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  • Mel Chin: Revival Field Revisited

    In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, Public Art Saint Paul is bringing the inspiring Mel Chin back to Saint Paul for a rare visit. His visit will inaugurate a new annual visiting artist series. Mel Chin is one of today’s most respected conceptual visual artists, whose works require multi-disciplinary, collaborative teamwork to conjoin cross-cultural aesthetics…

  • Mel Chin & More

    Join us for a discussion with the inspiring Mel Chin, a free birthday party in Mounds Park and more.

  • Public Art 30.0

    To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’ll be sharing 30 facts about Public Art Saint Paul throughout the year, 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…

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