Large-scale murals are a can’t-miss attraction – and the perfect selfie backdrop. You can find them throughout WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District.
- Bob Dylan mural by Eduardo Kobra
- Pop art mural by Greg Gossel
- Fiber art mural by Randy Walker
- “Vertical Mosaic Garden” by Damon Farber and Hennepin Theatre Trust
- Mural at 1010 Currie Avenue
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.
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 former staff member and mosaic artist, Bailey Cahlander.
1010 Currie Avenue | Completed in 2017
Strong partnerships are an important part of our work at Hennepin Theatre Trust. We teamed up with the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center and two local artists, Bianca Pettis and Erin Sayers, to create a beautiful public mural for everyone to enjoy. The mural was created as a part of 5 to 10 on Hennepin, our program that brings community together through public activities, musical performances, food, and public art.
This mural and 5 to 10 on Hennepin brought national attention to our wonderful city through funding provided by a Southwest Airlines’ Heart of the Community grant and technical assistance by Project for Public Spaces.