SIOUX FALLS, SD Early Saturday morning, new art displays replaced the former art that was sold to a few lucky recipients. 59 sculptures were added to this year's display compared to last year's 57. Aside from the added scenery to a vibrant downtown, the walk has also benefited the area's economy. Attracting residents and visitors downtown is an added benefit for the event.
"There's a study that was done, Harvard University Arts for the Americans, that the average visitor, to visit a cultural spot, and art, spends $32. Now it's been estimated that we attract about 300,000 people a year to see Sculpture Walk," Ambassador Jeff Hanson said.
He added that the $10 million dollars of economic impact is a pretty big deal for our area.