I CHALLENGE YOU, the next time you are strolling Main Street, Anywhere, to look for art.
Hogan Brothers Acoustic Cafe sells original art showcased on its walls, plus serves up some great soup and sandwiches and more.
Not just the obvious, as in art created as art.
See all the art going on here in the stone, the angles, the door, etc. in the alley by The Contented Cow.
But art that weaves itself into the streetscape, into the fabric that defines a downtown.
Attractive sandwich board signage designed to draw shoppers into Glass Garden Beads and the Eclectic Goat.
Notice the colors, the textures, the fonts, the shapes—all those details that we often overlook in our hurry.
An eye-catching window display at Northfield Yarn. (Photo edited.)
Appreciate that which someone created whether to draw your business or your eye or simply for the joy of creating.
Art is everywhere:
A kitschy painting outside a business entry.
I’ll tell you more about this piece of art in a larger scale public art project in an upcoming post.
The Northfield Arts Guild showcases fine original art. But don’t miss the stained glass art and the scene beyond on the center’s second floor.
Don’t miss the word art (poetry) imprinted upon sidewalks in Northfield’s downtown.
Love the Hogan Brothers sign and the architecture above it.
If only we will pause to notice, and appreciate, streetscape art.
FYI: All of these photos were taken this past summer in downtown Northfield, Minnesota.
© Copyright 2014 Audrey Kletscher Helbling