Forecast awards new public art award to Randy Walker

Forecast Public Art has announced a new $50,000 award for a mid-career public art project, the largest of its kind in the country. It's first recipient is fiber artist Randy Walker.



Randy Walker, 2008

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temporary installation

Hennepin County Government Center

The McKnight Mid-Career Project Grant is designed to fill a gap in funding for artists who have already made their way through grants for emerging artists and who are looking to build their portfolio with a larger-scale public project.


Return Journey

Randy Walker, 2007

Brackett Park, Minneapolis

For his project, Randy Walker will partner with YouthLink, which coordinates services for homeless youth, to install a public art sculpture for the Kulture Klub collaborative, a program of Youthlink. The permanent structure will be continually renewed with temporary elements developed by Kulture Klub participants.


Woven Corncrib (night view)

Randy Walker, 2008

Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life, Falcon Heights, Minnesota

All images courtesy Forecast Public Art