Here is the latest “Midpoint,” our Web report on some local news and information that has come to us between our monthly print editions:
Chroma Zone closing weekend
The Creative Enterprise Zone is holding the closing weekend for its 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art festival activities on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct .1 from 5 to 8.m., Friday, there will be a night mural crawl with pop-up stops in the Raymond and University avenues area in south St. Anthony Park.
You can pick up the mural event map – or download it HERE – at one of two info booths located on the north and south sides of Raymond Station on University Ave (near Carleton and LaSalle Streets). Plan your route to murals, creative businesses and event Pop-Ups Stops along the way. Here are a few of the things you can do:
- Meet the 2022 muralists at walls within easy walking distance:
Taylor Berman @ the Dow Building * Jose Dominguez @ Terra Firma Remodeling (Charles St) * Hibaaq Ibrahim @ 692 Glendale * Geno Okok @ the Sewell Building * Few & Far @ Bro-Tex * Maiya Hartman @ Twin Cities Janitor Supply * Povi Marie@ Terra Firma Remodeling (Territorial Rd)
- Hop on the Can Can Mini Putt Putt bus to see the rest of the 2022 murals:
Jennifer Davis @ ProStop Fuel Station * Rocco Drillo @ Northwest Packaging * Alex Smith (Part 2) @ Grahn’s Upholstery * Joy Spika @ SpotWeld * Votan @ Hampden Park Co-op
- Watch a live painting demo by Black Daze on Charles Street near Raymond Avenue.
- Create poster art courtesy of Wet Paint Artists’ Materials and Framing.
- Print a coaster with Studio on Fire and find specialty drinks inside at Dogwood Coffee at Carleton Street.
- Discover modern living at The Mason on Territorial Road
- Rest on a Yellow Bench, a community initiative with Keep Architecture on Territorial Road.
- See the latest exhibit at the Smallest Museum in Saint Paul at Workhorse Coffee.
- Tour the future digs of FilmNorth (in the former SOS Furniture building) on University Avenue.
- Meet the team behind the Urban Art Mapping Project next to the Security building on University Avenue.
- Discover the future home of the Playwrights Center and hop on the Can Can Wonderland Mini Putt Putt bus at the Chroma Zone bus stop at Myrtle Street and Raymond Avenue.
- Listen to live music by Scott Coles’ the Dissenters at the Sewell Building.
- Discover local art at Dow Gallery and Picture Framing and Taylor Berman’s mural on their East wall of the Dow Artists Building at University Avenue and N. Hampden Avenue.
- Glow up with face-painting by artist and illustrator Juan T. Parker on Charles Street and learn how the Saint Anthony Park Community Council is connecting our growing community.
- Shop midcentury modern at MidModMen+Friends on University Avenue and vintage at Shag Studio
- Enjoy Irish music and a Guinness at The Dubliner at University Avcnue and Vandalia Street.
- Shop artist prints and merchandise by Taylor Berman, Jose Dominguez, and more.
- Explore restaurants and retail along University and Raymond Avenues.
Enjoy free event parking courtesy of the Update Companies at 2314 University Ave & LaSalle Street. (across from Geno Okok’s 2022 mural.)
Concert at SAP United Church of Christ
The Schubert Club’s Julie Himmelstrup Music in the Park series will present The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble at Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9.
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was created in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works with players who customarily worked together. .
For their Music in the Park Series program, which features eight string performers from the Academy orchestra, the Ensemble will perform Ricercar a 6 from “The Musical Offering” by J.S. Bach, Brahms’ String Sextet in Bb-Major, Op. 18 and Enescu’s Octet in C Major, Op. 7.
Ticket prices are from $23 to $33 apiece , and can be purchased online at schubert.org or by calling the Schubert Club Ticket Office at 651-292-3268.
SAP Garden Club meeting
The St. Anthony Park Garden Club will host a hybrid meeting event (in person at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como, as well as online via Zoom) at 6: 30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
The club’s October program is “The Practice and Art of Espalier,” presented by Philippe Gallandat.
If you’re considering joining, the club will send you a free one-time link. Please request link at least 12 hours in advance. Email SAPgardenclub@comcast.net.
Club membership is $17 annually and supports the library gardens and scholarships for horticultural students at the University of Minnesota.
See more details on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SAPGardenClub or visit the club website. http://stanthonyparkgardenclub.com/index.html
NewStudio Gallery exhibition
NewStudio Gallery, in St. Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone, welcomes Minneapolis-based international artist Harriet Bart and her installation, “Reckoning.” The exhibition opens Saturday, Oct. 8 with a free public reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
The public is also welcome to an artist’s talk at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 titled “Harriet Bart in Conversation with Nor Hall.”
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The free exhibition closes Saturday, Dec. 3. The gallery is located at 2303 Wycliff St.
Shaping Parks and Recreation department’s future
The city of St. Paul is preparing a new Parks and Recreation System Plan that will serve as a comprehensive guide to physical improvements and modifications to parks, athletic fields, recreation centers, trails and other facilities.
The system plan will balance investment in park facilities with available resources and will be the blueprint for a successful and sustainable future for St. Paul Parks and Recreation.
Citizen feedback will provide the city with information to help guide its planning process. Please use the links below to share your thoughts on the future of the Parks and Recreation Department. The survey closes Friday, Sept. 30.