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Enjoy public art this summer

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Bloomington Briefing Published July 3, 2023
Updated on July 3, 2023

There is no shortage of public art in Bloomington. Summer is the perfect time to walk or bike to local murals, sculptures and installations. Check out a few of the City’s public art projects from the last two years below. Visit for a full list of public art projects in the city.


Hometown Poetry 

The goals of Hometown Poetry are to celebrate art and literature and integrate it into our communities, highlight the talent of Bloomington writers and bring a sense of surprise, delight and contemplation to pedestrians. You can find creative sign installations at Valley View Park, 9000 Portland Avenue South, Effa Playlot, 8330 4th Avenue South, Fenlason Park, 7901 1st Avenue South.


Street Seat 

Using reclaimed materials from retired Minnesota Department of Transportation signs, artist Greg Mueller created Street Seat, an art installation and functional swing in South Loop at 8100 33rd Avenue South.


Blooming Ribbon 

Blooming Ribbon, created by artist Kao Lee Thao, reflects the wildlife and plants in the South Loop. You can find it at 8100 33rd Avenue South. 

WE Mural

WE Mural 

At 752 feet long, the WE Mural is one of the longest murals in Minnesota. It’s at the corner of American Boulevard and 30th Avenue South. Artists are Andrés Guzmán and Xee Reiter, City Mischief featuring Thomasina Topbear and Tom Jay, Marlena Myles, Martzia Thometz, Reggie LeFlore and Ua Si Creative.