Caponi Art Park and Ananya Dance Theatre were selected to receive the 2016 Arts Achievement Award from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.
The award highlights Caponi Art Park’s outstanding contributions to the arts and the way it has helped to integrate the arts into the social fabric and identity of our community. It clearly illustrates Caponi Art Park has become a treasured resource for the community. This video about the park was created for the award ceremony.
Other videos and recordings about Caponi Art Park
“I have to be honest—I expected a sculpture garden like the one in Minneapolis by the Walker. What I found was an urban gem… a piece of the country in the middle of the burbs.”
— Chikage Windler, Meteorologist, KSTP Channel 5 Chik’s Pics blog
“The place is so organic, the art so infused into the landscape, you might not realize you’ve stumbled upon a suburban sculpture oasis until you’re in the thick of it.”
— Stephanie Xenos, Mpls-St. Paul Magazine
“Since the late 1980’s, the Caponi Art Park has been a unique sort of refuge for the public—60 acres of wooded, rolling hills that offer a seamless blend of nature and Caponi’s bold, provocative and sometimes whimsical work.”
— Kevin Duchshere, Star Tribune
“Thanks to the foresight and generosity of a pair of Dakota County landowners, significant tracts of undeveloped land will be preserved for future generations. The value of these gifts is immeasurable—as Cherokee humorist Will Rogers pointed out, ‘They aren’t making any more land.'”
— St. Paul Pioneer Press
“The community around Eagan is developing rapidly…This is an unusual opportunity for the region. We should give it every opportunity to succeed.”
— Governor Tim Pawlenty, Star Tribune
“Designed as a suburban retreat, it is intended as an antidote to the stresses of a mobile, fast-paced society in which many people are losing touch with their roots.”
— Mark Brunswick, Star Tribune