Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and City of Minneapolis launch six interactive map tours that make it easy to explore public art

Posted on August 18, 2017

Screenshot of North Minneapolis Public Art Tour
Screenshot of North Minneapolis Public Art Tour

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and City of Minneapolis recently debuted six interactive map tours that make it easy and fun to explore the approximately 300 publicly owned artworks in Minneapolis.

Yesterday City and MPRB staff, artists, Art Commissioners, representatives from Minneapolis neighborhood and arts organizations and other community members celebrated the launch of these new interactive maps with an abbreviated Nice Ride bike tour and short program that included an interactive map demonstration.

How It Works

Check out the tours for yourself by clicking on the link below or typing the easy-to-share short link arcg.is/mplsart into your internet browser.

Minneapolis Public Art Tours

There are six geographically organized tours within Minneapolis: North, East, Downtown, Southeast, South and Southwest. A seventh tour, Nicollet, will be added once the Nicollet Mall Reconstruction project is complete.

Within each tour you will find detailed information about each artwork and directions through Google Maps, along with the estimated walking, biking or driving time and distance. You can follow the recommended tour route or create your own route.

Tour goers are encouraged to share their adventures using hashtag #TourMplsArt.

New Public Art in Minneapolis Parks Website

The MPRB also recently launched a new, one-stop website with tons of information about art in Minneapolis parks. Check it out at www.minneapolisparks.org/art! It includes:

  • Calendar of annual art events in Minneapolis parks
  • Photos and information showcasing art across the park system
  • Information on dynamic partnerships the MPRB shares with the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts and City of Minneapolis Public Art Program
  • How to sponsor new art or adopt an existing piece of art within Minneapolis parks