Smart Art Program

Exhibiting through January 2016, 17 local professional and emerging artists will be displaying 42 works of fine art through the Minneapolis Convention Center hallways.

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.

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Sophie Tremblay - Cryptic 40×60
Tracyfrizzell waters-rolling-over-archimedes-library oil 36x72x1.5 5500-150x150
Tracy Frizzell - Waters Rolling Over Archimedes Library 36×72

Artwork was collected 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 were reviewed by a committee of panelists who were appointed by the Office of Ward 7 Councilwoman Lisa Goodman, Citizens for a Loring Park Community, and the Minneapolis Arts Commission.

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Richard Simonsen - Evening Allusions 48×72
Percichester once-in-a-blue-moon 77x45 frprint 6200-150x150
Perci Chester - Once in a Blue Moon 77×45

ART FORCE, an art consulting firm located in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, partnered with the Minneapolis Convention Center to develop and implement this program. To find out more about this program, the artists involved, purchase information or how to submit your art to the program, please visit:

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Jarmo Koponen - Dragana 64×84
Marypettis by-louisa-falls oil -60x48 14160-150x150
Mary Pettis - By Louisa Falls 60×48

Adu Gindy, Brian Jensen, Hilary Greenstein, Mike Vye, Emily Donovan, Jarmo Koponen, Sophie Tremblay, Lisa Fertig, Mary Pettis, Tracy Frizzell, Bonnie Lauber-Westover, Dean Trisko, Richard Simonsen, Jonathan DeDecker, Edward Bock, Perci Chester and Phil Keleny.

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