SmartArt Program

The SmartArt Program by Art Force provides rotating artwork from local professional and emerging artists. These pieces of fine art are on display throughout the hallways of the Convention Center and are available for purchase.

Minneapolis has a wealth of creativity and artistic talent. The SmartArt Rotating Art Program introduces visitors of the Minneapolis Convention Center to rich artistic offerings from local visual artists living and working in Minneapolis.


Walking Guide

Take a self-guided tour at the Minneapolis Convention Center to see all the artwork. Use the guide below to navigate through the hallways and see all your favorite pieces!

Download the complete Walking Guide >>>


Art Force

Art Force is an art consulting firm located in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. In 2014, Art Force partnered with the Minneapolis Convention Center to develop and implement the SmartArt Rotating Art Program.


Call for Artists

Submission for artwork is currently closed.



Gallery

Artwork is collected biannually through an open Call for Artists with specific parameters in alignment with the City of Minneapolis Public Art Policies & Procedures Guide and the Minneapolis Arts Commission Selection Process. All images received are reviewed by a committee of panelists who are appointed by the Office of Ward 7 Councilwoman Lisa Goodman, Citizens for a Loring Park Community, and the Minneapolis Arts Commission.

To inquire about purchasing a piece of art contact Art Force at info@artforce.org or call 763-567-2200

"Flow" by Edward Block. Corten steel & acrylic on wood panel. 48" x 72". $6,800
"Compassion" by Owen Brown. Acrylic on canvas. 47" x 60". $5,890
"Fear" by Owen Brown. Acrylic on canvas. 40" x 60". $5,490
"Flight" by Owen Brown. Acrylic on canvas. 40" x 60". $5,490
"Along the Light" by Annie Hajny. 60" x 60". $9,000
"Surging" by Annie Hajny. 60" x 60". $9,000
"Crabapple" by Cynthia Kath. Acrylic. 30" x 48". $2,800
"Devine" by Cynthia Kath. Acrylic. 72" x 72". $9,000
"Formation of Dreams" by Cynthia Kath. Acrylic. 48" x 36". $2,800
"Spring Garden & Orange Camaro" by Cynthia Kath. Acrylic. 48" x 48". $3,900
"Uplifting" by Cynthia Kath. Acrylic. 48" x 48". $3,900
"Warm & Cool" by Cynthia Kath. Acrylic on Canvas. 66" x 57". $5,400
"Bouquet with Pears" by Doug Lissick. 60" x 36". $6,250
"Dandelions" by Doug Lissick. Encaustic on panel. 60" x 36". $6,250
"Moored" by Doug Lissick. Encaustic on panel. 48" x 72". $8,250
"Rose Hips in Winter" by Doug Lissick. Encaustic on Panel. 36" x 36". $4,250
"The Swan" by Doug Lissick. Encaustic on Panel. 72" x 48". $8,250
"Drop of Lush" by Mary Longley. Oil on canvas. 34" x 65". $3,000
"Urban" by Kelly Marshall. Textile. 36" x 60". $675
"Rooster #1" and "Rooster #2" by Shawn McNulty. Diptych. 40" x 80". $3,800
"Lowry Bridge Sunset" by Dave Riewe. Photograph on canvas. 40" by 60". $1,000
"Rolex" by Richard Simonsen. 52" x 52". $5,400
"Persist" by Dean Trisko. 120" x 46". $1,750
"Pull Through" by Dean Trisko. Oil on canvas. 50" x 54". $1,000