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.

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


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


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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