According to the festival's communication team, a police report has been filed.
"We are more interested in finding the shoes and returning them to their respective locations for public enjoyment and the contest than prosecuting someone who took them," Tulip Time Executive Director Gwen Auwerda said.
Forty-five artists made over-sized wooden shoes for the festival to be shown in city parks and tulip beds throughout the downtown Holland area this year.
Despite the mishap, the contest is still going on, and you can vote on Facebook by “liking” the original image of your favorite artwork. Each “like” is one vote.
Anyone with information about the stolen shoes is asked to contact the Holland Police Department.