Minnesota Public Radio and the City launch interactive audio tour of public art
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and the City of Minneapolis have launched an audio MPR Sound Point™ tour of Minneapolis Public Art. The Sound Point technology allows the public to access a series of stories, in the words of the artists, about new works of public art in Minneapolis and the opportunity to leave their own stories in return. Viewers can listen to these stories by dialing or texting a phone number or scanning a QR code with their smart phone. For more information about the tour and to download a map/brochure about these artworks (pdf). If you would like to receive a paper copy of the map/brochure, call 311.
Minneapolis Public Artworks Map
Click on an area of the city map at the left to see a more detailed map with public artworks, or click on one of the links below. These maps currently contain artworks commissioned by the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. New maps are added to this site regularly, so check back for updates.
Nicollet Mall Public Art
Up and down the famous Mall are seventeen works of art, some privately commissioned, many commissioned as part of the 1990 Mall renovation.
Hennepin Avenue Utility Art Boxes
Twenty-two frequently-tagged utility boxes in the Hennepin Theater District have been transformed by artists who interpreted Shakespeare's famous speech on the Seven Ages of Man from the play "As You Like It."
Historic Minneapolis Public Art
As part of the commemoration of the City’s 150th Anniversary, this map was created, featuring 22 artworks that honor the City and the people who helped to build it.
Anti-Graffiti Micro Grant Murals
In 2008 the City of Minneapolis Division of Solid Waste and Recycling provided micro grants for innovative graffiti prevention projects. The program supported community-based organizations with innovative projects designed to remove and prevent graffiti. Of the 17 funded projects, 10 used public art to discourage graffiti, resulting in 23 new murals and an artistic utility box project.
Other places to find maps and information about public artworks in the City.
Last updated Feb 16, 2012