Creative Spark Owl Project

Get involved: Public art can be a hoot

It’s no harm, all “fowl” for the first Creative Sparks project coming to Bloomington. Artist Gail Katz-James will build a temporary 3-D sculpture in the shape of a Great Horned Owl at the Minnesota Valley Natural Wildlife Visitor Center, 3815 American Boulevard East. She needs your help, too. Lend a hand and have a blast building the sculpture May 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the Urban Birding Festival. 

The sculpture will be made of metal pieces and found natural materials from the area. Katz-James and event attendees will build the owl in a half-dome shape. It will be large enough for people to fit inside. The sculpture will remain up for one to three months. For more information on this project or upcoming Creative Sparks projects, visit or call 952-563-8744