Public Art Edina

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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 7 new sculptures; they include:

  • Crescendo by Sam Spiczka at the Edina Promenade
  • Full Sail by Jon Kamrath at the Edina Promenade
  • Human Dynamics by Andrew Arend at the Edina Promenade
  • Large Stone Mobile #2 by David Montague at Grandview Square Park
  • Lost in Space by Judd Nelson at Grandview Square Park
  • Lunar Trap by James Bearden at the Edina Promenade
  • Rungs to Rings by David Versluis at 50th & France

The three 2016 People's Choice Award winners are on display for an additional year. The winners include:
  • Bonded Souls by James Bearden at 50th & France
  • Horse Play by Jim Dehne at 50th & France
  • Peacock Display at the Edina Promenade
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.