Art in Nature at City Art Lab

City Art Lab with Denise Tennen: Adventures in Sculpture at the Westwood Hills Nature Center

Local artist Denise Tennen led a team of St. Louis Park residents in a series of City Art Lab sculpture classes at the beautiful Westwood Hills Nature Center, tucked away in the northwest corner of St. Louis Park. Participants in the class explored making sculptures using clay and natural materials, and creatively placing their artwork out in nature to be discovered by unsuspecting passersby.

City Art Lab students aren't the only ones who take creative inspiration from the nature center. Local artist Chelsey Bahe is a Westwood Hills Nature Center regular, who uses fallen materials to create mosaics all around the park. Chelsey has collaborated with SLP SEEDS at their Earth Day celebration and with Fresh Thyme at their St. Louis Park Grand Opening to show others how to get crafty with natural materials.

The Westwood Hills Nature Center is located at 8300 W. Franklin Ave, St. Louis Park, 55426. Trails are open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Be sure to visit the nature center to discover art in unusual places, or even create your own for others to enjoy.