The Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival returns this fall with six new outdoor murals and three days of family-friendly events and programs in the Creative Enterprise Zone district of the south St. Anthony Park.

The free, public festival will be held from Sept. 14 to 16. Four local and two national muralists began creating their art works in June.

2023 Chroma Zone muralists are:

•  Hend Al-Mansour (St. Paul)

•  Leslie Barlow (Minneapolis)

•  Philipo Dyauli (Minneapolis)

•  Sydney James (Detroit) @sydneygjames

•  Max Sansing (Chicago)

•  Wes Winship (Minneapolis) @wzzwnshp

Since 2019, the Chroma Zone has been adding outdoor public murals to reflect the creativity happening in the area; present a more welcoming and inclusive narrative and foster connection in a fast growing mixed-use commercial and residential neighborhood in St. Paul.

Muralists are given walls and the freedom to explore themes and imagery that is meaningful to them.

Since 2019, Chroma Zone has produced 43 murals in the Zone; 82% by local artists, 80% by BIPOC (Black Indigenous and Peoples of Color) and 50% by women.

One of the murals at 692 Glendale Street by Muralist Hibaaq Ibrahim. Photo from the Creative Enterprise Zone.

The festival is produced by the Creative Enterprise Zone, a city-recognized district nonprofit whose mission is to attract and support creative people and businesses. It is located in the Raymond and University avenue neighborhood of St. Paul. 

Submitted by the Creative Enterprise Zone.

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