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Hopkins Artstreet

Artstreet logoThe City of Hopkins, in partnership with the Hopkins Business and Civic Association (HBCA) and the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, is pleased to present Hopkins Artstreet. 

Hopkins Artstreet is an ongoing program established in 2010 to showcase original art works in an accessible setting. A collaboration among the City of Hopkins, the Hopkins Business & Civic Association and the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, this project is part of a long-term vision for incorporating public art into Hopkins and enriching the lives of its residents and visitors.

Two Sculptures In Hopkins Receive Awards

Two sculptures currently on display as part of Artstreet have been selected for special recognition. "Looking Closer" by Nick Legeros has been chosen for the People’s Choice Award and "High and Dry" by Kyle Fokken has received the Children’s Choice Award for 2014-15. Ballots were available to the public from May-December 2014 at selected locations within the City.

The current selection of artwork will continue to be on display until April 29. Then, in May, new work will be rotated into the outdoor exhibition.

2014 Sculptures

Enigma High and Dry Arches Abstract Sky-Wrighting Klompenboot Look Closer

1 Enigma
Michael E. Kmiotek, Cottage Grove, WI

2 High and Dry
Kyle Fokken, Minneapolis
Powder-coated and painted steel/aluminum

3 Arches Abstract
Michael E. Kmiotek, Cottage Grove, WI

4 Sky-Wrighting
Kyle Fokken, Minneapolis
Laser cut steel, copper, concrete

5 Klompenboot
Kyle Fokken, Minneapolis
Cast bronze, steel, aluminum

6 Look Closer
Nick Legeros, Minneapolis
Bronze, glass

Public Art in Hopkins

sculpture A “Shoo-Shoe Train”
Kyle Fokken, Minneapolis, MN
Painted Steel, Copper

Fokken of Minneapolis reveals his love of antique toys in his mixed media work, but always with an idiosyncratic and modern take—his sculptures combine nostalgia with futuristic fantasy. The sculpture in Hopkins is from a series based on sculpturelocomotive forms and also includes a wooden shoe, a reccurring image in Fokken’s work that speaks to humble origins but to the idea of a mundane object that also possesses the power to sabotage. Donated in 2011 by Hopkins Business & Civic Association and

B "Like A Tree, Rooted in the Earth”
Richards D. Poey, Eden Prairie, MN

Poey, a resident of Eden Prairie, is known for both bronze and stone sculptures. This bronze sculpture sculpturedepicts the “Tree Pose,” a balancing pose in yoga which focuses on concentration, clarity of thought, awareness and balance of mind and body. The sculpture portrays a human figure as growing upward like a tree from the planet earth, its arms like branches reaching for the sun. Donated in 2011 by Hopkins Historical Society

C "Books”
Michael F. Pilla, St. Paul, MN
Stained glass sculpture

Donated by: Hopkins Library

D "The Wellness Monument"
Thomas Calhoun, Taylor Falls, MN
Aluminum, cedar trim

Donated by: Hopkins Health & Wellness Center


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2015 Artstreet (See Call for Artwork)

  • Friday, February 13, 2015
    Entry deadline (postmark deadline; no exceptions)
  • Friday, February 27, 2015
    Notification of selections
  • Friday, May 15, 2015
    Delivery and installation of artwork & artists reception
  • February 2016
    Award winners announced
  • May 2016 (date TBD)
    Pick up of unsold artwork