Forecast Blog

January 31, 2018

Sky Stage

Heather Clark

FREDERICK, Md. – A 2010 fire damaged—and ignited a new purpose in—a pre–Revolutionary War building in Frederick, Maryland’s downtown historic district. After the fire, the structure, a factory turned warehouse, sat vacant for six years. It still lacks a roof, doors, and windows—but it’s been turned into a temporary performance space for free public events. … Read More

January 24, 2018

Destination: Transformation

Leaders in public art and creative placemaking on how their disciplines will help shape—and even transform—our future

WHAT IS THE TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL of public art and public artists for our future?  That’s the broad question Public Art Review posed to public art administrators, directors, artists, critics, curators, academics, and researchers before they met up in Honolulu for The Future History of Public Art, the 17th symposium organized by the Western States Arts … Read More

January 17, 2018

Celebrating 40 years of impact

Since 1978, Forecast has been a force in the fields of public art and placemaking.

Forecast is celebrating 40 years of impacting communities through public art and placemaking!    What an incredible 40 years it has been! Since 1978, Forecast has grown to be respected internationally as a leader in our field, published 57 issues of our award-winning magazine Public Art Review, provided grant funding to over 300 artists, supported hundreds … Read More

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January 16, 2018

Consulting success: “Big Water” by Foster Willey

With assistance from Forecast, the City of Wayzata installs its first commissioned artwork

WAYZATA, Minn. – Installation is complete on Forecast’s latest consulting project! Foster Willey’s sculpture, Big Water, acts as a gateway to the city of Wayzata, Minnesota, and celebration of Lake Minnetonka. Inspired by the natural local landscape, the curvilinear eight-foot stainless steel sculpture was carefully scaled and sited. Willey worked with an industrial fabricator and … Read More

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January 11, 2018

A Placemaking Glossary

Here are some terms you need to know now

ARTWASHING: A term for what observers see as the past and present role of public art and creative placemaking in priming markets for the benefit of developers and outside investors, raising price points and enriching municipalities, but displacing incumbent residents, often communities of color. ArtsFuse Boston says that the process often “exacerbates class differences, encourages … Read More

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January 2, 2018

Forecast in Hawai’i

Forecast took our expertise to Honolulu, holding a symposium with WESTAF, hosting a workshop, and managing an artist residency for Thiago Mundano

Forecast had an amazing experience in Honolulu! From November 5-12, 2017, executive director Theresa Sweetland, along with founder and director of consulting and creative services Jack Becker and creative services manager Jen Krava were on the ground participating in three major events: a symposium, a workshop, and an artist residency. Along the way, they met … Read More