2021 Decatur Sculpture Tour

These sculptures will be on display through mid-April 2021, and may be purchased. If interested, email the DST Committee, or please call 260-724-3939 and ask for Coni Mayer. In addition, permanent sculptures are around the downtown area and around Riverside Sculpture Park. Pick up a map for the locations or download "Otocast" app for a self-guided tour.

Outdoor Sculptures

The sculptures below are positioned along the sidewalks throughout downtown Decatur and can be enjoyed any time. We highly recommend our audio tour. Download the Otocast App to hear our artists explain their work and inspiration.

Bravo
Bravo

Gary Hovey/ Jim Perrine
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“Bravo is a bull with bravado and a steely gaze. Making a piece this size out of flatware is even more difficult than making something large because flatware is hard to bend and fit to small curves.”

Location: ACCF
Pose of Inspiration
Pose of Inspiration

Clark Martinek
Mitchell, South Dakota

“A classic yoga pose has inspired these lines of hand forged iron.”

Location: Miller, Burry
Every Piece Has a Place
Every Piece Has a Place

Alex Mendez
Decatur, Indiana

“You don’t have to be the same to connect.”

Location: The Old 27 Ice Cream Shop
Orange Pop
Orange Pop

Nathan Pierce
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

“The abstract contemporary forms of Nathan Pierce’s public art installations are softly rooted in the notion of technology and communication, and the role that it plays in everyday life. His sculptures, no matter the surrounding landscape, offer a counterpoint to the viewer’s perception of place.”

Location: The Bears Den
World Birds
World Birds

Judd Nelson
Wayzata, Minnesota

“This is a fun sculpture that all ages will enjoy.

See if you can name all the birds on this piece,

kids really enjoy doing this.”

Location: Court St.
Through
Through

Benjamin Pierce
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

“This sculpture embodies all of the different ways we attempt to battle it or just cope with mental illness.   Each attempt may not be successful - However, through trial and error or a combination of these efforts you can get through it. If you struggle with depression: DO NOT GIVE UP. ”

Location: EF Gas Salon
Reel Thing
Reel Thing

Lee Badger
Hedgesville, West Virginia

 “A fisherman’s dream of walleye schooling in a column of water...In this underwater world, their shadowy shapes swim in and out, and several day’s catch are on the look-out for baitfish, a lure, or a darting jig. They’ve got a short attention span, but I can’t wait to land one in my pan!”

Location: Edward Jones
Cat With Attitude
Cat With Attitude

Greg Summers
Fremont, IN

“The inspiration for this sculpture was provided by all the stray neighborhood cats that would visit at night. This is a representation of how they react upon seeing us.”

Location: NE 2nd & Jefferson DDD
Growth and Ghosts
Growth and Ghosts

Matt Miller
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

“While discovering our path into the future, we must fight against our tendencies to fall into our past.”

Location: Miller/Court St
Best of Show
Box of Flowers
Box of Flowers

Jennifer Meyer
Lansing, IL

“No matter what season it is our eyes enjoy the bright color of flowers so I gathered up some tall ones and put them in a box. No pruning or watering required.”

Location: The Next Page
Flashdancer
Flashdancer

Doc - Lawrence A. Wiedman, PhD
Huntington, Indiana

“Certainly inspired by many dancers and previous artists, but  this  is  my  take  on  the  mix  of  nature  at  large  and  the  arts. Hand  Carved  from  a  walnut  log  using  mallet  and  gouge  technique. If you smiled when you first saw it; I win.”

Location: Court House North
Autumn
Autumn

Neil Wiffill/ Gregory Mendez
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“Colorful leaves and campfires are a couple of our favorite things that come with the change of seasons.”

Location: Moose
Firefall
Firefall

Craig Snyder
Plymouth, Minnesota

“The Sun’s fusion furnace sends us the sustenance that sustains our planet. We are all connected to this fall of fire and to each other.  Made of steel with a vibrant “Fire” paint  technique and cedar, done in the shou sugi-ban style from Japan.”

