September 25

Arts & Culture, Festival

Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival Closing Event

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Celebrate 10 new murals in the Creative Enterprise Zone

Location: Creative Enterprise Zone

825 Carleton St , Saint Paul , Minnesota

Enjoy free, family-friendly festival events and tours, including a virtual artist talk, art exhibit and pop-up shop, guided bike tours, and a projected outdoor multi-media show with live dance performances! 

Come join us in celebrating another successful Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival and the completion of 10 new murals in the CEZ by these talented muralists:

Kao Lee Thao • Holly "Miskitoos" Henning • Aaron Johnson Ortiz • Marlena Myles • Missy Whiteman • Alex Smith • Peyton Scott Russell • Katrina Knutson • Rock "Cyfi" Martinez • Thomasina Topbear

Guided Mural Tours by Bike

Departing from Dogwood Coffee, 825 Carleton St, Saint Paul
9 am & 12:00 noon

Join the Saint Paul Bike Coalition and Move Minnesota for a fun, casual group ride to see the new 2021 Chroma Zone festival murals in the CEZ. Register in advance for the tour. Come early or stay late to enjoy a warm beverage at Dogwood Coffee and tour all the murals in and around Charles and Carleton Streets.

Allow time to check-in and sign a ride waiver. Bike tours are open to riders ages 18+. Helmets are required. Tours will depart at 9:15 am and 12:15 pm. 

Self-Directed Mural Tours @ Murphy Rigging

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Walk, run, bike or drive to see 39+ murals of the Creative Enterprise Zone, including 10 NEW 2021 Chroma Zone murals created by Kao Lee Thao, Marlena Myles, Aaron Johnson-Ortiz, Missy Whiteman, Holly Miskitoos Henning, Katrina Knutson, Thomasina Topbear, Peyton Scott Russell, Alex Smith and Rock “Cyfi” Martinez.

Free mural maps will be available from 5–7 p.m. from the CEZ tent located near Thomasina Topbear’s “Unci Maka” mural on the south wall of Murphy Rigging along Territorial Road. Watch for new downloadable mural content including suggested tour routes and commentary text. More at 

Celestial Embodiment: X Expanded Cinema Live Painting and Performance

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Bro-Tex NOTE: East Wall, access from Territorial (map)

Celestial Embodiment: X Expanded Cinema is a montage of video projection, a live score, Indigenous dancing, hip-hop, and spoken word, with a collective of Indigenous artists led by Missy Whiteman. This experience takes place concurrent with Whiteman’s mural Celestial Embodiment; this canvas creates an immersive environment that transcends time and place. Guided by ancestral knowledge systems, traditional stories, and contemporary forms of expression, the expanded cinema program features performances by Indigenous artists.

Socializing begins at 7:00 pm with an opening event at 7:30, and cinematic performance at 8:00, followed by a Q&A with the artist and filmmaker.

The event is outdoors and subject to rain/weather delays. Please dress accordingly and bring your own lawn chair.

Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) is an Emmy-nominated writer, director, producer and multimedia artist. Whiteman understands her work to be a voice for her ancestors, their stories and ancestral wisdom. Her late father Ernest Whiteman influenced her work with the gift of artistic vision and the practice of art as ceremony.

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