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Southwest LRT PLACES

PLACES: Public Art and Community Engagement Southwest LRT

Partners are working to establish the Southwest Light Rail Transit Corridor as a renowned public art destination marked by exciting art installations and placemaking projects that represents the vibrant cultures and communities the Southwest LRT line will connect.

PLACES, or Public Art and Community Engagement Southwest, is a collaborative effort to integrate public art and placemaking projects near future light rail stations in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie.

The goal of the PLACES initiative is to create vibrant and equitable places near future LRT stations through authentic collaboration, engagement, and public art.

The Southwest LRT (METRO Green Line Extension) is the largest public works investment in state history. The $2 billion dollar, 14-mile light rail project will tie together diverse communities and connect people from many cultures and backgrounds to new opportunities.

Art and events: Coming Summer 2021

Beginning in summer 2021, PLACES partners will plan and implement a series of temporary public art and placemaking projects to test concepts, build relationships and raise awareness about the PLACES Initiative.

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