Jefferson Matters: Main Street, Tower View Team and Home State Bank of Jefferson Iowa, are hosting their third annual exhibit of original outdoor sculptures that will be displayed on the Mahanay Carillon Tower plaza within the boundaries of an Award Winning Iowa Main Street District Community. Every second week-end in June, the community hosts The Bell Tower Festival with over 15,000 visitors during the two day event. Jefferson is also home to Iowa’s WildRose Casino and Resort drawing hundreds of potential visitors to our downtown district on a monthly basis. The Mahanay Carillon Tower also draws over 8,000 out of town visitors during their summer tourist season.
Ring Out For Art is open to professional and amateur sculptors of all backgrounds. Sculptors may submit up to five (5) of your own original sculptures. Entry fee (up to 5 entries) is $25.00 (non-refundable). All accepted entries must be eligible for public voting and the following subsequent awards: People’s Choice Award of $2,000 for first place, an award of $1,000 for second place; or an award of $500 for third place.
All sculptures need to be made of a durable material for the outdoor setting and constructed with safety in mind for display in a public setting. Incorporating recycled/up-cycled materials is encouraged but not mandatory. All sculptures are owned by the sculptors and loaned to the exhibit from May 15, 2018 through June 30, 2018.