Consulting

August 16, 2017

HOTTEA Installs “Hot Lunch” at Mall of America

Forecast worked with HOTTEA and Mall of America to facilitate his largest yarn installation to date.

Internationally recognized installation artist Eric Rieger, also known as HOTTEA, completed his largest and most challenging yarn installation to date at Mall of America. Forecast was thrilled to work with HOTTEA and Mall of America to facilitate the piece, titled “Hot Lunch.”   “Hot Lunch” is comprised of 13,000 strands of yarn 60 feet in … Read More

Forecast | Consulting, Forecast

August 3, 2017

Call for Artists and Designers

In MN’s Arrowhead Region!

Forecast Public Art is pleased to be partnering with St. Louis County Minnesota to incorporate public art into their planned Government Services Center in the lovely city of Virginia. We’re excited to announce that five different opportunities are now available to artists and designers residing in the Arrowhead Region. The opportunities include: Design for a … Read More

Public Art Review | Consulting, Forecast

November 21, 2016

Celebrating Somali Culture

A collaboration between Forecast, the Somali Museum and Hennepin County

Forecast has collaborated with the Multicultural Arts Committee, a program of Hennepin County for more than ten years, bridging the ideas, questions and issues of the committee and the county they represent to art and artists in the region. Click here for Somali translation. The year’s exhibition – “The Somali Museum of Minnesota: Treasures of … Read More

Public Art Review | Consulting, Forecast

November 16, 2016

From the Studio to the Streets

Artist Sarah Abiya reflects on Forecast career development workshops

In early September twenty newly-minted members of Forecast’s Making it Public workshop series convened in a conference room in St. Paul’s Lowertown Arts District. Passersby may have wondered what this hodge-podge group might have in common; visually, not much. We were diverse in terms of age and race and creed, and though we were all … Read More

Sarah Abiya | Consulting

November 3, 2016

End of Summer Arts Jam

Richfield Artist Residency ends the year with a splash

On September 21 Shá Cage and E.G. Bailey hosted a beat-heavy, creation-inducing evening of local art, music, poetry and dance for the final event of their Richfield Artist Residency (RARE) funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board. This art-infused party in north central Richfield topped off Shá and E.G.’s RARE collaboration with Forecast Public Art … Read More

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October 10, 2016

It Takes a Village…Large-Scale Mosaic Making in Community

Greta McLain reflects on her artist residency in Richfield, Minnesota

Artist Greta McLain reflects on her artist residency as part of the RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement initiative, a joint initiative of Forecast Public Art and the Cornerstone Group, a real estate development group. Working with The Cornerstone Group on a new development in Richfield, McLain spent the summer with community members designing and creating a large-scale mosaic installation for the … Read More

Forecast | Consulting, Forecast

October 10, 2016

RARE Artist Interview: Witt Siasoco

IFP Minnesota interviews public artist about his work with the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement initiative

The Richfield Artist Resident Engagement (RARE) initiative piloted in 2015 with established public art practitioners Witt Siasoco and Emily Johnson. The artists designed and delivered a range of artistic engagements to develop deeper relationships with people in the community, and to further the conversation about how arts can play a role in the every day lives of Richfield residents. … Read More

Forecast | Consulting, Forecast

October 5, 2016

Youth, Elders, Families, and the Power of Art

Richfield Artist Resident Engagement (RARE) Artist Sha Cage writes about Phase 1 of the 2016 residency

Phase I (January-May) with the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement (RARE) project this year brought me and partner E.G. Bailey into some welcoming, questioning, and pretty amazing spaces where were were able to talk about and share art. We had a particularly  transformative experience with the Flex Academy students (youth) for several visits where we workshopped around the power … Read More

Sha Cage | Consulting

August 18, 2016

Memories and Art in the Making: Celebrating Community in Unlikely Spaces

Graciela Nira reflects on the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement summer kick-off event

Forecast Intern Graciela Nira discusses her experience with the RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement initiative.  Standing in the Artful Nook on June 9 waiting for community members to show up, my cluttered mind worried about whether we had gotten enough food for all the attendees, where I could wash the dishes, and other matters related to hosting. I was … Read More

Graciela Nira | Consulting

August 17, 2016

Landmark Soundbeam

Artist Philip Blackburn to debut multi-media public artwork in St. Paul's Landmark Center

Philip Blackburn will debut Landmark Soundbeam, a new multi-media public artwork in the Landmark Center in Saint Paul on August 30. This is the second year that Minnesota Landmarks, the non-profit entity that manages, maintains and programs the historic Landmark Center, has worked with Forecast Public Art to commission a permanent piece of public art. Last … Read More

Forecast Public Art | Consulting

June 26, 2016

Mural Making in Richfield, MN 1

Greta McLain reports on her artist residency

Artist Greta McLain discusses her artist residency as part of the RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement initiative. Working with The Cornerstone Group on a new development in Richfield, McLain will work with community members to design and create a large-scale mosaic installation on the amphitheater planned for the Lyndale Garden Center.  We’ve taken over, opened up this former office space/strip mall, … Read More

Greta McLain | Consulting

May 10, 2016

Richfield Artist Resident Engagement: Year 1 Report

Looking back on a year of artist/developer collaboration

As a 38 year old non-profit public arts organization, Forecast Public Art’s definitions of public art are always changing – with artists in the lead redefining the ways we experience and understand art in the public realm. Every year, every day, every moment, artists are exploring their connections to and redefining traditional relationships with communities, … Read More

Forecast | Consulting