Location: St. Paul, MN
Completion Date: Fall 2013
The Lowertown Ballpark project will replace the existing thirty-year-old Midway Stadium with a new 7,000 seat ballpark to be built on a vacant and polluted industrial site of the Lowertown neighborhood in downtown Saint Paul. The new ballpark is located in the heart of the Lowertown Arts District, a vibrant and diverse community with very active neighborhood groups and a well-established local identity. 4RM+ULA was responsible for developing a robust Public Art program as a featured component of the Lowertown Ballpark design, facilitating community engagement, and work closely with project stakeholders to;
– Compose a public art vision statement based upon community values.
– Develop a resilient and inclusive Public Art selection process.
– Write an open call for Artists resulting in an international pool of 130+ artists.
– Organize a Lowertown Ballpark Public Art Selection Committee (LB-PASC).
– Manage and deploy the LB-PASC’s selection process.
– Conduct interviews of short-listed artists and help select a public artist team to create original artwork for the ballpark.
4RM+ULA also designed the construction fencing wrapped around the site and colorfully communicated the exuberance of the Lowertown neighborhood. We worked with Ta-coumba Aiken and Roger Cummings to modify and horizontally tessellate a segment of a previously created mural.