Photographs and text will be hung in store windows, bus stops, street level mural-sized screens, and sides of buildings. Nine mural prints will be exhibited on the Great Lake Center (formerly the Sears building) this spring. The entire exhibit will be visible from the sidewalk or street. It will become part of the everyday consciousness of Lake Street. At the exhibit1s conclusion, a public auction of all 600 photographs will be held, with the proceeds donated to Lake Street community organizations.
In addition, an online exhibit will be hosted by the Walker Art Center (lakestreetusa.walkerart.org). The physical exhibit will connect Lake Street communities to each other and to the surrounding communities. The online exhibit will do the same, as it connects Lake Street to the communities of the world. Whether offline or in cyberspace, Lake Street USA will incite discussion about the cultural ecosystem of Lake Street and how it relates to our own communities.
Other plans include a traveling exhibit to tour public schools next year. pARTs Photographic Arts and the Lyndale Neighborhood Association will offer summer youth progams in conjunction with the exhibit. The Richard R. Green Institute at Augsburg College is studying how to incorporate Lake Street USA into educational curriculums. Ruminator Press will publish Lake Street USA as a book next spring.
Walker Art Center Gallery 9,
event type: Exhibition
location: public art exhibition along Lake Street, Minneapolis
start date: January 7, 2000
credit line: LAKE STREET USA WAS PRODUCED IN COLLABORATION WITH FORECAST PUBLIC ARTWORKS, JEROME FOUNDATION, LAKE STREET COUNCIL, LAKE STREET PARTNERS, LONGFELLOW COMMUNITY COUNCIL, LYNDALE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, THE MCKNIGHT FOUNDATION, AND THE METROPOLITAN REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL THROUGH AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE LEGISLATURE, MINNEAPOLIS ARTS COMMISSION, PARTS PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS, PHOTOS, INC., POWDERHORN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, RICHARD R. GREEN INSTITUTE, AND RUMINATOR PRESS. THE WEB SITE WAS PRODUCED BY ATI CONSULTING, WITH SERVING ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE WALKER ART CENTER.