ARTWN Ferndale

 Downtown Ferndale is ARTWN. 


From street art to art fairs, billboard-size canvases to pimped pots, artist created bus stop 

benches to colorful building murals, Downtown Ferndale’s existing public art inventory has 

satiated some of the demand for public art but it has also whet the public’s appetite.  

Consistently and repeatedly, stakeholders have asked for more.   


With generous support from MotorCity Casino Hotel, the Ferndale Downtown Development 

Authority is ready to deliver as requested. The DDA has partnered with renowned curator 

John Sauve to make Downtown Ferndale an outdoor gallery featuring the work of 

America’s leading sculptures – from coast to coast AND locally grown. For the next two 

years, these sculptures will stimulate conversation, perhaps stir controversy, inspire others 

AND establish Downtown Ferndale as the ARTWN it is.