Mainstreet in Hopkins

Hopkins Artstreet

Artstreet logoThe City of Hopkins, in partnership with the Hopkins Business and Civic Association (HBCA) and the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, is pleased to present Hopkins Artstreet. 

New sculptures have been installed in downtown Hopkins for year-long display until May 2014—when Artstreet 2014 is installed.

Take the sculpture walk and vote on your favorite piece. View information on the artwork and bring the voting ballotwith you to mark your favorite sculpture.

Hopkins Artstreet is an ongoing program established in 2010 to showcase original art works in an accessible setting. A collaboration among the City of Hopkins, the Hopkins Business & Civic Association and the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, this project is part of a long-term vision for incorporating public art into Hopkins and enriching the lives of its residents and visitors.

New to Artstreet in 2013
Throughout 2013, performance art will take place on Mainstreet. For more information on the artists and schedule go to
Art will come alive in 2013, funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

2013 Sculptures

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1 Wonderment
Nick Legeros, Minneapolis, MN

2 Picking Tulips
Cynthia Markle, Lakeville, MN

3 Leaping Hare
Nick Legeros, Minneapolis, MN

4 Not A Banana
C.J. Renner, Hopkins, MN
Wood, metal

5 Fertile Ground
Shannon Estlund, Columbia Heights, MN
Wood, trees

6 Hippedstrung Leadbelly
Dan Noyes and Heidi Sime, Minneapolis, MN
Steel, stainless steel, brass

7 Human/Earth History
Candy Kuehn, Minneapolis, MN
Digital photography on vinyl

8 Purr
Sreekishen Nair, Minneapolis

Public Art in Hopkins

sculpture A “Shoo-Shoe Train”
Kyle Fokken, Minneapolis, MN
Painted Steel, Copper

Fokken of Minneapolis reveals his love of antique toys in his mixed media work, but always with an idiosyncratic and modern take—his sculptures combine nostalgia with futuristic fantasy. The sculpture in Hopkins is from a series based on sculpturelocomotive forms and also includes a wooden shoe, a reccurring image in Fokken’s work that speaks to humble origins but to the idea of a mundane object that also possesses the power to sabotage. Donated in 2011 by Hopkins Business & Civic Association and

B "Like A Tree, Rooted in the Earth”
Richards D. Poey, Eden Prairie, MN

Poey, a resident of Eden Prairie, is known for both bronze and stone sculptures. This bronze sculpture sculpturedepicts the “Tree Pose,” a balancing pose in yoga which focuses on concentration, clarity of thought, awareness and balance of mind and body. The sculpture portrays a human figure as growing upward like a tree from the planet earth, its arms like branches reaching for the sun. Donated in 2011 by Hopkins Historical Society

C "Books”
Michael F. Pilla, St. Paul, MN
Stained glass sculpture

Donated by: Hopkins Library

D "The Wellness Monument"
Thomas Calhoun, Taylor Falls, MN
Aluminum, cedar trim

Donated by: Hopkins Health & Wellness Center


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2014 Call for Art

You are invited to submit work for consideration for the fourth annual Hopkins Artstreet exhibit. Up to five pieces of artwork will be selected to be displayed for one year on Mainstreet Hopkins.


  • Friday, March 1, 2014
    Entry deadline (postmark deadline; no exceptions).
    (Download the application)
  • March 15, 2014
    Notification of selections
  • Friday, May 9, 2014
    Delivery and installation of artwork & artists reception
  • February 2015
    Award winners announced
  • May 2015 (date TBD)
    Pick up of unsold artwork