River City Sculpture Walk 2014-2015—-A Delightful Afternoon Walk

Last year I did several posts on the local River City Sculptures on Parade in Mason City.  I loved each and every sculpture that graced our city and told everyone I could to go see them.  There is just something special about each one of them and I was a big cheerleader for the entire series.  I think the work that has gone into getting these sculptures to our city has been magnificent. You can imagine that I was thrilled when several were purchased to remain in our city. Probably the biggest … [Read more...]

The Rest of the Story

My town of Mason City has a lot to offer and one of the best things, in my humble opinion, has been the Sculpture Walk that they have installed this year.  I blogged about it here and here and here!  It took me 3 posts to show them all and many of you commented on the beauty of what the artists have to offer in the way of unique and interesting sculptures. My favorite by far was the one in front of the library entitled Circle of Friends created by artist Karen Crain. If you … [Read more...]

River City Sculptures on Parade–The Final Post

This week I have been sharing the sculptures that are featured here in Mason City for a special exhibit that the city is hosting. The sculptures are on display, voting is taking place and most of them are actually for sale also.  It was a fun afternoon checking them all out and snapping some shots of them.  Chris's brother, Carlton, had fun walking the tour with us and checking them all out.  We all picked our favorites and on Monday Carlton turned in our official ballots at the library .  Now … [Read more...]

River City Sculptures on Parade—Part 2

As promised today I will give you more of the sculptures from our wonderful traveling exhibition that is located in downtown Mason City.  To see the first selections click on this link and it will open a new window with my post featuring the first 8 sculptures. Carlton loved Huckleberry Daze and I managed to get a smile AND eyes open on this picture!!!             I think the artist got this one perfectly!!!!  Doesn't he look … [Read more...]

River City Sculptures on Parade–Part 1

Mason City is home to a lot of great things----the last remaining Frank Lloyd Wright hotel--The Historic Park Inn which I blogged about here, many parks and recreation areas, a fabulous renovated library complete with coffee shop, The Stockman House, a wonderful historical area featuring Prairie School architecture in Rock Glen ( It is the largest collection of prairie style homes in a natural setting in the world), Music Man Square which pays homage to Meredith Willson of The Music Man fame and … [Read more...]