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Super Sidewalk Art

September 7, 2012, 6:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

Super Sidewalk Art
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The sidewalk arts festival starts Saturday in downtown Sioux Falls. And there are some super talented artists already hard at work.

Only a man of steel could break through the hardened concrete of downtown Sioux Falls. But this Superman needs a little help from nationally known artist Mike Dowling of Sioux Falls.

"I had never done this before, so I wanted to give it a try and I had seen some really neat things online that I wanted to try," Dowling said.

As an artist, Dowling has drawn lots of cartoon characters, some you may have seen on national television commercials, but this 12 foot by 24 foot picture is something kids and adults alike should really enjoy.

"Superman, superhero, it's a big thing now in the movie theaters and so I thought I'd do Superman busting out of the concrete and kids can stand on the rock and get their pictures taken," Dowling said.

Some people are already taking pictures as Dowling painstakingly tries to finish his sidewalk masterpiece in the middle of a busy area of downtown.

"It's a walkway for a lot of people, a lot of the time they're not watching where they are going and walk across it," Dowling said.

But that's not his biggest fear.

"Mainly rain, rain and chalk don't mix too well," Dowling said.

But Dowling hopes bad weather holds off, so he can chalk this one up as another one of his super pictures.

"You know an artist is never totally ever happy with what they do. There are lots of things I thought I could do better, but I'm dealing with elements and concrete," Dowling said. "It's sometimes difficult to work on concrete. There's pits and holes and things, but I'm happy with it. It's turning out nice."

Dowling is the featured artists in the sidewalk chalk category. He started working on it Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and thinks he'll have 14 to 16 hours in it by the time it's finished.

You can see his display at 12th Street and Phillips Avenue next to the Federal Courthouse.

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