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Edina Art Center

Public Art Edina

The Public Art Edina working group was convened in 2004 to enhance the beauty of Edina’s public spaces with two and three-dimensional art.

Public Art Edina is a volunteer working group advisory to the Edina Arts and Culture Commission. The group is composed of residents, community volunteers and professional artists interested in art in a public setting.  

Public Art Edina issues a Call for Sculpture annually in January. Members of the group select sculptures to be displayed in different areas of the City: The Edina Promenade, Grandview Square Park, the 50th & France Business District and in front of Aurora on France. Learn more about public art in Edina here.

The sculptures selected by Public Art Edina are on display from May of each year for one year. An annual reception is held to honor the sculptors. All pieces in the rotating exhibit are eligible for the People's Choice Awards, as chosen by the public. To view the sculptures online, click here.

In 2017, the group has selected 10 new sculptures; they include:

  1. Orbit by Timothy Cassidy at the Edina Promenade
  2. Curley Swiss by Peter Vanni at the Edina Promenade
  3. Peacock Display by Jim Dehne at the Edina Promenade
  4. Stone, split by David Barnard at the Edina Promenade
  5. Twisted Sister by Craig Snyder at 50th & France
  6. Bonded Souls by James Bearden at 50th & France
  7. Horse Play by Jim Dehne at 50th & France
  8. Desiree by Karl Friedrich at Grandview Square Park
  9. Tab Key by Molly Barrett at Grandview Square Park
  10. lolliboy by Dan Noyes at Grandview Square Park

The public may vote for their favorite sculpture in person at these locations: the Edina Art Center, Centennial Lakes Park, the Edina Senior Center or the Parks & Recreation Department at Edina City Hall. Only one vote per voter will be counted; voting closes September 30th of each year

The first-place award winner will receive $1,500, the second-place award will receive $1,200 and the third-place award will receive $750. The top three People’s Choice winners will be invited to exhibit their sculptures for an additional year for which they will receive honorariums of $500.

 

2016 People's Choice Award Winners

“Peacock Display” by Jim Dehne of Newton, Wisconsin, won first place in the 2016 People’s Choice Awards for the Annual Rotating Sculpture Exhibit. The sculpture is located on the Edina Promenade.

“Horse Play” by Jim Dehne of Newton, Wisconsin, won second place in the 2016 People’s Choice Awards for the Annual Rotating Sculpture Exhibit. The sculpture is located at 50th & France in front of US Bank.

“Bonded Souls” by James Bearden of Des Moines, Iowa, won third place in the 2016 People’s Choice Awards for the Annual Rotating Sculpture Exhibit. The sculpture is located at 50th & France near the fountain.

 

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