Public art is one of the fastest growing forms of artistic expression in our community.  

Twin Rivers is here to help guide artists; to make their ideas become a reality. Twin Rivers works with the City of Mankato and North Mankato on creating public art policy and procedure in order to educate and streamline the process for artists. Twin Rivers also facilitates many calls for art for each city and other public/private partnerships. 

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Twin Rivers facilitates several large scale public art programs through CityArt, a partnership of Twin Rivers Council for the Arts and the City Center Partnership, Greater Mankato’s downtown association. The goals of CityArt are to provide free and accessible public art for the community’s enjoyment and help revitalize our neighborhoods through public art.

Current CityArt programming includes the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, CityArt On the Go, and the Public Art Tour. For more information on all CityArt programs, visit the official CityArt website.

Silo Art Project

CityArt is excited to announce a long awaited public art project that will have a dramatic impact on our City Center. In partnership with Ardent Mills, Twin Rivers and the City Center Partnership, CityArt is contracting with Australian artist, Guido van Helten to paint the Ardent Mills silos in Old Town Mankato. We are fortunate to have been chosen by the artist to be included in a larger body of work he is creating in Midwestern communities around telling the story of how these communities were buildt by the agricultural industry and how that informs our American identity.

The design concept for Mankato will be developed over the course of several community engagement sessions and installation of all eight silos, on both sides, will take place in the Fall of 2019.

Stay tuned for how you can be involved in the community engagement process for this exciting public art project.


Find a complete listing of Mankato outdoor public art on the Google map below.