Installation is underway!

Your walk around Moorhead will be inspired by more than green grass and trees beginning this summer.  As the City prepared plans to replace sidewalks as part of the road construction projects going on in Moorhead's major corridors, a contest solicited unique poems and works of art to be imprinted into those same sidewalks.  While the sidewalk and roadway project is a publicly funded project, the art and poetry component was privately funded by individuals and organizations that love Moorhead and/or appreciate public art.

In the spring of 2015, 302 art and poetry submittals were received from residents and students ages 4 to 77.  Over 80 individual stamps have been created to imprint nearly 100 locations being replaced along Center Avenue, Main Avenue and 8th Street South.  These poems and works of art have been selected and approved to be imprinted in sidewalks in Moorhead. 

 Poetry stamp near Rourke - web

Walking Map:

Construction is still underway and we haven't gotten a chance to confirm placement, but here is a tentative map of Art and Poetry locations.



A poetry reading is being planned at the Rourke Art Museum during Greater Moorhead Days.  Stay Tuned!



Thank you to all the generous supporters who made this project possible!

Abby Gold Jenny Rodger
Amanda Brown Jeremy Ellsworth
Amy & David Thorpe Jill Rothschadl
Amy Anderson Jim & Bonnie Haney
Amy Rice Jim Elstrom and Sara Sha
Andrea & Brian Oxton Jim Steen
Anne Blackhurst Julie Holgate
Anonymous (7) Kandace Creel Falcon Liz Kuoppala
Arlette Preston Kary Nelson
Athena & Ted Gracyk Kathy Berry
Barb Urness Kevin Zepper
Bonnie Blondell Kovash Marine
Brad Delzer Lana Suomala
Brad Olson Lezlie Johnson
Brenda & Corey Elmer Lisa Bode
Brian Gramer Lisa Mercil
Cali Anicha Lorilee Bergin
Carol Schlossman Lynn Fundingsland
Carolyn Wintersteen M Koskela
Carrie Wendt Magpie Mosaic
Cassidy Frickanisce Mara Morken
Charley & Mary Johnson Mark & Betsy Vinz
Cristen Voeltz Megan Myrdal
Crystal Sugar Company Michael Brown Jr.
David Hunstad Michael Olsen
DeAnnHopfauf Moorhead Ace Hardware
Del Rae Williams Moorhead Scheels
Denis & Nelson Richardson Paradigm Enterprises, Inc.
Dennis Krull Patricia Wisenden
Emma & Theron Ralf Mehnert-Meland
Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) Rebecca Gardner
FM Area Foundation Rustica Eatery & Tavern
FM Area Foundation (FJ & Janet Beaton Family Fund) S. J. Maier
FM Convention & Visitors Bureau Sara Abrams
Geneva Nemzek Scott & Cindy Hutchins
Geneva Nemzek Shireen Alemadi
Gia Rassier Spencer Kelley
Grassfire Storytellers Stacie Olson
Haugen Masonry Steve & Elaine Gehrtz
Heather Krause Su Legatt
Holly Heitkamp Sue Wiger
J&A Graves Tansy Wells
James Van Raden Teresa Norwig
Jen & Danny Thomas Theatre B
Jennifer Jenness Yvette Underdue Murph
Jenny & Brad Mongeau


If you have questions please feel free to contact or 218.299.5333.


This project is inspired by 'Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk' in St. Paul, Minnesota designed by artist, Marcus Young.