Fiberglass cherries decorated by local artists popped up along downtown Sturgeon Bay streets last week as part of the 20th annual Street Art Project. The 25 total projects will be auctioned off virtually this year, with people able to make their bids all summer. All cherries will be on display until Sept. 19.
The link to the online auction went live June 15, along with a walking map that lists the businesses and cherries. This year’s project – the first for cherries – celebrates 20 years of Sturgeon Bay public-art displays. Local businesses sponsor the cherries, and local artists decorate them. Half of the proceeds go to Destination Sturgeon Bay, and half go to the artist.
“For a great number of tourists and locals alike, it becomes a quest to see and photograph our street art each year,” said Carly Sarkis of Destination Sturgeon Bay.