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Celebrate new public artworks
Celebrate new public artworks

Join us

Join us in celebrating the new public artworks for the City of Minneapolis Public Service Building. The event will feature:

  • The artists
  • Self-guided tours
  • Music
  • Refreshments

The artists

  • Tristan Al-Haddad
  • James Brenner
  • CRICE
  • Christopher Harrison
  • Lucito
  • Futures North
  • Aaron Marx
  • Marlena Myles
  • Kao Lee Thao
  • Alexander Tylevich
  • Angela Two Stars
  • Rory Wakemup

Event details

Location

City of Minneapolis Public Service Building, 505 Fourth Ave. S., Conference Center

Date

Friday, December 10, from 4 – 7 p.m.
Remarks begin on the Grand Staircase, level one, at 4:30 p.m.

Masks required

In keeping with City of Minneapolis emergency regulations, masks are required for this event.

Downtown Hennepin Public Art

Public Listening Session

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Time: 11 a.m. – 12 noon

This is a virtual listening session. Email Denetrick Powers for a link to attend.

 

Aerial of downtown Minneapolis with markers for the possible public art locations

Possible Public Art Locations

 

The City of Minneapolis is reconstructing and redesigning Hennepin Avenue between Washington Avenue and 12th Street. Hennepin Avenue is one of the city’s most celebrated cultural corridors attracting than 50,000 trips per day.

By prioritizing Indigenous history and the relationship between Hennepin Avenue and social justice movements, this public art project will result in a piece of art that:

  • Encourages residents and visitors to engage
  • Encourages residents and visitors to share their experience(s)
  • Expresses greater appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Downtown Hennepin Avenue public art project will focus on highlighting Native history, and the influence of Native agricultural practices in medicine and healing. Public artist, Rory Wakemup, will demonstrate how within medicine and healing practices there are opportunities for unity between different cultures, just as the Natives demonstrated before being colonized by Europeans. With this project, the artist hopes to show how we can overcome the destruction and division of different cultures brought on by colonizers, through a shared understanding of the different relationships’ communities have with agriculture, medicine, and healing practices.

Join us to learn about the project and give feedback on the preliminary public art locations and help us understand your culture & communities relationship with medicine and healing.

Proide feedback by completing the public survey by December 19, 2021.

Contact us

Denetrick Powers

Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

Address

Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Mary Altman

Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)

Phone

612-673-3006

Address

Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Public Arts Administration

Community Planning & Economic Development

Phone

612-673-3006

Address

Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415