Clean-up and restoration will soon be getting underway on the defaced pieces of art at the Porter Sculpture Park just west of Sioux Falls on I-90 near Montrose.

Several pieces of artwork were stolen and defaced in the popular sculpture park recently. In an effort to help facilitate the safe return of the pieces stolen, a $1,000 reward is now being offered by the park's owner, Wayne Porter.

According to Dakota News Now, the Porter Sculptures Facebook page also states that a resident with a power washer business has agreed to volunteer to clean up all the graffiti that was sprayed on some of the remaining sculpture pieces.

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The family of a Good Samaritan with the power washing business has agreed to donate their time and resources starting this weekend to clean up and touch up the paint that needs it on various pieces of artwork found within the park.

Dakota New Now reports that in addition to pieces of art being stolen, several sculptures were defaced by vandals like the park's Monk sculptures, along with a sculpture that depicted Wayne Porter's brother riding a toy horse.

Porter would desperately like to see the head's on the Guardian's sculptures returned. Vandals cut off and stole the heads of four different pieces of artwork found inside the park.

The social media post made by Porter mentions how he personally believes that most people in the world are good, and he is hoping the $1,000 cash reward will help lead to the safe return of the stolen sculpture pieces.

So far, several people have left comments of support and encouragement for Porter on social media.

Source: Dakota News Now


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