Wish Well

  • Initial Wish Well design mock-up by Michael Hoyt

    Initial Wish Well design mock-up by Michael Hoyt

  • Wish Well on the corner of Chicago Avenue and 35th Street

    Wish Well on the corner of Chicago Avenue and 35th Street

  • Multi-purpose seating / stage

    Multi-purpose seating / stage

  • Wishes are collected and entered into a scrolling LED sign that displays messages in English and Spanish.

    Wishes are collected and entered into a scrolling LED sign that displays messages in English and Spanish.

  • The creation of an exterior public gathering space at the corner of 35th and Chicago will transforms a drab area into a vibrant public square.

    The creation of an exterior public gathering space at the corner of 35th and Chicago will transforms a drab area into a vibrant public square.

  • Wish Well becomes a multi-functional space outside of Pillsbury House.

    Wish Well becomes a multi-functional space outside of Pillsbury House.

Wish Well is a contemplative, public space that invites community members to simply sit, share, and reflect on mass well wishes left anonymously by community members. Continue Reading Wish Well

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Utility Box Photo Wraps

  • Mock up of photo-wrap images

    Mock up of photo-wrap images

  • Utility box on 34th Street and Chicago Avenue

    Utility box on 34th Street and Chicago Avenue

  • Utility Box on 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

    Utility Box on 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

  • Utility box on 35th Street and Chicago outside of StevenBe's

    Utility box on 35th Street and Chicago outside of StevenBe's

  • The creation of an exterior public gathering space at the corner of 35th and Chicago will transforms a drab area into a vibrant public square.

    The creation of an exterior public gathering space at the corner of 35th and Chicago will transforms a drab area into a vibrant public square.

  • Wish Well becomes a multi-functional space outside of Pillsbury House.

    Wish Well becomes a multi-functional space outside of Pillsbury House.

Six utility boxes along the Chicago Avenue corridor wrapped with collaged photographs from the Powderhorn365 photography project. Continue Reading Utility Box Photo Wraps

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Michael Hoyt

  • Utility box on 34th Street and Chicago Avenue

    Utility box on 34th Street and Chicago Avenue

  • Utility Box on 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

    Utility Box on 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

  • Utility box on 35th Street and Chicago outside of StevenBe's

    Utility box on 35th Street and Chicago outside of StevenBe's

  • The creation of an exterior public gathering space at the corner of 35th and Chicago will transforms a drab area into a vibrant public square.

    The creation of an exterior public gathering space at the corner of 35th and Chicago will transforms a drab area into a vibrant public square.

  • Wish Well becomes a multi-functional space outside of Pillsbury House.

    Wish Well becomes a multi-functional space outside of Pillsbury House.

Michael Hoyt maintains a varied art practice grounded in community and participatory engagement. Continue Reading Michael Hoyt

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Bicycle Racks

  • Kelly and Loren; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Kelly and Loren; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Angie Raschio; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Angie Raschio; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren Ziemek; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Loren Ziemek; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Kelly Brazil; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Kelly Brazil; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • photo by Ethan Turcotte

    photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • After pitching their bike rack proposal at CPED

    After pitching their bike rack proposal at CPED

  • Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Kelly and youth at Urban Arts Academy, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Kelly and youth at Urban Arts Academy, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

    Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

  • Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

    Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

Welding five separate bicycle racks along the Chicago Avenue Corridor, incorporating themes or flavors of each location, and completed in partnership with youth with ties to Full Cycle Bike Shop. Continue Reading Bicycle Racks

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Kelly Brazil

  • Kelly and Loren; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Kelly and Loren; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Angie Raschio; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Angie Raschio; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren Ziemek; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Loren Ziemek; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Kelly Brazil; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Kelly Brazil; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • photo by Ethan Turcotte

    photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • After pitching their bike rack proposal at CPED

    After pitching their bike rack proposal at CPED

  • Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Kelly and youth at Urban Arts Academy, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Kelly and youth at Urban Arts Academy, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

    Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

  • Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

    Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

Kelly Brazil is a queer Minneapolis-based emerging artist who was born and raised in Faribault, MN, and now lives in community with other activists and artists in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood, a neighborhood Brazil has called home for over 10 years. Continue Reading Kelly Brazil

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Poetry Mobile

  • Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

    Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

  • Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

    Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

  • Poetry Mobile: Working sketch

    Poetry Mobile: Working sketch

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

    Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

  • The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

    The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

    Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

  • Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

    Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

    One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

  • Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

    Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

  • Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

    Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

The Poetry Mobile is a 4-wheeled, pedal powered whimsical writing studio where Project Coordinator Molly Van Avery and a multitude of collaborators will write and deliver an original poem to every household in Powderhorn Park. Continue Reading Poetry Mobile

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Molly Van Avery

  • Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

    Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

  • Poetry Mobile: Working sketch

    Poetry Mobile: Working sketch

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

    Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

  • The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

    The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

    Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

  • Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

    Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

    One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

  • Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

    Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

  • Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

    Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

Molly is an educator, poet, and performance artist dedicated to creating spaces where creativity may thrive. Interested in making or sharing art in non-traditional venues, Molly is thrilled to use Chicago Avenue as a writing studio and give each house one page of an unfolding anthology of poetry inspired by Powderhorn. Continue Reading Molly Van Avery

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Forrest Wozniak

  • Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

    Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

  • Poetry Mobile: Working sketch

    Poetry Mobile: Working sketch

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

    Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

  • The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

    The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

    Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

  • Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

    Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

    One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

  • Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

    Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

  • Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

    Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

Forrest Wozniak is your local Sign Painter. Continue Reading Forrest Wozniak

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Eric Rieger (HOTTEA)

  • Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

    Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

  • Poetry Mobile: Working sketch

    Poetry Mobile: Working sketch

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

    Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

  • The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

    The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

    Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

  • Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

    Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

    One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

  • Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

    Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

  • Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

    Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

HOTTEA is the artist name of Eric Rieger, a critically acclaimed installation artist and designer who creates street art with skeins of yarn in the Twin Cities and internationally. Continue Reading Eric Rieger (HOTTEA)

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Time Travel

  • Concept mock-up.

    Concept mock-up.

  • Finishing the background.

    Finishing the background.

  • In the parking lot south of Pillsbury House + Theatre.

    In the parking lot south of Pillsbury House + Theatre.

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

    Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

  • The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

    The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

    Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

  • Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

    Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

    One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

  • Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

    Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

  • Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

    Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

A site-specific piece meant to be universal, combining the art of sign painting and installation art. Continue Reading Time Travel

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