An owl’s perspective

This temporary 3-D owl sculpture is a hoot-iful example of what can be built when people work together. Artist Gail Katz-James created the sculpture, “An owl’s perspective,” in May with the help of nearly 50 community members and volunteers. The sculpture is made of metal pieces and found natural materials from the area and is large enough for viewers to sit in. 

“An owl’s perspective” is one of the first Creative Sparks projects completed in the city. In 2018, the City’s Creative Placemaking Commission worked with Artistry to seek Creative Spark project proposals. A review panel looked for projects that would engage South Loop residents, workers, and visitors in creative ways that may be temporary, experiential or permanent. Selected proposals were provided with stipends ranging from $500 – $5,000.

You can find the sculpture at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Visitor Center, 3815 American Boulevard East. The sculpture will remain up through October. For more information on this project or upcoming Creative Sparks projects, visit or call 952-563-8744