Public Art

FUTURE: MADE HERE – A Walkable Urban Art Experience

“Future: Made Here” installation on Nicollet Avenue (2017). Artwork by Erik Farseth. Photograph by Steven Lang, courtesy of the Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Future: Made Here (2017)
Juried Public Art Exhibition
Hennepin Theatre Trust
May 4 – August 30, 2017

  • “Future: Made Here fills over 30 window displays with art that interprets the theme “future.”



Some Assembly Required (2016)
A temporary pop-up gallery located in the historic Minnesota Building

For two weeks in October of 2016, a vacant storefront on the ground floor of the historic Minnesota Building was transformed into a temporary pop-up gallery.

In conjunction with this exhibit, the artist distributed free copies of small press publications (art zines) featuring many of the images from the show.

“The primary goal of this project is to use the pop-up as a means of engaging the community, while bringing my art directly to a wider audience. Pop-up galleries create a sense of wonder by putting artwork on display in unexpected locations, thereby enhancing the viewers’ experience of the urban environment.”




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PICTURED: Relief prints by Erik Farseth, part of “Made Here III”

Made Here III (2014)
Group exhibition
A storefront art project organized by Joan Vorderbruggen and the Hennepin Theatre Trust.


A group of artists were chosen to create public art installations and window displays in the abandoned Block E Entertainment Complex in downtown Minneapolis. For two months, an empty shopping mall was transformed into an urban art gallery.

MADE HERE Block E Artist Storefront Displays (2013)

Group exhibition: A storefront art project on Block E organized by Joan Vorderbruggen and the Hennepin Theatre Trust.



Meat Raffle
“Meat Raffle” zine (2013)


Meat Raffle public art project (2013)
A 16-page art zine , copies of which were distributed for free at select locations throughout the Twin Cities.
Meat Raffle was printed in an edition of 1,000 copies on newsprint.

This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.



“Artists in Storefronts returns to the Whittier neighborhood for the fourth run of the award winning public art project that pairs local artists with  vacant and active businesses with exhibits that form an urban walking gallery in and along the Eat Street commercial corridor.”

Whittier Artists in Storefronts 4 (2013)
Group Exhibition
Storefront art installation organized by Joan Vorderbruggen, Minneapolis, MN

Official web gallery: Whittier Artists in Storefronts 4