Thank you to everyone who voted in this year's Creative City Challenege.
The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), The Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program of the City of Minneapolis and Meet Minneapolis, Convention & Visitors Association, in collaboration with Northern Lights.mn and the Northern Spark festival announce the winner of the 2014 Creative City Challenge is Balancing Ground, one of three projects vying for public votes to receive the $75,000 commission to create the project and debut at the MCC Plaza on June 14 as part of the Northern Spark, an annual dusk-to-dawn festival with tens of thousands of participants, taking place in Minneapolis this year. The project will also be featured on the plaza throughout the summer and host three events for the public.
Balancing Ground is a welcoming interactive space that can be activated by 1 or 100 people. It is continually transforming, with complex shadows patterns and colors woven throughout the space from an overhead canopy of prisms. Balancing Ground presents a space for playful participation and quiet, reflective moments. It is a space without walls–open to all–built on a foundation of community voices.