Public Art Projects

Here's just a small sampling of some of the public art projects and installations we are currently working towards in the Greater Grand Forks Region.

If you are an artist interested in submitting a project proposal for a public art installation, please email details to rachel@publicartnd.org


Northern rose

The “Northern Rose” created by Minnesota artist, Zoran Mojsilov, represents “the frontier spirit” which flowered among the immigrants who settled here in the late 19th Century—people who survived the loneliness and desolation of the area to carve a better future for themselves and their children. As immigrants, they worked the land, settled towns and cities, started businesses and came to love the beauty of this northern region. 

This rock work of art represents the strength and courage of the settlers as it mirrors the rose which survived the brutal winters, scorching summers and bloomed despite numerous adversities. Surrounded by prairie grasses, this larger than life rose carved from granite in hues of red and pink, reflects the Prairie Rose—North Dakota’s state flower.

The Northern rose or prairie rose first pleased the Native inhabitants, then the immigrants who arrived later.  Still with us today, its delicate beauty belies its strength.  

Installation Date: Fall 2019


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Confluence

This intricate sculpture, known as "Confluence" was named for the confluence, or merging, of the Red and Red Lake rivers. It was created by California artist Gordon Huether, and when complete will stand 30 feet tall. This beautiful piece will shimmer brightly in sunlight, but will also glow from within during the long North Dakota nights.

Installation Date: TBD