Artists, creatives and makers will be using their talents and outside-of-the-box thinking to make a creative impact in the Two Harbors Waterfront Business District in 2021 and 2022!
Lead Artists: Kim & Jose Leon
We are going to professionally video/audio record area musicians and visual performance artists performing at locations within the Harbor Wave Project Waterfront Business District, sometimes with a live pop-up public audience, and present the performance in audio format when applicable on KTWH, Two Harbors Community Radio 99.5fm as well as on the KTWH YouTube channel. This can highlight the best of the Waterfront and its businesses in more ways than one and in everlasting virtual format as well as live and in real time.
Sunday August 22, Seagren's Hardware Back Porch, alley side, guitar virtuoso Severio Mancieri at 1:30pm and then country singer guitarist, Ty Johnson at that same location at 3pm.
Lead Artist: Eric Klepinger
The creation of small chalk art murals or sidewalk art once a month for 7 months done outside seven different shops within the specified Two Harbors area, promoted via social media, press releases, etc. The goal is to bring visitors to Two Harbors using the art as a monthly draw.
Lead Artist: Kenna Coan
This parklet project is designed to entice people who are exploring the waterfront, to walk closer to downtown and hopefully increase foot traffic on 1st Ave by providing a colorful area visible from the waterfront. The parklet is located in front of Louise's Place Cafe + Pantry Provisions. A parklet is a sidewalk extension that provides additional space and amenities for those using the street / sidewalk. I will provide seating, tables with games, greenery, and safety measures for the parklet. I hope this will be a fun place for families to hang out. This parklet will incorporate the Little House in the Garden project.
Lead Artists: Valencia Ruprecht & Marc Wallace
Our main goal of the project is to create an accessible place for families to bring their young children. Our little library in a garden bed will carry books, chalk and art projects for young children (1.5 years old to 8 years old). We envision a beautifully painted Little Library filled with handmade books and art projects in a bed of local plants at a child's height. It will be located near Louise's Place Pantry + Provision
Lead Artists: Rachel Baxter & Megan Finegan
Wind in the Leaves is a sculptural installation. It will consist of a steel sculpture frame with four sides, each side is shaped like a leaf. The sculpture will invite people out of their cars to listen to the chimes and to enjoy looking at how the light is caught by the wire wrapped sea glass. In using items like driftwood, smooth Lake Superior stones, and sea glass, the installation will speak to the sense of place of the Two Harbors while beautifying a small patch of the downtown. The sculpture is located between the Train Depot and Voyageur's Art Center.
Lead Artist: Lon Church
Curling, crashing waves will be painted on the blue exterior wall at the corner of 1st Avenue and 6th Street (Waterfront Drive), opposite the Post Office. (Superior Finds). The Summerblue art camp staff and youth will collaborate in creating this mural.
Lead Artist: Renee Moe
Dancers will set up in front of downtown businesses or the train depot to perform short and sweet dance pieces set to music. Tap dancers will engage the audience (or shoppers walking by) in call and response music. Tap boxes will be created and used for the performances. Their first performance will be at the Moonlight Music & Market in downtown on Friday, August 13th.
Lead Artists: Kristen Pless, Jen Dietrich & Jolene Brink
An outdoor exhibit showcasing the work of three local artists: a painter, a photographer, and a writer. A slideshow of our work will be projected onto a screen visible from the Castle Danger patio and available for anyone in the public to enjoy. This artistic collaboration will highlight our shared aesthetics of space, water, and land visible across all three disciplines on display. Together, this cross-disciplinary collaboration will reimagine our shared environment and experience as artists living on the North Shore. Exhibit will take place in September.
Lead Artist: Donna Heil
During the Edna G Tugboat Anniversary Celebration, I am planning a project in the main bar area of the building at 602 1st Ave. My plan is to have speakers who sailed the Great Lakes with a story to tell or to provide a question-and-answer opportunity. This would be videotaped and placed on YouTube for future historical reference. This provides other folks who are shut in and cannot come to the program to enjoy it as well. I will include artists who photograph, paint, draw or build replicas of the ships to display their work as an exhibit.
Lead Artist: Susan Rosette
The Story is about a play on words, The Harbor WAVE Project with hands waving. The idea of the hands waving and having bright colors with local businesses on the hands, or local attractions with in the project area would be fun. People will see it from a distance and as you get closer you can engage by touching a hand and learning about a local business. It can be moved around and resembles a whimsical wind whirly. There is a lot of wind off the lake so it will be a piece of art.
Lead Artists: Nichole, Jonah, Caia & Iris Cannon
People get to search for hidden mythological/fantasy creatures that are hidden outside. We will be making mini fantasy creatures from wire, paper-mache, cardboard, mod podge, saran wrap, material, chain, glass jars and knick knacks. Will will hide them and people can find them using the free geocaching app or by using the Creature map we will create.
Lead Artist: Amber Williams
The youth of Two Harbors get to create thank you cards showcasing we care for the hard workers of Two Harbors. Thank you, cards, dedicated to the hospital, doctors office, and police workers who have worked tirelessly to keep us safe during this pandemic. Cards will be displayed at Port City Nutrition until July 7th, before giving them to first responders and health care workers.