In 2010 the Marshall Mural Project began a journey down the center of Marshall, MN. A committee of local businesses, visual artists, musicians, historians, community organizations and leaders, including the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council and the City of Marshall developed a vision that would provide access to arts experiences to all members of the community, increase … Read More
Rhode Island (2011) – The recent unveiling of Maya Lin’s design The Meeting Room—a park redesign intended to improve and reenergize Queen Anne Square in the center of Newport, Rhode Island—reveals the challenges involved in placing public art in Rhode Island. This state prides itself on being home to more historic structures per capita than … Read More
Folkestone, U.K. (2014) – German artist Michael Sailstorfer tackles our thirst for fortune, adventure, and play in his recent work Follkstone Digs, part of the third edition of the Folkstone Triennial in the southeast coast of England. The project began with a press announcement declaring that $17,000 worth of gold bars are buried in the … Read More
(Vancouver, B.C.) – The 3rd Vancouver Biennale is currently underway in Canada. This celebration of public art will continue to unveil exciting new works throughout its two-year duration. The theme is “Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver” and features a wide variety of work by local, international, emerging and well-known artists. With the exhibition spread throughout … Read More
Forecast recently worked with Hennepin County Library to plan public art for the new Excelsior Library. The new library features a refreshed collection, community gathering spaces and new mural, “Gathering Together,” by artist Greg Preslicka. Join the community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Excelsior Library on Sept. 13 at 9 am. Learn more about Forecast’s consulting program.
On August 28th, filmmaker Miranda July unveiled a new way to communicate: Somebody—a free app available from iTunes. This public art project creates face-to-face connections for strangers via their smartphones. When you send your friend a message through Somebody, it goes not to your friend, but to the Somebody user nearest your friend. This person (likely a stranger) … Read More