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UTTC Art Students Host 16th Annual Sidewalk Art Show

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Art Students display their work in Downtown Bismarck.

You won't find their pieces hanging in any shops...

But rather, beneath your feet.

Corina Cappabianca takes a look at some sidewalk art.

Students from United Tribes Technical College make spiders, peacocks, and dragons come alive at their sidewalk chalk art and and art show sale.

"We started way back and used this as to promote the show, but this grew into something that the public started calling a sign of spring," Wayne Pruse Chairman of the Art & Art Marketing Program at United Tribes Technical College.

The event is in its 16th year. Logan Maxin remembers coming to the show as a child.

"I remember as a kid hearing about this guy Wayne Pruse and seeing like the art out here. I never actually thought I'd be like a student out here doing it," says student Logan Maxin.

Pruse says the sidewalk art started as a way to promote the show. He says the event teaches students how to market their art to the public.

"This is sort of like throwing them in the frying pan to get them use to this because this is how it works," says Pruse.

"People were coming by and they ask you questions and ask you what inspired you, you know. Just kind of talk to them about it."

Some of the artwork has a deeper meaning.

"A lot of my projects have like personal meaning. Like personal meaning. Like dragons are for my dad. He told me that if he were to be reincarnated he would want to be a dragon," says student Shacqouia Zahn-Greene.

But, one of the parts the students say they enjoy most about the event is sharing their work with the community.

"I did a spider over there and it's funny because some of the kids will be walking by and they'll be like whoa look at that," says Maxin.

"I think it's amazing that the talent level is so up there on the bar and I'm glad that we have this to offer, especially in Downtown Bismarck," says Bismarck resident Amanda Butcher.

"This is wonderful. It's a sign of spring. It's a beautiful day. Why be couped up in a classroom?" says Pruse.

The public can take a walk through the sidewalk art on 4th ave and Broadway.

Corina Cappabianca. KX News.

An art show and sale of the students' work will be held Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

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