Creative Placemaking

Creative Placemaking on Lake Street

The Lake Street Council with the support of the McKnight Foundation and Twin Cities LISC is undertaking a creative placemaking initiative to develop relationships between local artists and Lake Street businesses and produce a coordinated public artwork series. 

Learn more about the artist and their projects on our Visit Lake Street website.

We have selected 13 public art projects to be a part of this initiative. The projects will include permanent and temporary visual, performance, sculptural art installations intended to draw residents and visitors to Lake Street in new and exciting ways. Projects will take place between April 2018 and August 2018. Read more about the projects and the artist's bios below.

Our project goals are:

  • Create a stronger sense of place along Lake Street by drawing attention to the community’s significant cultural assets, including arts and cultural organizations, public art, gathering places, and the diverse set of businesses.
  • Attract additional visitors and residents to Lake Street.
  • Support the success of small businesses, particularly those negatively impacted by changes in the current political environment and immigration policies.
  • Develop and implement creative ideas for increasing community safety and the perception of safety.

Are you a business that would like to participate? Contact Allison Sharkey at 612.824.7420 or for more information!