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Walleye Up Statue

Sculptor John Lopez turns scrap metal into some serious art. The famous Walleye Up Statue celebrates the area's western and cowboy history with an intricate design nodding to states favorite fish, Walleye! 

John Lopez has created many pieces of artwork that can be viewed around the whole state.


(605) 845-2500

Park Blvd, Mobridge, SD 57601

Walleye Up Statue
Walleye Up Statue

About the Artist

Sculptor John Lopez was born and raised on a ranch in Western South Dakota. His western and rodeo theme bronzes have been well received by the public and have sold all over the country from California to New York. For the past ten years, John has been working on The City of Presidents project in Rapid City, SD. John Adams, John F. Kennedy and John, Jr., Calvin Coolidge, Teddy Roosevelt and Ulysses S. Grant are a few of the presidents John has placed on the street corners so far. The job security that this steady work provides has opened up the door for John to experiment with the style of his work and allowed him to branch out into other sculptural forms.

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