What We're Up To
Historic Highland Pool House
The pool (bath) house is a historic WPA building that's being underutilized. We are advocating that this community asset be re-purposed and given new life with a focus on supporting arts and community in the Highland Park area.
This is a long-term vision that involves conversation and collaboration with other community partners and stakeholders.
Ford Site Development
The St. Paul Public Art Ordinance dedicates 1% of all eligible capital project costs to be used for public art. The City states "public art strengthens public places and enhances and promotes St. Paul's identity as a livable and creative city, and a desirable place to live, work and visit." We will work to ensure these resources are used to bring public art and creative peacemaking to this space.
FoHA sponsors the work of Highland Community Initiative and their endeavors to preserve images, source oral histories, and celebrate the history and heritage of the Highland Park area.
FoHA is rooted in arts education and advocacy. Our earliest events were centered around promoting and celebrating student artists in our community. We continue to seek new ways to bring art to students and take pride in our annual Spring Showcase event in collaboration with Highland Park Senior High.
FoHA believes that community is strengthened and our lives are made richer through access to the arts and creative opportunities. Community art initiatives include events such as Poolhouse Rock, Comedy Improv, past involvement with the Highland Fest Art Fair, and upcoming events that revolve around public art installed in the Highland Park area.