Public Art & KAC

SCULPTING COMMUNITY: A NEW OUTDOOR DESTINATION 

Whether you are seeking a creative outlet, a place to relax or a space that connects you to community, Krasl Art Center’s reimagined campus serves as a dynamic, inclusive outdoor place to engage with the arts, nature and each other. With the specially commissioned sculpture Rising Crossing Tides by Richard Hunt as the centerpiece, the campus inspires residents of the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor area and visitors alike to foster meaningful change by giving people a place that “makes life more worthwhile.”

The campus and sculpture create a dynamic place where memories can be made, creative minds are engaged and community residents and visitors can come together.

Sculpting Community at KAC offers a park-like destination. It is the perfect venue for artistic programs, performances and community celebrations – all with the framing of the Richard Hunt sculpture as the backdrop.

The outdoor space allows Krasl Art Center to further its mission outdoors by reducing barriers to entering and engaging with public art. KAC invites visitors to come as they are and experience the center on their own terms, and explore the public art in our community.

As part of this mission, Krasl Art Center is proud to display 40+ public permanent and temporary sculptures located throughout St. Joseph and Benton Harbor within 3.8 miles of the center.

Sculpting Community is supported by a gift from 1st Source Bank Foundation.

Learn about the monumental centerpiece sculpture, Rising Crossing Tides, from the artist RIchard Hunt in the video below.


RICHARD HUNT SCULPTURE COMMISSION                              

Richard Hunt’s site-specific, monumental sculpture Rising Crossing Tides is the welcoming focal point of KAC’s campus. The people-centered sculpture creates a gateway to KAC and St. Joseph’s downtown cultural corridor.


RICHARD HUNT

Richard Hunt is among the most prolific and well-known artists of public sculpture in the nation. His sculptures can be seen in museum collections nationwide – from the Art Institute of Chicago to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


KRASL ART CENTER

Krasl Art Center (KAC)  is the epicenter of creativity within southwest Michigan. Thanks to the beneficence of George and Olga Krasl, KAC was built with the vision to make life more worthwhile. Today, KAC is an established art museum,  public art advocate, and regional art center with a dynamic outdoor campus that provides an inclusive public space to engage with the arts, nature and each other.