Minneapolis, Minnesota: Mari's Place - Yard Art from Junk

A decorated house and yard by artist Mari Newman features collected consumer discards piled in shopping carts. Some neighbors thinks it's an eyesore. In 2012, yard was reported cleaned up; house exterior is still a colorful riot.
5117 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
South Minneapolis, on Penn Ave. south of W 51st St.
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Mari's Place

The house is still painted and colorful, but there is nothing in the front yard aside from grass. Their is a smaller shed/garage in the backyard that is also painted. As far as yard art..... there is nothing, but the house is cool to look at and walk around.

[Janelle, 05/27/2019]

Mari's Place.

Mari's Place - Yard Art from Junk

Mari's yard has been cleaned up, but the house is still decorated.

[ThorEric, 09/01/2012]

The loss of the yard spectacle shaves off quite a few detour points. Desperately hoping it was a temporary hoarder intervention....

Mari's Place - Yard Art from Junk

Sculpture garden of consumerism consists of grocery carts full of the stuff we ignore in our houses and garages. Each grocery cart has a set of items -- one cart has car hubcaps, one cart has furnace ducts, one cart has pop cans, etc. The house is decorated, and the outdoor sculpture garden comes out in June.

[Mari Newman, 12/31/2010]

Mari's eclectic assemblage has generated controversy in her neighborhood -- some think it's an eyesore.

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