Sidney Chamber Announces Sunset Festival 2024 Featured Artist For July 13

The Sidney Chamber of Commerce proudly announces Stephanie Ridl and her business, "Urban Legends" as the 2024 Featured Artist for Sidney's Sunset Festival. Sunset Festival is slated for July 13 from 4-9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Sidney.

Ridl is a local Sidney woman with a heart for many hobbies. Her professional job as the City of Sidney Parks Superintendent allows her to utilize her degree in horticulture. She actually creates some of her pieces with salvaged wood from her day job.

"My latest passion lies in welded art as well as creating one-of-a-kind pieces from salvaged wood using my chainsaw, grinder and sanders. I gravitate towards landscape scenes with mountain ranges from around Montana and surrounding areas," Ridl said of her recent projects. She was also recently commissioned to create two custom, "Sidney-inspired" pieces for the remodeled City Hall. Currently, one is on display in the Council Chambers and is regularly admired for its depth and creative use of mixed media forms.

Ridl formally began her artistic business, "Urban Legends", in 2023. "Urban Legends" was founded as a creative outlet to blend old and rustic materials in with new to create one of a kind artwork. The live edge pieces are reclaimed wood sourced from high-risk trees that were removed to eliminate potential hazard or trees that failed due to windthrow.

Metal components have been recycled from a variety of automotive shops and sanitation discoveries. Each piece of artwork has been handcrafted to bring life and beauty back to discarded materials. There's nothing as exciting as a comeback.

Visit "Urban Legends" at the Sunset Festival! Raffle tickets to win a one-of-a-kind piece of "Urban Legends" artwork can be purchased at the Sidney Chamber of Commerce.


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