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  • Give to the Max

    Celebrate 30 years of public art in Saint Paul by contributing to PASP on November 16.

  • Mel Chin Returns to Saint Paul

    The distinguished and inspiring Mel Chin returned to St. Paul in October to kick off Public Art Saint Paul’s new annual visiting artist series. Chin returned to the site of his groundbreaking Revival Field, a designed landscape created at the Pig’s Eye Landing Superfund site in St. Paul in the early 1990s. Working with Walker Art Center, City…

  • Public Art 30.0

    We’re celebrating our 30th anniversary with 30 facts about Public Art Saint Paul—some serious, some not, some downright fun. Check back often.

  • From the Executive Director

    Colleen Sheehy shares plans for PASP’s 30th anniversary, from public art birthday parties throughout the City to a special event with the internationally renowned Mel Chin.

  • Groundwork for the Future

    Many Public Art Saint Paul programs take long lead times before a place, artwork, or event materializes in public. Making “slow art” requires patient building of relationships, teams, knowledge, designs, and support to realize an idea and make it part of city life. We are happy to share these backstories on three exciting projects now…

  • Profile of Sieng Lee, Artist Intern

    I met up with Public Art Saint Paul Intern Sieng Lee at Hmongtown Marketplace to talk about what he’s been working on. Located at the intersection of Marion Street and Como Avenue in Frogtown, the market is a central hub for two of Sieng’s projects and for the Twin Cities Hmong community. Owned by Toua…

  • Public Art for Bees and People

    Going back nearly 3,000 years, humans have intimately engaged with a well-known pollinator, Apis mellifera. Urban beekeepers in ancient Greece, Israel, and China originally kept them to harvest their sweet honey, using clay hives, straw skeps, and wooden boxes as homes for their precious friends. Today, while urban beekeeping is in resurgence, I imagine our…

  • Aaron Dysart as new City Artist

    5 QUESTIONS WITH OUR NEW CITY ARTIST, AARON DYSART We are thrilled to announce Aaron Dysart as our new City Artist! He brings 14 years of experience in visual art focused on environmental preservation, civic engagement, and exposing and simplifying hidden infrastructure and systems. His years-long connection with Public Art Saint Paul dates back to…

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