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

January 21, 2016

Richfield Artist Resident Engagement: Round 2

Forecast's partnership with The Cornerstone Group continues in Richfield

Forecast is excited to embark on a second round of artistic work and collaboration that will connect various communities in the City of Richfield with the energies and talents of artists who will be enhancing and activating specific public spaces in Richfield. RARE, or the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement Project, is a collaboration between Forecast Public … Read More

Forecast | Consulting, Forecast

January 20, 2016

Behind the Outlet 1

Public Art Installation at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport

There’s much more to the power system than meets the eye. “Behind the Outlet,” an interactive installation by artist Arlene Birt with technical lead Kenneth Birt, highlights the story behind the everyday power outlet: showing how the amount of energy that needs to be produced is directly connected to our individual consumption habits. A series of LED-backlit steel cutouts … Read More

Forecast | Consulting

December 16, 2015

Revisiting Gordon Parks High School

Public Art in the Schools update

In 2013, Forecast collaborated with educators at Gordon Parks High School (GPHS) to integrate public art into curriculum. You can read about how  Forecast, teaching artist Peyton Scott Russell, and educators Ted Johnson  and Tom Davies worked with students to amplify student voices into the  neighborhood and community conversations about public space in our Case … Read More

Forecast | Consulting, Education

October 20, 2015

Richfield Artist Resident Engagement (RARE) Update

Notes from artist Witt Siasoco about his RARE project

Last summer was the first time that I worked with the Cornerstone Group in Richfield. Cornerstone was familiar with some of the community art projects that I had created previously, so they asked me to make something for a 150 foot wall on the backside of Lakewinds Food Co-op. The project that I created placed … Read More

Witt Siasoco | Consulting, Forecast

August 19, 2015

The 8030 Project

Mara Pelecis' veterans suicide awareness project exhibit at Hennepin County Government Center

It’s estimated that every day 22 U.S. Veterans and soldiers die by suicide — more than 8,000 individuals each year. To provide a tangible depiction of this number, and to help illustrate what that number truly means, Mara Pelecis founded The 8030 Project, a participatory public art project intended to raise awareness of these tragic deaths. With … Read More

Forecast | Consulting

July 21, 2015

Duluth Public Art and Culture Plan

Take our survey and share your input about Duluth’s creative future!

The Duluth Public Arts Commission (DPAC) has hired Forecast Public Art and Creative Community Builders to facilitate the arts and culture planning process for the city, which includes conducting a survey looking at the quality of Duluth’s arts and cultural life. An arts and culture master plan will allow us to: Take stock of Duluth’s … Read More

Forecast | Consulting

July 1, 2015

“Making it Public” Public Art Conference

Forecast leads conference for Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

On June 24 and 25, 2015, Forecast led a Public Art Conference in Southwest Minnesota. For two days, artists, administrators, city officials, planners, organizers, and community members joined together at the Prairie’s Edge Casino and Resort outside Granite Falls for an immersive introduction to public art processes and projects. The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council connected with … Read More

Forecast | Consulting

June 16, 2015

Emily Johnson’s Richfield STARGAZING Project

Artist residency as part of RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement

Artist Emily Johnson and her company Catalyst are using Richfield’s nature preserves as a setting for community meals, storytelling, and dance to engage elders and families as part of the RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement project. Recently, Julia Bither, who works with Emily Johnson, collected ideas from Richfield residents about their desires for Richfield on quilt … Read More

Julia Bither | Consulting, Forecast

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