You Are Here: Exploring Arts in the Suburbs

You Are Here: Exploring Arts in the Suburbs

The American suburb isn't usually viewed as home to a dynamic cultural scene. Challenging this perception, and in recognition and support of a growing public arts movement in its own region, the Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation, in partnership with FORECAST Public Artworks, has issued You Are Here: Exploring Arts in the Suburbs (36 pages, PDF), a collection of essays written by local authors that examines how creative projects have enhanced public space and provided a cultural identity in Twin Cities suburbs. The report, which builds on a 2002 study, A New Angle: Arts Development in the Suburbs (23 pages, PDF), is complemented by an interactive version of an eight-county guide to suburban public arts adventures in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.