Melissa: Hi! Melissa Hoover, Counselor Realty of Bemidji. We are here today to do a Community Spotlight. This is Cal Rice and he is with the Downtown Bemidji Sculpture Walk. He’s a board member and today we’re at the Watermark Art Center surrounded by the “How Much is That Doggy in the Window” sculptures. They’ve all been gathered here for a special event that will be happening soon.

Cal: Next week on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 between 5:00pm and 7:00pm we’re going to have an auction. You can come to Watermark any time before that and see all of the dogs. They’ll be on display here and then the auction is Thursday evening.

It starts at 5:00pm with a social hour and at 6 o’clock we’ll start actually auctioning them off. We’re inviting all of our artists to be here because we would like to interview each of them before their dog is auctioned. They can tell us a little bit about the back story. What they did, why they did it and maybe what they learned in the process.