Project Added: November 18, 2021
Public Art St. Paul
Collaborators:Public Art Saint Paul
Saint Paul Almanac
City of Saint Paul
City of Saint Paul’s Department Public Works
Location:St. Paul, Minnesota
Genre/Discipline:Community arts, Writing and literature
Large Intended Impact Area:Locality/Town/City
Sidewalk Poetry is a systems-based work that allows city residents to claim the sidewalks as their book pages. Over 1,000 entries have been stamped onto sidewalks from a collection that now includes 54 individual pieces all written by Saint Paul residents. Today, everyone in Saint Paul now lives within a 10-minute walk of a Sidewalk Poem.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This project re-imagines Saint Paul’s annual sidewalk maintenance program with Public Works, as the department repairs 10 miles of sidewalk each year.