Location: Oak Room Beauty Lounge
A Book for Everyone
A Book for Everyone

James Haire
Fort Collins, Colorado

“A young boy sits on a stack of classic literature reading an adventure story.  No matter who you are or what you like there is a book for you. Reading is an avenue to success.”

Location: Storybook Park
Kometes
Kometes

Gregory Mendez
Decatur, Indiana

“The name comet comes from the Greek word Kometes, meaning, ‘head of hair.’ ”

Location: Kintz
Beyond the Reflection
Beyond the Reflection

Dale Compton
Kasota, MN

“In this piece, I show how we are often stuck in our own little world. The cage-like structure shows the fragility of our world.     We often can’t see beyond what we know, feeling like we are looking at a reflection of what we see every day. But if we look deeper,        we can see through those mirrors and view a whole new world.”

Location: N of Monroe and 2nd
Walking
Walking

Robert Friedrich
Jackson, MO

“The sculpture is my interpretation using found objects of  one  of  favorite  artist  Alberto  Giacometti and his piece “Walking Man”

Location: ACE Gallery
Bubbletumpy
Bubbletumpy

Doc - Lawrence A. Wiedman, PhD
Huntington, Indiana

“Certainly inspired by many dancers and previous artists, but this is my take on the mix of nature at large and the arts. In case you are wondering, my then 3 yr old grand daughter named it when asked what she would call it. Hand Carved from a walnut log using mallet and gouge technique. If you smiled when you first saw it; I win.”

Location: Court House North

Indoor Sculptures

The sculptures below are inside; many in storefront windows.

Fountain
Fountain

Mike Helbing
Limestone, Tennessee

Location: Cochran 1st
Zach
Zach

Robert Friedrich
Jackson, MO

“The sculpture is inspired by T51-T54 athletes. I incorporated all the mechanics and body into one form. That both the wheels and body are one in the same.”

Location: Cochran 4th
Transitions of Nature
Transitions of Nature

Clark Martinek
Mitchell, South Dakota

“The wind will always blow and the birds will always sing. A hand forged iron sculpture.”

Location: Cochran 5th
The Best Job in the World
The Best Job in the World

Shelby Nower
Decatur, IN

“Some say your job is only good if you like your co-workers. And when your co-workers are a Saint Bernard, a Golden Retriever, a Chow Chow, a Miniature Schnauzer, and a Chihuahua, you may have just found the best job in the world. All the dogs are modeled after my family’s dogs, including my own Saint Bernard: Watson.”

Location: Cochran 6th
The Lady
The Lady

Helen Buescher
Decatur, Indiana

“This Lady is sculpted from a model using high fired stoneware clay.”

Location: Eichorn Jewelry
Tener Duende
Tener Duende

Gregory Mendez
Decatur, Indiana

“A Spanish term for a heightened state of emotion, expression, and authenticity.”

Location: Cochran 2nd
Thinking About 8, ∞ & Happily Beyond!
Thinking About 8, ∞ & Happily Beyond!

Curtis Rose
Decatur, Indiana

“Thinking about 8, & Happily Beyond” has a single ‘edge’ and a single ‘surface’ but there is no place that it looks like it has “3” edges and surfaces, as have all of my previous twelve hundred-plus pieces. I thought I could not get it done, but ‘HERE’ it is!

Location: Cochran 2nd
Blessed Mother
Blessed Mother

Gregory Mendez
Decatur, Indiana

Location: St. Mary's garden on 4th Street

Titanium Sponsors

Adams County Community Foundation
Arts United / Indiana Arts Commission
Porter Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

City of Decatur
Decatur Arts Commission
Fifth Third Bank
Indiana Arts Commission
REV RV Group

Gold Sponsors

3Rivers Federal Credit Union
Adams Public Library System (In Kind
Berne Ready Mix
Complete Printing Service
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
First Bank of Berne
John Brune Digital Video
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