midway murals 2.0 Crowdfunding is live!
The Midway Public Art Working Group is launching 2 new projects for 2017. The first is a mural restoration project of Picnic at Newell Park, a 30 year-old mural by local artist Chris Baird at the corner of Snelling and Englewood Avenues. The second is a collaboration with Hamline University on a new mural at 742 Snelling Avenue, just across the street at the same intersection. This new Hamline mural will be led by a local emerging artist, who will be selected by the end of May. The recent RFP for this project generated 11 excellent proposals, from which the 3 finalists were selected. Those finalists are: Sarah Lentz, Lee Blauersouth, and Ilana Budenosky. Learn more about them here. We look forward to their final presentations in mid-April!
To help fund these projects we are launching another Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign from April 11 to May 11, and we need your support to help us reach our $9,000 goal. Two years ago, over 300 people made Midway Murals possible by supporting our Indiegogo campaign, and we are again asking for your support.