Client: City of Bloomington, Minnesota
Location: Bloomington, MN, United States
Completion date: 2017
Artwork budget: $75,000
Public Art Agent
City of Bloomington, MN
Located between the Mall of America and MSP International Airport, the Art Gate is an artistic welcome to the Twin Cities and one of its most important public destinations. The artwork represents a place of great cultural and ethnic diversity, the many languages spoken in the region, as well as its rich flora and fauna.
The purpose of this sculpture is to create an interactive point of interest across from Mall of America, right next to the Marriott TownePlace Suites.
The sculpture is an artistic interpretation of the City of Bloomington’s important role as an international travel destination. It represents the area’s wildlife, natural beauty, and diversity.
The sculpture is 6 ft. tall and 20 ft. long. It consists of two operational/movable halves. When open, the Art Gate provides the required 20-ft. wide access. The sculpture is made of fabricated/cast bronze and steel.
The sculpture is quickly visible and “readable” any time of the day or night to people passing, whether by foot, bike, or car.