Festivalgoers take in the sights at the second annual Art in the Park Sculpture Walk in Rock Falls last year. This year's event also will feature an exhibition by local artists, but the meet-and-greet with the sculptors who created the eight works to be installed will not be happening because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Festivalgoers take in the sights at the second annual Art in the Park Sculpture Walk in Rock Falls last year. This year's event also will feature an exhibition by local artists, but the meet-and-greet with the sculptors who created the eight works to be installed will not be happening because of COVID-19 restrictions.

ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls Tourism is scaling back its the Art in the Park Sculpture Walk on Sept. 5 because of state health guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Eight new sculptures will be installed Sept. 4, but unlike years past, the sculptors will not be in attendance at the walk, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Those interested, though, can hear the artists talk about their sculptures by downloading the Otocast app on a smartphone (instructions will be displayed at the park).

Go to http://www.otocast.com for more information on the app.

Local artists will be on hand to showcase their work in the 1-day art exhibition, and there also will be one or two food trucks available, tourism Director Megan Horsman said.

A formal Art in the Park Sculpture event is planned for May 22.

Contact Horsman at 815-622-1106 or email director@visitrockfalls.com for more information.

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