Artists selected to revitalize downtown

Five local artists have been selected by Visit Minot to revitalize downtown spaces. Creation of the Minot Artists on Main Street art installations and activities will be completed by early October 2023.

The art will be located in the alleyway space beginning at Magic City Hoagies and ending at Drop Zone. Artists and projects include:

— EJ Rose: Magic City Magic, a mural of a boy creating his own world with the magic of his imagination and paintbrush.

— Max Patzner: Why Not Minot, a fun mural celebrating Minot and its catchphrase “Why Not Minot.”

— Jazmine Schultz: Magic City Sun Sail, a crocheted yarn installation bringing color and shade.

— Rachel Alfaro: Alley I-Spy!, interactive game of I-Spy with imagery inspired by downtown Minot.

— Mackenzie Ploof: Troll Stroll, habitats with trolls paying homage to the area’s Scandinavian roots.

“Minot has a robust and unique art scene and is the home to a wealth of local visual artists,” said Eden Jackson-Jones, digital marketing manager at Visit Minot. “This walking tour will showcase our community through the eyes of artists. We believe visitors and area residents who walk through the exhibits will be inspired by our local talent.”

Project funding was provided by the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The selection process was led by Visit Minot in conjunction with Minot Area Council of the Arts. The goal of Minot Artists on Main Street grant is to further the interest in exploring and visiting Downtown Minot.


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