Resolution Accepting Donation of Community Roots Mural

Wabasha Main Street to donate Community Roots Mural to the City of Wabasha. The Community Roots Mural was created by Sue Mundy, with support from Wabasha's Artist on Main Street program. Image: Wabasha Main Street Board of Directors Back row: Annette Hedquist, Lori Glomski, Janet Runions, Mary Flicek, and City Public Works Director Tony Johnson. Front row: Board members Craig Falkum, Dave Wogen, Mayor Emily Durand and Artist Sue Mundy. Not Included: Poet Pamela Larson and Board Members Kathy Geraghty and Laura Fredrickson.

By |March 17th, 2022|Artists on Main Street, News & Events|Comments Off on Resolution Accepting Donation of Community Roots Mural

“Wild in the City” Book Reading – December 11th at the Wabasha Public Library

Janet Runions will be presenting her book, “Wild in the City,” on Saturday morning, December 11, at 10:00 in the public library. As this years Artist on Main street Initiative project, following the theme, “Healthy Community,”Janet designed a nature book to color which encourages people to get outside and exercise. She wrote the narrative in a rhyming fashion and drawn all the illustrations based on her personal experiences of life in Wabasha. Come and join this informal gathering while you’re in town shopping. A short presentation will be given with a reading. One free book will be given to each family that attends. There will be colored pencils available if you wish to stay and color your book and talk to the artist.

By |December 8th, 2021|Artists on Main Street, News & Events|Comments Off on “Wild in the City” Book Reading – December 11th at the Wabasha Public Library

Ribbon Cutting for the Community Roots Mural

Parties in the photo include: Mayor Emily Durand and Lead Artist Sue Mundy cutting the ribbon. Posed to the left and behind Sue are the Wabasha Main Street Board and steering committee, local artists and volunteers. To the right of Mayor Durand is the Food Share Board and directors. We also invited stakeholders/funders to the photoshoot which included: WKACF- Wabasha Kellogg Area Community Foundation ,  SHIP - Wabasha Public Health, Wabasha Main Street and RETHOS Project Funds and Artist on Main Initiative, SMIF- Southeastern MN Initiative Foundation, Durand Dentistry and Blandin Foundation. All logos are on the wall, along with the individuals who volunteered at Sue Mundy's Studio to paint the Mural. Over 400 hours were put into this endeavor including both Lead Artist and community volunteers. When the Food Share moved to its current location on 142 2nd St, some people in the community, including Sue Mundy saw its long blank western wall as the perfect spot for a mural. This had the protentional to connect several ongoing challenges, food insecurity, revitalization of the downtown on this block, and a message of health and wellness. This idea became a reality with [...]

By |October 12th, 2021|Artists on Main Street, News & Events|Comments Off on Ribbon Cutting for the Community Roots Mural

Eaglets on the Fly Program – Created by Jeani Wodele

Ina Wanbli (E-nah Wanblee/mother eagle) sends her eight eaglets out to explore Wabasha, their home along the great Mississippi River. We need your help finding them! The eaglets have been named in the Dakota language of the Native Americans who once lived here. You may start anywhere along the trail. View All 8 Clues!

By |June 8th, 2021|Artists on Main Street, News & Events|Comments Off on Eaglets on the Fly Program – Created by Jeani Wodele

Wabasha Public Library – Art in the Park

The Wabasha Public Library received an Artists on Main Street Grant for Art in the Park during the summer reading program "Reading Colors Your World." Each Wednesday in June at Heritage Park children can learn and create with local artists. June 9th - Gratitude Flags with Randi Campbell, June 16th - Marbling with Dan Steffenhagen, June 23rd - Turtle Concrete Planter with SVJ Designs - Shelly Speedling, June 30th - Tie Dying with Chelsey Fenske and Beth Jewson. Contact the Library at (651) 565-3927 to register.

By |June 8th, 2021|