Community Art Projects

TMA will host 4 major community art projects each year.
Help us share art with our community!

The 2021 line-up is:

What You’ve Got by Katie Ries

June 26, 2021 during Appleton’s Farm Market
8:00am – 12:30pm @ TMA

Katie Ries made one thousand clay seedballs with regionally-specific wildflower seeds that we will trade with Farm Market guests. Guests exchange a seedball for “what you’ve got” in your pocket!

How it works!

  • Leave something in place of every seedball you take.
  • Throw the seedball somewhere it will not be mowed or trampled.
  • Return to that place often as you watch the wildflowers grow.
  • Artist Katie Ries will create a piece of artwork with all of the objects traded.

Traded items, St. Norbert College, 2014

Orange Consumables – SGCI – Knoxville, TN, 2015

Art at the Park

July 24-25, 2021
All day, both days
City Park, Appleton

This year at Art at the Park, we will host TWO community art projects. Check them out.

Steamroll Printmaking with Tyla Hilfreich
Sponsored by Miron Construction

Watch as artist Tyla Hilfreich creates GIANT prints using ink, paper, and a steamroller! Art at the Park visitors can try their hand a printmaking using stamps or foam sheets and paint.

Sculpture Welding with Nate Hatch
Sponsored by Miller Electric and Sculpture Valley

Watch Nate Hatch weld a sculpture live. More details coming soon!

21st Century Dream Catcher and Storytelling with artists Debra Morningstar and Kay Kobussen

October 30, 2021 at Appleton’s Farm Market
8:00am – 12:30pm outside TMA

Learn about the cultural significance of the Dream Catcher from artists Debra Morningstar and Kay Kobussen. Help Kay sculpt a large Dream Catcher from materials supplied by Nature and the Earth, and listen to Debra explain the significance of the Dream Catcher and the materials you use. The final Dream Catcher will hang in TMA’s Atrium throughout Native American Heritage Month (November). More details coming soon!