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  • A Busy Year for the Busy Bee

    What a year it has been for artists Christine Baeumler, Amanda Lovlee and Julie Benda, creators of the project Bee Real Bee Everywhere. Last month, with the help Blue Rhino Studios, this team of artists installed the 3rd and final pollinator Sky Rise at the intersection of Como and Hamline Ave.  And, thanks to graphic designer…

  • 2022 Distinguished Public Artists: Soul | Soil | Senses

    Public Art Saint Paul’s Distinguished Public Artists is a FREE annual event in which leaders in the field of public art share their practice, their work, and their vision for the field of public art. Along with Public Art Saint Paul, this event will be hosted by Sanjit Sethi, President of MCAD, and Laura Wertheim…

  • Wakpa

    Photo of Gwen Westerman

    By Gwen Westerman Wakpa. The Dakota word for “river.” But it is more than a word. Wakpa is the source of life. Rivers carry our first medicine, mni, that can nourish and heal us. To be near a river can be soothing, and to hear the sounds of water flowing, sounds of water filling, sounds…

  • Mitákuye Owásiŋ

    Photo of Diane Wilson

    By Diane Wilson Dip a paddle into Ȟaȟáwakpa, the Mississippi River, and feel how effortlessly she guides a canoe downstream. Beneath the boat swim hundreds of named fish, eluding the river otters, ospreys, and humans casting for food. Gaze skyward in spring to see a river of birds following this flyway home. Their long journeys…

  • Dr. King’s Network of Mutuality: The Tie That Binds Us All Together

    Photo of Jonathan Palmer

    By Jonathan Palmer Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny….

  • Public Art is on its way to Wheelock Parkway

    Congratulations to our Wheelock Parkway Artists! Nine artists have been selected to complete public art installations along Wheelock Parkway in Saint Paul, contributing to the larger Grand Round parkway. Some will be working in teams and others are embarking on solo projects, but all artists will refer to the theme of birds and migration as…

  • Our Highland Bridge Artists have been chosen!

    Congratulations to Marlena Myles and Rory Wakemup! Public Art Saint Paul is delighted to announce that St. Paul-based artists Marlena Myles and Rory Wakemup have been selected for the public art project at Highland Bridge following a nation-wide call for artists to apply for this commission opportunity. Among the three finalists, their proposal won the…

  • ARTopia 2022

    It’s ARTopia Time! For the first time since 2019, Public Art Saint Paul is hosting our annual fundraiser, ARTopia 2022, in person! Join us from 6-9 PM on May 5th, 2022 at PAIKKA, the gorgeous and funky event space in Saint Paul. Limited tickets will be available for this event, and guests will be required…

  • Langstroth Kiosk

    New Public Art in Saint Anthony Park In a digital era when most messaging has gone online, a local sculpture artist had a vision to revitalize the time-tested practice of community message boards by re-imagining them as public art space. Public Art Saint Paul recently played a curatorial role in the Langstroth Kiosk project, a…

  • Public Art Consulting Partnerships

    Public Art Saint Paul can provide organizations with public art consulting services for your public art projects. Services range from helping your organization clarify and describe what you hope to achieve through a public art project, to organizing and managing artists’ calls, helping organizations select the best artist or artist team for the project, and…

  • 2021 Distinguished Public Artists + Leaders

    Monument Lab works with artists, students, educators, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on participatory approaches to public engagement and collective memory. Founded by Paul Farber and Ken Lum in 2012, Monument Lab cultivates and facilitates critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments. Paul M. Farber also serves as Senior Research Scholar…

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