Jill Osiecki, a Minnesota artist and Prince fanatic since 1984, was excited to have the opportunity in 2017 to paint the Keys4Kids piano inside Calhoun Square as a tribute to The Purple One. "The Prince theme made sense on this beautiful instrument in this Uptown Minneapolis location, which Prince wrote about in several songs and is also a part of a project to promote youth in musical arts," says Jill.
By Jill Osiecki (2017)
Inspired by the Ágitagueda art festival, where hundreds of umbrellas are hung over promenades in the streets of Águeda, a municipality in Portugal.
Designed in award winning artist Shane Anderson’s unique style, Uptown Inspired is colorful, lively, detailed and most of all fun. Shane Blends characters, landmarks, and destinations to tell a story through this Uptown inspired mural.
Uptown Borealis is composed of 600 hand blown glass globes encrusted with 500 pounds of crushed iridized glass chips. Each globe contains 10 full-color micro-LEDs. Each of the 6,000 LEDs contain a unique address and are run by a single computer program to create a wide array of visual moving effects. With appreciation to the entire Dangerous Lighting team for their tireless efforts in bringing this one-of-a-kind LED/ glass installation to life; Dan Mather – Kao Thao – Jim Hunkins – Peter Vanni – Patrick McLain – Kim Buell – Emily Hooper – Dave Horn.
Community bulletin board created by mosaic artist and imaginative upcycler, Stacia Goodman. Ceramic tile, cork, salvaged mirror, bike reflectors, bottle caps, store letters and one goofy pin. Can you find it