When: September 11th to 25th
Where: Caponi Art Park
Parking: Main parking lot
More Information: Caponi Art Park is participating in Eagan Art Block again this year. From September 11th to 25th there will be community art events and activities taking place all within a one-square-mile area in the center of Eagan. All activities are fun for the whole family and a great way to get outside to enjoy some beautiful fall days! See below for more information on what is happening at the park. You can view a map of all Art Block activities here.
Quick overview of our events:
Community art project at the Kick-Off event
Free Guided Tours — Register Here!
Artist Encounter: Wayne Potratz
Schedule of Events
Eagan Art Block Kickoff
Saturday, September 11
Eagan Art House
Stop by the Eagan Art House and say hello to Caponi Art Park staff to learn about the programs and educational opportunities offered at the park. While you’re at the table, contribute to a community art piece that will be displayed at our “Shell-ebration” of Art and Nature on September 18th.
A “Shell-ebration” of Art and Nature
Saturday, September 18
Caponi Art Park
Caponi Art Park is taking a day to celebrate one of its favorite animal residents—the turtle. Visit the park for some craft activities and a special opportunity to hear from Minnesota artist Wayne Potratz, the creator of the recently installed sculpture, The Last Turtle Wain.
“Weave Your Own Turtle Friend” Craft Activity
Join the Caponi Art Park education staff to create your own tiny turtle using yarn and mini craft sticks—great for all ages!
“Pour Your Own Turtle Friend” Craft Activity
Mimic the process of metal casting by pouring colorful melted wax into turtle-shaped molds. Caponi Art Park staff will be on site to assist.
Artist Encounter: Wayne Potratz and The Last Turtle Wain
Learn about an exciting new sculpture from the artist who created it! Wayne Potratz has been a central figure in Minnesota’s metal casting community for decades and regularly features turtle iconography in his work.
Free Guided Tours
Sunday, September 19 & Saturday, September 25
All tours meet in the main parking lot
Get an up-close look at many of our favorite sculptures while walking through the curated landscape of Caponi Art Park. Experience the work of CAP founder, Anthony Caponi, along with select pieces by guest artists and the ever-changing artwork of nature. Tour capacity is limited; reserve your spot here/below.
North-Side Sculpture Tour
Book This Tour Here:
September 19 11:00–11:45 a.m. or 1:00–1:45 p.m.
September 25 11:00- 11:45 a.m. or 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
The north-side sculpture tour explores a broad selection of Anthony Caponi’s life’s work and features a meaningful new acquisition that preserves Caponi’s legacy of artistic influence in Minnesota and beyond.
South-Side Sculpture Tour
Book This Tour Here:
September 19 12:00–12:45 p.m.
September 25 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Join CAP educators on a trek through the southside of the park, a brand new tour developed just for this year’s Art Block! Don’t miss a wagon, a dragon, some hidden faces, and a few scenic places to round out your Caponi Art Park experience.