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City Mischief to Install Mural This Weekend

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The Family Partnership commissioned the BIPOC artist collective City Mischief Murals to create a large-scale mural for the east facing exterior wall of the agency’s new Building for Better Futures resource center at 1527 E. Lake Street.

City Mischief’s name was chosen to represent “the spirit of mischief” of street art, and how cities are often an artist’s landscape. The Black, Indigenous, Latinix and Pacific Islander artist collective produces murals and creative projects with a mission focused on creating opportunities for youth and promoting healing through art. It also creates a safe atmosphere for communities of color in the Twin Cities to practice their art forms.

The vision for the mural is to reflect and celebrate the diversity and strengths of families in the Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods, and provide a welcoming presence for families and individuals accessing services at The Family Partnership.

“This mural will connect all the different cultures in the neighborhood with the younger generation, and will be especially powerful for the children attending Four Directions preschool at The Family Partnership building.”

Thomasina TopBear, a lead artist and co-organizer

Mural Installation Timing

The 54’ wide by nearly 16’ high mural will come to life by artists from City Mischief Murals using gallons of multi-colored bright paint. The artists will primarily use spray paint and a scissor lift for higher areas of the wall.

  • Saturday, July 3  10 am – 5 pm         Final outlining & touch-ups
  • Sunday, July 4    10 am – 5 pm         Finish shading & final outlines
  • Monday, July 5    4:30 pm-TBD         Final touch-ups / details

(July 6 after 4:30 pm if necessary or if thunderstorms delay painting)

City Mischief Artists on Project 

Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Pacific Islander artists from City Mischief Murals:

  •  Lead Artists/Co-organizers: Thomasina TopBear and Holly Miskitoos Henning
  • Lead Artists: Charles Garcia, Joy Spika, and Rony Lopez
  • Artists: Simone Tincher, Gala Ingram

Follow the Mural Progress and Share Your photos – Stop by to see the progress, take photos, and tag @thefamilypartnership and @citymischief on Instagram. 

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