Time is running out for the artist search by the Augusta Downtown Alliance.  The deadline is slated for March 8th, and the final announcements will be about two weeks later according to a report by centralmaine.com.

If you are wondering what all the hoopla is about.  You may be pleased to learn that downtown Augusta will soon be home to 25 sculptures…all of sturgeons. Yep, that’s right the fish that swim, frolic, and spawn in the mighty Kennebec river will be on display all around downtown Augusta.

These fun and historic sculptures will be made up the road a bit in Belfast.  Right now, the Augusta Downtown Alliance is on the search for artists to submit ideas for painting the sturgeon along with some of their qualifications.  According to the report, there is a $250 stipend to be used for materials.

The Augusta Downtown Alliance plans to have the sculptures on display in downtown Augusta for two years before being auctioned off which will fund other art projects for the Augusta downtown area.

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