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in person or on their website!


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