Local Artist wins National Sculpting Title

Local artist, Steve Lentz from Montello recently won the National Straw sculpting title for 2022. This event is held in Mt. Morris, IL.

Steve sculpted this design called "Sunday Bath" at his home in rural Montello. This is his 6th sculpture that he has done for the event. He also won Artist Choice 1st place. The National Straw Sculpting competition ran from August 12th-27th. The event is held on the Historic Campus in downtown Mt. Morris. Steve spent 3 to 4 weeks working on the sculpture. The city of Mt. Morris closed out the festival Aug 27th with their annual Strawfest celebration.

Lentz extended his appreciation to everyone for all the votes and the support, as well as Borzick's Farm and Joe Miller (F.O.G. band) for the straw.

For more information on the event, check out the official website at www.strawUSA.com.