I happened upon this piece of street art — painted on a cardboard produce box — stapled to a utility pole near Minnehaha & 28th. Seeing it and reading its hopeful message brightened this drab day.
Photo: Maley Neil
It was a great turnout at the Longfellow Community Council’s annual Winter Warming party, held at the LCC office. Pictured here are the photographer’s son, LCC staff and board members (which include several Longfellow business owners), and the founder of the Longfellow365 project, in addition to members of the Longfellow community. For more information on LCC events, visit LCC or ‘like’ LCC on Facebook.
Photo: Patty Day
Who is this? And, how does it move about? Where will it go next? According to Jess, a cheerful server at Merlin’s Rest, this “creepy doll” has been traveling to businesses on Lake Street. In the past week it was seated on a bus stop bench on 37th ave, seated in front of the Barber School, and now, today, Merlin’s Rest!
Photo: Julia Anderson
Project Director: Marilyn Lindstrom
The Youth Muralists:
Ulises Lopez, Phia Vang, Zoe Summer Haas, Wiwastewia Day, Melinda Moux, Daniel Gomez, David Vang, Shandon Ferguson, Matthew Dunkley, Nicole Blackwolf, Sydney Latimer, Moses Gomez, Brandon Williams, Sonjee Chang, Choua Yang, Christina Mortan.
Cultural Artist Mentors:
Robert DesJarlait, Francis Yellow, Wallace Hill, Andrea Hill, Neng Lee, assistant Rush Merchant and co-director Gustavo Lira.
Photo: Hillary Oppmann
Steve Frias and his daughter Marie, the proprietors of Peppers & Fries, a new restaurant at 3900 E. Lake Street, pause for a photo during a bustling opening day. Frias grew up in the restaurant business—his parents launched Boca Chica in Saint Paul over 50 years ago. Peppers and Fries will specialize in scratch burgers and burritos, and the interior has an open, sports-themed ambience, with a focus on baseball.
Photo: Jake Mohan