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Welcome to the Walldogs on Nicollet News – In order to keep everyone up-to-date with everything that is happening with the Walldogs on Nicollet project , we’re going to be sending out the Walldogs on Nicollet News regularly between now and the Walldogs meet from July 24th to 27th, 2008. More information on the Walldogs on Nicollet can be found at www.walldogs.lyndale.org.
Walldogs Announce Mural Sites
This past week the Walldogs on Nicollet released the locations of the mural sites for this summer’s meet. Thanks to some great local businesses we’ve been able to line-up eight sites, where we’ll be painting 10 murals and signs. You can check out pictures of the sites, find out more about the artists, and see what the themes for each mural will be here .
Twin City Tattoo (3129 Nicollet Ave) – FranCisco Vargas, Lead Artist, will focus on bringing together Minneapolis’ historic and current skylines together.
Gray’s Leather (3301 Nicollet Avenunue) – Bernie Gietl, Lead Artist, will focus on Joseph Nicollet. Nicollet was a French geographer who is best known for mapping the Upper Mississippi River basin during the 1830’s.
J’s Furniture Building (3500 Nicollet Avenue) – David and Susie Butler, Lead Artists), the painting at this site will focus on the old Nicollet Ballpark and the Minneapolis Millers.
Lyndale Neighborhood Building (3537 Nicollet Avenue) – Dale Manor, Lead Artist, the painting at the LNA building will use a series of postcards to depict the history of Minneapolis and the Lyndale Neighborhood.
Salvation Army (3740 Nicollet Avenue) – Dave Petri, Lead Artist, The Salvation Army mural will focus on the history of the Salvation Army.
TNT Building (3601 Nicollet Avenue) – Adam May, Lead Artist. The TNT Mural will focus on Minneapolis’ historic street car system.
MLK Park (4055 Nicollet Avenue) – Dawn & Steve Lane, Lead Artists north side of the building, Bob Parsons, Lead Artist building front. The north side painting will focus on tying together the old and the new, with the center piece being the old park building and wading pool. The front of MLK will also get a face lift with a new sign that celebrates Martin Luther King, the park’s namesake.
Ungerman Construction (4450 Nicollet Avenue) – Bill Diaz, Lead Artist. The two paintings at the Ungerman
location will focus on the history of brewing in Minnesota.