4th Street Block Party – St. Paul Murals Project
Thursday, September 28, 5 – 7 p.m.
On 4th Street, between Robert and Jackson Street, St. Paul
Have happy hour on the street and toast the M’s new murals in downtown St. Paul!
We’re celebrating the M’s newly commissioned murals with a block party on 4th Street: enjoy food and drink from Twin Cities Pita and 12welve Eyes Brewery, and live music from Realtree. Step up to Public Art Saint Paul’s Utopian Podium and partake of the fun and games on offer courtesy of the SPARKit mobile trailer.
The M has commissioned three works, all of them honoring Hmong culture and creative heritage. One mural is on the Jackson Street parking ramp; a second tape-based mural appears along 4th Street, on the windows of the Pioneer Endicott building; a third work, a portrait series on canvases, will be unveiled at Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA) in a celebration in St. Paul’s Little Mekong neighborhood. The murals are being created by guest artist Vanghoua Anthony Vue (Brisbane, Australia) in partnership with local artists Xee Reiter, Christina Vang, Melissa Vang, Nicolazzi Xiong, and Shoua Yang.
Saint Paul Mural Projects are made possible, in part, by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with support from the City of Saint Paul, Lowertown Future Fund, Saint Paul Neighborhood STAR program, PAK Properties, Hmong Museum, Center for Hmong Arts and Talent, Wet Paint, Griffith University, Sherwin Williams, Asian Economic Development Association, Studia H, and Public Art Saint Paul.
The M’s exhibitions and programs are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant and an Arts Access grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.