Luverne hosts Art Rocks festival
Juried fine arts festival features live music, book walk, sidewalk chalk art and more
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Artists, vendors and visitors flocked to the south lawn of the Rock County Courthouse Square Saturday for the seventh annual Art Rocks juried fine arts festival.

The event featured fine art displays, vendors, an artists’ rummage sale, food, a first-ever book walk, sidewalk chalk art and more.

The day started out overcast and blustery, but sunshine ultimately prevailed for an event that many said they enjoyed attending.

Following are some results as released by the Luverne Area Chamber Saturday afternoon.

Best of Show: Jerry Fogg, “Native Soul,” Sioux Falls.

Best 2D: John Vernon Nelson, “ John Vernon Creations,” Sioux Falls. 

Best 3D: Tim Jorgenson, “SplitRock Furniture,” Brandon.

Merit Awards: Kathy Deuschle, “Deuschle Studio,” Luverne; Jean Martin, “Fedji Lake Creations,” Madelia; Chris Nowatzki, “Elements Studio,” Luverne; Mary Petersen, “Mary Sobolik Petersen.” Luverne.

Kids Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest winners:

Grades 7 through 12: Andrew Prekker – First Place – Luverne; Alizabeth Prekker – Second Place – Luverne. 

Grades 4 through 6: Katlin Petronek – First Place – Luverne; Cheyenne Schutz – Second Place – Luverne. 

Grades K through 3: Jacob Barney – First Place – Sioux Falls; Carly Olson – Second Place – Hardwick.


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