Project Updates

Celebrating Community Project Dedicates Installment of Bronze Sculptures

Celebrating Community Project Dedicates Installment of Bronze Sculptures Sioux City, Iowa  – Celebrating Community Project dedicates five bronze sculptures honoring the courage, sacrifice and selflessness of ordinary Siouxlanders Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The dedication ceremony takes place at 4 p.m. at the MLK Transportation Center in Sioux City, Iowa. This event is free and open to the public. A short program, including special music, highlights the extraordinary contributions of each honoree. The honorees include: Native/Indigenous Americans: Susan LaFlesche Picotte, M.D.; […]

Four honored for their advocacy at Sioux City ceremony

Sioux City Journal | 10/06/16by: IAN RICHARDSONPhoto by: Jim Lee, Sioux City Journal SIOUX CITY | Four new sculptures have been added to a collection honoring some of Siouxland’s most dedicated lifelong community advocates. Community members packed the first floor of the Martin Luther King Transportation Center Thursday afternoon for the dedication of phase two of the Celebrating Community Project, which is recognizing 13 Siouxlanders advocates who have dedicated their time advocating for the marginalized in Siouxland. Honorees recognized […]

Sioux City gathers to celebrate community civil-rights leaders

Sioux City Journal | 10/02/15by: Mike BellPhoto by: Jim Lee, Sioux City Journal SIOUX CITY | The atmosphere was both solemn and jubilant Thursday outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Transportation Center as community members dedicated the first five sculptures in a project honoring those who have helped the marginalized. Four of the artworks, part of the Celebrating Community Project, are busts representing local people who have made notable contributions to creating a better society. They are Beulah Webb, […]

Project Update – 6/30/15

The arc was installed in front of the MLK Transportation Center downtown on Thursday and Friday, June 25 & 26th.  The installers will be finishing up some things related to that on site this week as well. The Celebrating Community Project members have decided to install the arc and the first 4 busts by October 1st, which is when a dedication is tentatively scheduled.  The initial plan was to raise enough money to install the arc and all 13 busts […]

Project Update – 1/4/2015

The Celebrating Community Project continues moving forward as we work toward project completion in Fall, 2015. All thirteen honorees have been selected by the committees representing each group. The artist, Mark Avery, continues making progress on the clay models, which then go to the foundry for mold-making, bronze pouring, chasing, etc. Progress has also been made with fabrication of the large abstract steel sculpture, which may be installed on site Spring, 2015. Our fundraising continues to develop and we now […]

Project Update – 4/21/14

The Celebrating Community Project continues its enthusiastic progress with the help of the City of Sioux City, a great Steering Committee, and many other committed volunteers, advocates, and supporters. Thanks to all of you! We are launching our website ( this week along with an advertising campaign to increase awareness. You will be seeing our billboard, hearing our radio ads, reading our newspaper articles and watching our television coverage soon! Eleven of the thirteen committees have chosen honorees. Thank you […]