For the past 10 years, Grin City Collective has made its home in the community of Grinnell, Iowa, a vibrant, arts-focused city. Yet very little public art exists in Grinnell's downtown area. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Grin City teamed up with the Grinnell Area Arts Council (GAAC) to commission 4 works of public art for our community. 

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FOOTPRINTS OF GRINNELL
Tiberiu Chelcea (Ames, IA), tibichelcea.net
Site Location: Brown's Shoe Fit, 937 Main St

A community-based artist, Tiberiu gathered shoeprints from Grinnell community members and Brown's customers to design a two-sided print.

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SNAIL SEAT
Bounnak Thammavong (Swisher, IA)
bknock.com
Site Location: Relish, 834 Park

A custom-made bench that doubles as a rock-garden planter blends in perfectly with the luscious yard of this Grinnell restaurant. 

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SEED OF KNOWLEDGE
Stephanie Sailer (Swisher, IA), stephaniesailer.com
Site Location: Drake Community Library, 930 Park St

Expands Drake Community Library's focus on the rural landscape with a large-scale sculpture of a lantern plant or groundcherry.

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PINK MILKWORT (Polygala incarnata)

Wilma Wyss (Berkeley, CA), wyssdesign.com
Site Location: Grinnell Arts Center, 926 Broad

The mosaic sculpture represents the flower of a tiny endangered prairie plant native to Poweshiek County.