Art4Trails is a public art initiative to promote local artists and enhance our public parks by installing original art along Rochester’s bike trails. Since its inception in 2016, their juried art competitions have commissioned 13 permanent and 16 temporary sculptures and unveiled the work of 24 local and regional artists.

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Alchemist by Bobby Marines

2022 Art4Trails Sculpture Dedication & Tour

Sunday, September 25 at 11:00 AM

Rochester Art Center Patio

Refreshments Provided

Please join us for the dedication of Nautilus by Kristopher Tiffany in its new location near the Rochester Art Center back patio. We at Art4Trails will be dedicating this lovely stained glass sculpture in honor of our founding leader, Mary Ellen Landwehr. After the brief dedication program and an introduction of this year’s artists, join members of We Bike Rochester for a bike tour of the 2022 installations or walk the trails with Art4Trails volunteers. Refreshments provided.

Art4Trails Sculptures | June 2022 - May 2023

"Huldufolk (Elf) House" by Jerry Carlson

Slatterly Park

"Alchemist" by Bobby Marines

Mayo Park East

"Spark of Magic" by Sunghee Min

Silver Lake

"Cyclist" by Victor Yepez

River Landing

April 5 – Rochester, Minn.  Art4Trails is pleased to announce the selection of four artists for the fifth year of Art4Trails public art installations along the bike trails near downtown Rochester, MN.   

Artists selected for installations for the 2022 - 2023 period all live in Minnesota. Bobby Marines is a Rochester resident and familiar on the local art scene. He has been a part of several exhibits in Rochester and other galleries in southern Minnesota. His interactive piece, The Alchemist, is located in Mayo Park on the east side of the river.  Selected artist for the second year Sunghee Min, now of Roseville, was born in South Korea and emigrated to the United States in 1995. Her Greeting Tower is in place at the river landing site until the end of May and her Spark of Magic is installed at the corner of 7th St and Silver Lake Dr NE. Besides showings at Art4Trails, she has had public art installations in Bemidji, MN, Chicago IL, and Clive IA. Victor Yepez, born in Ecuador and now living in Minneapolis,  has installed his sculpture Cyclist at the river landing site below 3rd St SE and across the river from the Government Center. An art teacher and frequent artist in residence, Victor was an artist in residence at John Marshall HS in 2020; his Golden Spirit metal horse sculpture was sited at Slatterly Park in 2020.  Also engaged in a career as an EMT, Jerry Carlson is bringing his whimsical Scandinavian Huldufolk (elf) House structure to Slatterly Park. It was most recently seen at the Art Shanties Festival on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.  

 

The artists each received a $3,750 stipend for these temporary installations, all of which will be available to purchase from the artists after a year of placement on the Art4Trails sites. 

Art4Trails Sculptures | Permanent

"Pyramide" by Sebastien Richer

Kings Run Area

"Tractor Cat" by Richard Brubaker

Roy Sutherland Playground

"The Artist" by Richard Brubaker

Rochester Art Center

"Flathead" by Andy Arend

Kutzky Park

"Phoenix Rising" by Richard Brubaker

Soldier's Field

"Yield" by Zoe Cinel & Eric Anderson

Bear Creek Park

"Perfect Canoe" by Sebastien Richer

Mayo Park East

"Unbroken" by Katya Roberts

Mayo Park

"The Send Off" by Sebastien Richer

3rd Ave SE Near Government Center

Past Art4Trails Sculptures

"Reluctant Swimmer" by Simon Huelsbeck

River Landing

"Bicycle Tree" by Joshua Schroeder

Silver Lake Fire Station

"Portal Paraboloid" by Greg Mueller

Mayo Park East

"Loom" by Jamie Weinfurter

Mayo Park East

"Fantastical Fruit" by Amarama Vercnocke

Mayo Park East

"Mound" by Jamie Weinfurter

Silver Lake

"Golden Spirit" by Victor Yepez

Slatterly Park

"Heron" by Judd Nelson

River Landing

"Reclaim" by Mary Beth Magyar

Mayo Park East

"Blast From the Past" by Peter Segar

Silver Lake Fire Station

"Greeting Tower" by Sunghee Min

River Landing

"Letting Go" by Judd Nelson

River Landing

Artist Talks