A stunning Native mural replaces decades old eyesore

Combine a City of Minneapolis graffiti elimination grant, a strong desire to remember a victim of a long-ago serial killing and mix in what some call a “cowboy” neighborhood and add a headstrong American Indian artist. The result is a stunning 40-foot mural coming to life in South Minneapolis. Located in a foreground view of Minneapolis’ downtown towers is a scene depicting an old Ojibwe dance drum surrounded by jingle dress dancers in a grassy meadow that runs somewhere under Highway 55, perhaps even sharing space with the Light Rail Maintenance Depot. Huh? Well that’s what it appears to be when you stand at the intersection of South 16th Avenue and East 18th Street. Continue Reading