$1,000 Reward Offered for Information on Art Vandalism

Edina Promenade public art has been vandalized four times this year, most recently between Nov. 18 and Nov. 20.

"Look and You Will Find It" by Kate Christopher / Credit: City of Edina
"Look and You Will Find It" by Kate Christopher / Credit: City of Edina

The Edina Crime Prevention Fund is offering a $1,000 reward for information on the vandalism of an Edina Promenade sculpture, according to a city news release.

“Look and You Will Find It” featured six figurines until one was pried off sometime between Nov. 18 and Nov. 20, causing nearly $2,000 in damage. It was the fourth piece of public art vandalized on the Edina Promenade this year.

“These senseless acts do not represent the residents of Edina, and our growing reputation as a City known for its public art,” the release quoted Barbara La Valleur, chairwoman of the Edina Public Art Committee. “Vandalizing public art affects the livelihood of the artists. We’re hoping the missing piece of this statue will be returned.”

The fund is offering a reward “for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible” for the vandalism. Those with information can contact the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1600 any time of day. The identity of callers may remain confidential.

The Edina Crime Prevention Fund is the sole judge of any dispute regarding the reward, and any decision on any issue connected with the reward is final.

Mike B. December 04, 2013 at 01:18 PM
When and if they find the vandals, the police should force the vandals to stand in -10 degree weather next to the statues with an "I am an idiot" sign around their necks. Then throw them in jail with a big fine to replace/fix the statues. I am betting the vandals were not from Edina. Most of Edina's problems come from Minneapolis, Richfield, or SLP.
Rob December 05, 2013 at 10:08 AM
I'm glad to see Mike B's xenophobia isn't reserved just for the comments section of other suburbs. I'm sure there are plenty of trouble making kids in Edina that could have been responsible for this. Those children of privilege probably got bored trashing other cities' property.


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