Public Art St. Paul artist-in-residence Amanda Lovelee with biology professor Adam Kay

Urban Flower Field Opens on Saturday, June 6

UFF pictureUrban Flower Field will kick off another season with an opening day celebration from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 6. Guests can paint fieldstones to place along the art-filled paths, enjoy a glass of lemonade and talk with the artists and scientists behind the project to learn what’s happening in 2015. This event is free and open to the public.

Public Art Saint Paul’s artist Amanda Lovelee and researchers from the University of St. Thomas will be at the event.

Urban Flower Field is a multi-faceted intersection of art and science at the site of the future Pedro Park in downtown St. Paul, at the corner of 10th and Robert Street. A collaboration between Public Art Saint Paul and the environmental science program at the University of St. Thomas, Urban Flower Field is a pioneering model that transforms urban spaces in transition into places of hope and beauty and that integrates scientific research into temporary public art.

The Urban Flower Field won a 2014 Great Places Award. The award recognizes places open to the public in the seven-county metro area that are memorable, transformational and elevate function to art.