Category Archive: Public Art

Coffeeneuring in Santa Fe

Getting super caffeinated has brought me back to my blog! I’m a weird kind of coffee snob – I can’t drink the sludge that passes for coffee in many restaurants yet I drink… Continue reading

What If Your Traditions Are Goofy?

Milk carton boat races – yes that means boats made out of milk cartons – make sense in a dairy state with 10,000 lakes. It’s summertime in Minneapolis and one of the traditions… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Returning to the Twin Cities for the summer brings reflections.       The Walker Art Center is about to reopen from a major reconstruction including the sculpture garden. This shot is of… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Casà Mila Barcelona

A post from friends has me pining for Spain. Barcelona is filled with the architecture of Antoni Gaudí including this rooftop on the Casà Mila. The curvature of seemingly every surface is compelling.… Continue reading

Public Art – A Good Match

Does public art match it’s environs? Sometimes. Here’s a few of my favorites for this week’s photo challenge A Good Match. I love the placement of one of the Hearts in San Francisco… Continue reading

Exploring San Francisco’s Mission District

Our holiday plans were to spend a few days in a posh San Francisco hotel playing tourists downtown. Until we got the call to enjoy a free stay courtesy of Wilma. This sweet… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – San Francisco Mission District

The Mission District of San Francisco is known for its colorful street murals depicting the neighborhood’s cultural heritage and political activism. Walking tours are available from Precita Eyes – a local nonprofit that… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Council Bluffs Iowa

Jun Kaneko is known for his large-scale works. These striking figures are part of an art space and garden outside of the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Across the river from Omaha,… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Knoxville Tennessee

I’m not sure where this guy thinks he’s going. Artist David Phelps created “The Oarsman” in downtown Knoxville as his first public commission. The City of Knoxville Public Art Committee’s website refers to… Continue reading

Big Walls in Chicago

I started spotting some interesting murals while riding the El train from the airport going into downtown Chicago’s Loop.     The next day as we stopped for coffee, I glimpsed Chi Boy… Continue reading