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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 218.299.5333.
This project is inspired by 'Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk' in St. Paul, Minnesota designed by artist, Marcus Young.