https://youtu.be/1GJJg8JeK1IMoorhead has many wonderful arts and cultural amenities for residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy. Here are a few public art projects available for all to experience:
Bench and Box Art
|In collaboration with Moorhead High School teacher Grady Carlson, 15 students submitted original works of art for consideration to be placed on seven downtown benches and a utility box near Moorhead High School.|
Moorhead Proud Art
Florence Klingensmith mural
The artist team of Cory Gillerstein and Jared Froeber will paint a mural of Florence Klingensmith, a Moorhead native, who was an aviation pioneer in the 1920s. She was recently a subject of a best selling book “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History.” Her little known story will now be honored as part of Moorhead’s history. Ace Hardware on Main Avenue has enthusiastically offered to display the mural on the west side of the store.
Storm Drain Community Art project
River Keepers proposed a community art project with a strong public education focus on prevention of stormwater pollution. The project will bring together local artists and selected neighborhood block clubs to design and implement public art around storm drains. The project is intended to leave a lasting impression on the neighborhoods to monitor and protect our water system from storm drain pollution.
I-94 Tower Art
|Moorhead Public Service and the City of Moorhead, in partnership with the Churchill group, conducted extensive community engagement to develop a work of art for the I-94 water tower anticipated to be rehabilitated in 2021. The art captures the Red River of the North, parallel River Corridor Trail and seasonal trees including Concordia's Crazy Tree.|
Southside Tower Art
|Moorhead Public Service and the City of Moorhead collaborated with southside neighborhood representatives to develop a work of art for the Southside water tower anticipated to be completed in 2021. In coordination with Carrie Lee Kinslow, artists Stephen Dorset and Jack Lunde created the design that is unique to the neighborhood and includes the Bluestem Amphitheater, Concordia's crazy tree and recreational elements.|
Woodlawn Tower Art
||Moorhead Public Service and the City of Moorhead collaborated with the Woodlawn neighborhood to develop a work of art for the Woodlawn water tower, which was rehabilitated in 2018. With coordination with Su Legatt, artists Stephen Dorset and Jack Lunde created the design that is unique to the neighborhood including the Main Avenue bridge, river, Stave Church, log cabin and recreational elements.|
Oakport Our Tower Art
Moorhead Public Service repainted the Oakport water tower in Fall 2017 which includes a collaborative work of art by Stephen Dorsey and Jack Lunde two talented, local designers who submitted individual designs to an open call for art. The design is an interpretation of 'Life in Moorhead' and focuses on some of the key aspects that make our city unique, with special emphasis on the amazing wilderness available in the Oakport neighborhood. The artistic component of this project was lead and facilitated by professional artist, Su Legatt.
This project is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. Video: Long Format / Short Format
2016 CenturyLink Moorhead Box Art
In 2016, CenturyLink commissioned seven works of art throught the CenturyLink Moorhead Box Art Project contest that invited creatives to submit original works of art with a technology theme for the chance to be selected to wrap a CenturyLink utility box. CLICK HERE for brochure featuring the selected works of art and the location.
2015 Sidewalk Art & Poetry Project
Your walk around Moorhead will now be inspired by more than green grass and trees. In 2016, nearly 100 designs were imprinted in sidewalks being replaced as part of road construction projects on Moorhead's major corridors.
In the spring of 2015, 302 works of art and poetry were submitted by Moorhead residents and students ages 4 to 77 in hopes to be selected and approved to be imprinted in sidewalks.
Donations fund stamps! 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.