Murals

Large-scale murals are a can’t-miss attraction – and the perfect selfie backdrop. You can find them throughout WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District.

 

Photo by Bill Hickey

15 Building, Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue | Completed in 2015

The five-story mural of Bob Dylan turned a 60-foot by 150-foot brick wall into one of the most colorful and iconic destinations in WeDo.

Designed by internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, the kaleidoscopic creation celebrates Minnesota native son, Bob Dylan, who also at one time owned the Orpheum Theatre down the street.

The project came together under the vision of R2 Companies and AIMS Real Estate, a business unit of Goldman Sachs Management Unit, and the pluck of Hennepin Theatre Trust, known for bringing art to underused spaces.

Learn more about how this massive project came to life at wedompls.org.

Photo by StevenLang

Photo by Steven Lang

930 Hennepin Avenue | Completed in 2015

Prince’s song lyric is just one unique yet timeless aspect of a mural that pays tribute to the many artists who have influenced Hennepin Avenue over the years.

Minnesota’s Greg Gossel created the pop art mural displayed on the building that was the former home of the National Camera Exchange. Gossel’s work is inspired by old comic book art, magazines and coloring books.

The mural was commissioned by American Express as part of its Small Business Saturday® Street Art project and brought to life with the help of the Trust.

Learn more about Gossel and his work at wedompls.org.

Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Avenue | Completed in 2016

In celebration of the Pantages Theatre’s 100th anniversary, the Trust worked with Randy Walker to bring his unique fiber art to a wall on the side of the Pantages.

The vibrant webs of fibers are an expression of the connections that the artist discovers and explores in the world around him.

The fiber art project was made possible with a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

900 Hennepin Avenue | Completed in 2016

Creative greening has found its place in WeDo, right next to the historic Orpheum Theatre. Three rows of LED lighting frame vines and evergreens above a 25-foot community-made mosaic.

This project is made possible by a grant from Bank of America. Damon Farber is the landscape architect for the greening portion and Arteka Companies is the landscape installation and services provider. Hennepin Theatre Trust staff members designed and constructed the mosaic mural, led by staff member and mosaic artist, Bailey Cahlander.