The Friends of Downtown Northfield and Northfield Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) are pleased to announce the upcoming projects for this year’s Artists on Main Street installations. The projects were selected through the ACC’s Public Art Review Committee process, comprised of volunteer community members.
The committee received 19 strong proposals and, after careful review, selected the following eight projects to receive a total funding amount of $32,000. “Placemaking is all about how art can build strong communities by creating spaces where people linger and connect with each other,” said Library Director Natalie Draper. “We are excited to see how the selected artists will apply their talents to activate spaces downtown throughout the summer and into the fall.”
The selected projects, which include performances, sculpture, participatory art experiences and murals, are “Storm Drain Art: Remembering the Cannon” by Rocky Casillas Aguirre and Mike Provancha, “Random Acts of Art” by Shona Brooks, “The Catrina Chalchiuhtlicue” by Gustavo Boada, “Lady Cannon” by Maya Kenney and Raquel Santamaria, “Poets at the Depot”, submitted by Becky Boling and D.E. Green, “Creatures and Features of the Cannon” by Kathy Ness and Kate Woodstrup, “Your Mind is a Magic Wand” by Michael J. Sweere, and “River Light” by Andrew Wykes.
The artists will begin their work during this summer and fall. Visit our website to learn more about the selected artists and their projects. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and residents of the City of Northfield through the Percent for the Arts Initiative.