The Duluth Street Art Initiative to lead public art project downtown

On September 9-12, The Duluth Street Art Initiative, a local non-profit dedicated to bringing public art to the streets of Duluth, will team up with local artists and business/property owners in the 100 block of W. Superior Street in Downtown Duluth to create a large public art installation in the alley behind North Shore Bank, Duluth Cosmetology School, Dubh Linn’s Irish Pub and Men as Peacemakers.

The painting is being designed and led by artist Paul LaJeunesse, an Assistant Professor of Art at the College of St. Scholastica.

He along with other local artists including Alyssa Swanson, Jeffrey T. Larson, Mana Bear Bolton and Michelle Misgen will be working diligently over several days to add some much needed color and creativity to the alley. They are also looking for painting volunteers from the community to leave their mark and be a part of the project.

To volunteer, call or text Hannah at (218)341-6645. No prior painting experience is necessary, just a great attitude and willingness to get a little messy. Food and beverages will be provided for the artists and painting volunteers.

. On Sunday, September 12 from noon to 3 p.m., the Duluth Street Art Initiative is hosting a community celebration with food, music and other local entertainment. The event is free to all of our volunteers and open to the public. All are welcome and encouraged to come view the artwork and meet the artists. For more information and to make a donation to the initiative, visit its website at www.duluthstreetart.org and follow the Facebook page, Duluth Street Art Initiative.

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