Media advisory: Mural presentation and community art celebration Saturday in Crystal

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Hennepin County Minnesota


Contact: Kyle Mianulli, Communications, 612-596-9875

Mural presentation and community art celebration Saturday in Crystal


A new wall mural by world-renowned artist and City of Crystal native Shawn McCann will be presented to community and media. The presentation will kick off Art on the Strip, a community celebration featuring interactive, family-friendly activities presented by local artists. All are welcome.


Saturday, September 28

  • Media event: 10 – 10:30 a.m.
    • Jim Adams, Mayor of Crystal
    • Shawn McCann, muralist commissioned by Cultivate Bottineau
    • Geno Okok, local artist commissioned by Cultivate Bottineau
    • Jun-Li Wang, Director of Community Development, Springboard for the Arts
    • Crystal Myslajek, Community Works Program Manager, