Forecast Public Art | Events

Forecast events encourage open dialogue, collaboration, and community engagement around topics related to public art.

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Our regular events include:

  • OpenSpace/OpenBar: This quarterly event is open to anyone in the community to participate in conversations in response to key questions facing the field of public art. At each event we explore a new question and invite participants to expand our thinking. We welcome artists, administrators, architects, city planners, landscape architects, developers, city officials, and anyone interested in exploring questions surrounding public art.
  • Public Art Scrambler: At this quarterly event for public artists and professionals, we explore important questions and ideas that come up in the field. This is a chance to discuss issues in depth, and learn from and connect with a community of experts. Join the Public Art Scrambler Facebook page to join the conversation and sign up for the Scrambler e-mail list to receive notices about upcoming Scramblers.
  • Workshops: We offer workshops for both artists and communities. Our workshops can be customized based on your needs.

June 1, 2016


April event explores the complicated nature of a shared vocabulary

On April 28th, Forecast hosted an OpenSpace/OpenBar based on an article written by Bill Cleveland for the Public Art Review. In the article, Cleveland raises questions about the blurry, and often misunderstood, vocabulary we use to describe the complex creative efforts underway in communities around the country. The article encouraged Forecast staff to design a … Read More

Joann Makela | Community, Events

March 21, 2016

Public Art Scrambler: David Loewenstein

Dudley Voight reflects on an artist talk

On March 1, 2015, artist, activist and organizer David Loewenstein spoke at the Public Art Scrambler. The Public Art Scrambler invites self-defined public art professionals to learn and connect with peers at quarterly meetings in the Twin Cities. The events are focused on issues and ideas related to public art creation, process and ideation — … Read More

Dudley Voight | Events

February 20, 2016

February Public Art Scrambler Recap

Stadiums, Ballparks and the Arts - An Insider Perspective

February 17, 2015 – This month’s Public Art Scrambler featured presentations by Cheryl Wilgren Clyne – Art Director for the Saint Paul Saints, Tanya Dreesen – Minnesota Viking’s VP of Partnership Activation & Special Projects, and Greg Nielsen, a member of the newly formed Community Advisory Committee for the Midway soccer stadium and master site plan … Read More

Public Art Review | Community, Events, Forecast

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

Public Art Review | Community, Events, Forecast

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

Katie Jones Schmitt | Events, Forecast