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February 17, 2016

Stargazing in Richfield, MN (Video)

An update on the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement Project (RARE)

Public art connects people, personalizes public space, and activates civic dialogue. While the contemporary boundaries of public art are always expanding—with artists constantly redefining what it actually is and can be – the significance of art in the public sphere remains the same. It is a standard element in healthy societies, and the engineers of … Read More

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November 19, 2015

Artist Talk: Manav Gupta

Weaving spirituality and environmentalism in public art

On November 11, 2015, Internationally acclaimed public artist, Manav Gupta, spoke to his career as an international artist, specifically his work “Excavations in Hymns of Clay” that has been described as a “suite of environmental art installations where the artist deploys the quintessentially Indian potter’s produce of clay objects such as the earthen lamps (“diyas”), local cigar (“chilam”), … Read More

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November 18, 2015

Land Art Generator Initiative

Where public art and energy generation combine

On November 9th, the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) landed at Forecast Public Art. This exciting program, which seeks to combine energy traditions of yesteryear and creative clean energy ideas of today, inspired the room of approximately 30 artists, city staffers, designers, and engineers to think about how collaborations of artists, engineers, and architects can bring cleaner, more … Read More

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October 7, 2015

Public Art Scrambler: Field Trip!

Conservation and maintenance out in the field

Public art conservation and maintenance are critical and often overlooked elements of the public art process. On September 29, 2015, the Public Art Scrambler met for its first ever Public Art Field Trip. We’d always dreamed of taking a bus tour around the cities to learn about art with our fellow arts enthusiasts and the Conservation Tour … Read More

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October 5, 2015

Two Public Art Film Screenings!

NowYouSeeMe! and MN Public Art On Screen showcase public art films on Oct. 13 and 17

On Oct. 13 and Oct. 17, 2015, join Forecast Public Art for two screenings of films featuring public art from Minnesota and around the world. NowYouSeeMe! Oct. 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Main Theatre More information and tickets The Film Society of Minneapolis St Paul, in partnership with Forecast Public Art, IFP Minnesota, Artists … Read More

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July 16, 2015

OpenSpace/OpenBar

June 30 event explores Protest, Controversy, and Discord in the field of public art

Public art exists at the intersection of many different perspectives, voices, and histories. It holds the potential to bring people together, fostering a sense of community, establishing physical gathering spaces, or serving as an iconic image for a place. But the public nature of public art also places it in the midst of current debates … Read More

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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 1, 2015

OpenSpace/OpenBar

What does it mean to be inclusive in the field of public art?

Over the past 6 months, the idea of inclusivity has been cropping up in a lot of conversations around Forecast—at our Public Art Scrambler, in meetings with grantees, and in our own work. It strikes at the heart of what inspires many people to work in the field—breaking down barriers to arts access, incorporating participation … Read More

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March 30, 2015

Summer Arts Discovery Exhibition Opportunity

Call for Artworks

Forecast Public Art is assisting Minnesota Landmarks in St. Paul, Minnesota to exhibit a variety of original artworks inside Landmark Center during the summer of 2015 as part of its Summer Arts Discovery Program. Founded in 1970, Minnesota Landmarks Inc. was established to preserve and maintain Landmark Center as one of downtown Saint Paul’s most historically significant buildings. Minnesota … Read More

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February 12, 2015

Making It Public Workshop Series 1

Registration begins in March for the second year of this series

Forecast Public Art is excited to announce the second year of Making It Public, a five-part workshop series to help artists explore how to bring their work to the public. This workshop is for artists new to working in public art. The five-part workshop series focuses on the fundamentals of creating public art. Additionally, workshop participants … Read More

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February 3, 2015

Gordon Parks Memorial Event at Landmark Center

Event connected the community with Parks' family and Mayor Coleman about the Gordon Parks memorial project

Saint Paul, MN – On Tuesday, January 27, nearly 100 people congregated inside Saint Paul’s Landmark Center to celebrate and connect around the vision for a memorial honoring Gordon Parks, the renowned activist, photographer, composer, filmmaker, and author. Three Parks family members, alongside Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, spoke about the lasting impact and legacy of … Read More

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January 21, 2015

Public Art Scrambler: Artist Selection, January 2015

What, Why, Who, and How?

Minneapolis – An important component of getting public art created occurs at the front end – drafting an Artist Call, spreading the word about an opportunity, and managing a selection panel. Each step in the process presents opportunities, challenges, and questions. How can we develop a process that values the community the art will serve? … Read More

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