Forecast Blog

May 20, 2015

Public Art Scrambler: Work in Progress

Exploring on-going projects across the field of public art

The field of public art is a constantly evolving terrain of new projects, challenges, and creative problem solving. On May 12, attendees of Forecast’s Public Art Scrambler were treated to a snapshot of work currently underway across the Twin Cities metro area. Work in Progress Inspired by the format of PechaKucha, at this month’s Scrambler, … Read More

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May 18, 2015

SPECTRUM Street Art Festival in New Zealand

Multi-venue exhibit explores global street art

Christchurch, N.Z. – SPECTRUM Street Art Festival, a partnership with the YMCA directed by George Shaw, began February 14 and runs through May 10. The latest in a series of Oi YOU! festivals, Spectrum includes local and international artists, and boasts the largest Banksy collection in the southern hemisphere. Installed in several rooms at the YMCA, the … Read More

Public Art Review | News, Public Art Review

May 11, 2015

“Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads”

Artist: Ai Weiwei

Since 2010, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei‘s first major public sculpture project, Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, has been touring internationally. Ai produced two sets of the sculptures, the Bronze and Gold series, and they have toured separately. The Bronze series are on view at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from May 9 … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

May 6, 2015

New London: Training the Trainer

Forecast created a hands-on workshop series to train community members to lead a new public art program

In July 2014, the City of New London was the recipient of an ArtPlace America grant to create community-engaged arts projects in and around the Middle Fork of the Crow River as it sidles up to Main Street—what is now called the Riverspace Project. The Riverspace Project focuses on engaging the community, connecting to business … Read More

Forecast | Consulting, Forecast

May 5, 2015

EcoArts Fest Celebrates Creativity, Culture, and Conservation

ArtStart's annual festival connects people to the environment through art on May 16

ArtStart’s EcoArts Fest, now in its eighth year, is a one-day outdoor arts, environmental, and cultural celebration at Harriet Island in St. Paul. This free, family-friendly, zero waste event engages children and adults with activities to learn about environmental issues through art making. This year’s environmental focus is on the Mississippi River as a flyway to the … Read More

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April 29, 2015


Artist: Gunter Demnig

Called the “largest decentralized monument in the world,” Cologne-based artist Gunter Demnig’s project Stolpersteine was started in 1996 and continues to grow. Stolpersteine, meaning “stumbling stone or blocks,” are brass plaques embedded in the pavement in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Each inscription reads “HERE LIVED…” and includes the victim’s name, referring to the … Read More

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