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Monday, June 02, 2008

Longfellow Mural Project

The Longfellow Community Coalition has received one of the City’s Graffiti Innovation Grants and will be using this funding to create murals on sites often blighted by graffiti and vandalism this summer. Local youth will work with a contracted artist to design and paint the murals.

They are currently seeking volunteers and youth ages 12 – 16 to make this project a success. Youth will attend two afternoon sessions the week prior to the mural to learn about muraling and graffiti from an arts instructor and to develop a concept for the mural. The following weekend will be spent painting the mural with a celebration afterwards. They are also looking for adult volunteers to assist at the mural sites including priming the site ahead of time, being part of our arts advisory council to work with the artist and determine themes that reflect our neighborhood, and assisting our youth muralists on painting days.

If you are artistically inclined or have a desire to work with youth in our community, please contact Joanna at 612-722-4529 or email her at For more information come to the LCC Community Connections meeting this Tuesday, June 3rd at Longfellow Park, which is located at 3435 36th Ave S.


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