Hopkins ArtStreet

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Hopkins ArtStreet is an ongoing program established in 2010 to showcase original public art in Hopkins and enrich the lives of residents and visitors by making art accessible.


Life of Whimsy by Stephanie Sailer

Life of Whimsy Sculpture

Peaceable Francis by Josie Dellenbaugh

Peaceable Francis Sculpture

2018 Sculptures

Congratulations to the ArtStreet 2018-19 Award Winners:

People's Choice: Josie Dellenbaugh for 'Peaceable Francis'

Children's Choice & Friends Best of Show: Stephanie Sailer for 'Life of Whimsy.'

"What would be a standout work in a gallery, is elevated even further living amongst the concrete and steel (and roots and seeds) of a downtown park. This piece reminds the viewer of the impermanence of things that grow (with its form) while also impressing the permanence of the concept of growth (with its medium.) The tendrils poking through the piece create opportunity for viewers, both young and old, to imagine what might emerge from this almost living form." C.J. Renner, Award Juror


2019-20 ArtStreet Sculptures

The Sculptures are on display throughout downtown Hopkins from May 2019 through April 2020, and are available for purchase. Please take a walking tour, using the map of locations below, and vote for your favorite sculpture!  VOTE ONLINE

To inquire about purchasing or sponsoring a sculpture, please contact Jim Clark at 952-548-6489 or jclark@hopkinsmn.com. 

1. NEW OBELISK by Ian Wunderlich, Joilet, IL steel (11' x 4' x 4.5') $4,500

Ian Wunderlich New Obelisk ArtStreet 2019

2. FETTLE by Luke Achterberg, Onalaska, WI painted steel (11' x 4' x 3') $9,800

Luke_Achterberg_Fettle

3. SUM PIG by Kyle Fokken, Minneapolis, MN bronze (2' x 2' x 3') $8,500

Kyle Fokken Piggy Promise 2019

4. TWISTED SISTER by Craig Snyder, Plymouth, MN painted steel (8' x 3' x 3') $8,600

Craig Snyder Twisted Sister ArtStreet 2019

5. TREASURE TOWER by Gail Katz-James, Minneapolis, MN welded steel, glass, mixed media (7' x 2' x 2') $6,500

Gail Katz-James Treasure Tower ArtStreet 2019

6. RIFT by James & Ryan Pederson, North Mankato, MN welded steel, brass (38" x 27" x 11") $3,650

Pedersen-Rift
Artstreet Map 2019

Public Arts in Hopkins

The following pieces are part of the permanent collection

Kyle Fokken

“Shoo-Shoe Train”
Kyle Fokken, Minneapolis, MN
Painted Steel, Copper

Fokken of Minneapolis reveals his love of antique toys in his mixed media work, but always with an idiosyncratic and modern take-his sculptures combine nostalgia with futuristic fantasy. The sculpture in Hopkins is from a series based on locomotive forms and also includes a wooden shoe, a reoccurring image in Fokken’s work that speaks to humble origins but to the idea of a mundane object that also possesses the power to sabotage. Donated in 2011 by Hopkins Business, Civic Association and Think Hopkins.


Shoe Shoe Train public arts

Richards D. Poey

“Like A Tree, Rooted in the Earth”
Richards D. Poey, Eden Prairie, MN
Bronze

Poey, a resident of Eden Prairie, is known for both bronze and stone sculptures. This bronze sculpture depicts the “Tree Pose,” a balancing pose in yoga which focuses on concentration, clarity of thought, awareness and balance of mind and body. The sculpture portrays a human figure as growing upward like a tree from the planet earth, its arms like branches reaching for the sun. Donated in 2011 by Hopkins Historical Society.

Like a Tree Rooted in the Eath Public Arts

Michael F. Pilla

“Books”
Michael F. Pilla, St. Paul, MN
Stained glass

This piece of stained glass can be found in the Hopkins Library.

Stained Glass window Books

Thomas Calhoun

“The Wellness Monument”
Thomas Calhoun, Taylor Falls, MN
Aluminum, cedar trim

Hopkins Health and Wellness Center

The Wellness Monument