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Going Public
July 24, 2018 – Mankato Magazine – Whether it’s sculptures or murals, Mankato is a bastion of public art. See Full Story.

New CityArt Installation Begins
May 7, 2018 – KEYC – The time for observing beautiful art in the city has returned! See Full Story.

Students’ Iron Representation of Rebirth Chosen for Sculpture Walk – Mankato Free Press (March 18, 2018) – After together creating art that has been featured in sculpture tours across the state, two teachers collaborated to create a new class at Janesville-Waldorf-Pendleton High School. See Full Story. 

Mankato City Center Receives Art Grant – KEYC (March 1, 2018) – Megan Flanagan with the City Center Partnership joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about Mankato being selected as an Artist on Main Street community, what it means for the City Center, and upcoming events in Mankato’s City Center. See Full Story.

Mankato Snags $15k Grant for Old Town Art – Mankato Free Press (February 27, 2018) – The Old Town neighborhood will be getting a little more vibrant, thanks to an arts-centered pilot project as part of Mankato’s Minnesota Main Street Community designation. See Full Story.

Cultural Strategic Plan Unveiled – Mankato Free Press (January 23, 2018) – Curious fans of Mankato’s creative community filled the Twin Rivers Council for the Arts gallery to check out the city’s latest strategic plan to support and promote the arts. See Full Story.

The Deeper Meaning of Art – Mankato Free Press (December 12, 2017) Students dig deeper into why we like the art we like, and how it applies to the sculpture tour. See Full Story

“Maestro” Wins People’s Choice Award – Mankato Free Press (November 14, 2017) Musical notes have been heard along the streets of downtown Mankato since May when the interactive “Maestro” sculpture was installed as part of the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour. See Full Story

Home” Sweet Home – Mankato Free Press (August 24, 2017) As part of the latest CityArt On the Go Traffic Signal Box mural installation, young artists with The 410 Project painted images of what “home” means to them. See Full Story

New Sculpture Celebrates Fireworks – Mankato Free Press (July 4, 2017) A new sculpture at Riverfront Park, set to be dedicated just before the Independence Day fireworks Tuesday night, is designed to do some serious multi-tasking. See Full Story

Newly Dedicated Statue a Symbol of Veterans’ Sacrifices – Mankato Free Press (May 29, 2017) Dedicating a statue that he said “masterfully captures both the pride and resolve of our veterans,” historian Bryce Stenzel urged Memorial Day observers not to forget about veterans’ unseen wounds. See Full Story

CityArt Walking Sculpture Removal April 8—Mankato Times (March 27, 2017) Early in the morning on Saturday, April 8, volunteers from the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, a program of the City Center Partnership and Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, will remove the current sculptures to prepare the bases for the seventh installation of the public art tour.  See Full Story

CityArt 2016 sculpture tour set to open Saturday—Mankato Free Press (May 7, 2016) What comes down is going back up. CityArt Mankato is getting ready to introduce the 2016 Walking Sculpture Tour with its annual Artist Meet and Greet, which takes place from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. See Full Story

Making Way: CityArt Removes 2015 Sculpture Tour—Mankato Free Press (April 9, 2016) Art enthusiasts took down the 2015 Walking Sculpture Tour to make way for 27 new works. See Full Story

“Godzilla” Wins People’s Choice Award In Mankato’s CityArt—KEYC (November 17, 2015) A sculpture in Mankato’s City Art Walking Sculpture Tour takes home the People’s Choice Award.

Dale Lewis of Hastings took home the award after using hundreds of stainless steel scraps to create his piece, “Godzilla.” Read Full Article

Artists Shine As Their Work Is Unveiled—Mankato Free Press (May 17, 2015) Thirty-one new sculptures are introduced to Mankato and North Mankato from artists across MN and around the world. See Full Story

CityArt Introduces New Sculpture—KEYC TV (May 16, 2015) The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour introduces thirty-one new sculptures into City Center Mankato. See Full Story

Late Ann Vetter Commissioned Downtown Sculpture—The Free Press (March 13, 2015) Patti and Katie Miller accept a posthumous Volunteer of the Year Award for their mother Ann Vetter, and unveil a bronze sculpture their mother commissioned before she died last year. The sculpture will be installed in the City Center this spring. See Full Story

City Center Partnership Announces Fourth People’s Choice Winner (November 19, 2014) The City Center Partnership announced the 2014 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour award winners at the November 18th Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame event. Read Full Release

Second Phase of CityArt On the Go Installed (October 4, 2014) The second phase of CityArt On the Go, a program of the City Center Partnership, has been installed on traffic signal cabinets along Riverfront Drive, Second Street and Mulberry Street. Read Full Release

City Center Partnership Announces Major Gift to Purchase 9/11 Memorial Sculpture (September 10, 2014) The City Center Partnership is proud to announce that a major donor stepped forward to purchase #G-0048, the 9/11 memorial sculpture created by artist Greg Mueller and currently part of the 2014 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour. Read Full Release

Selection Committee Announces CityArt On the Go Winners (August 15, 2014) The City Center Partnership’s CityArt Committee is excited to announce the 2014 CityArt On the Go winners. These artists will either be painting or creating digital art images that will be permanently displayed on traffic signal cabinets along Riverfront Drive, Second Street and Broad Street. Read Full Release

CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour 2014—32 new sculptures to be installed May 17 (May 5, 2014) The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour will be welcoming thirty-two new sculptures on Saturday, May 17th into the City Centers of Mankato and North Mankato. The program will feature stunning works of art created by renowned artists from 12 different states in the U.S., 2 foreign countries and many pieces by Minnesota artists. Read Full Release

City Center Partnership Announces People’s Choice Winner (October 21, 2013) The City Center Partnership announced the 2013 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour award winners at the November 20th Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame event. The People’s Choice was awarded to Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby of South Dakota for their sculpture “Saturday Distractions”. Read Full Release






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