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Murals

Large-scale murals are a can’t-miss attraction – and the perfect selfie backdrop. You can find them throughout downtown Minneapolis.

 

Eduardo Korba painting the Bob Dylan mural in Minneapolis

Request for qualifications for X Games mural project: “X Marks the Spot: Minneapolis”

Hennepin Theatre Trust and Meet Minneapolis have partnered with the upcoming 2020 X Games committee to install a large-scale mural in the Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis in anticipation of the X Games, which take place mid-July at U. S. Bank Stadium. The project is intended to be a permanent attraction for the public to enjoy long after the X Games are concluded.

We are seeking a local/regional artist or artist team to design and install a mural that adheres to the title, “X Marks the spot: Minneapolis” and reflects the culture of action sports, which are rooted in the principals of independence, progression and self-expression. The mural should represent how the action sports culture is interpreted and expressed uniquely in the city of Minneapolis. The mural location will be announced at a later date.

Please note that this application process has closed.

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 here.

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.

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 downtown Minneapolis, 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.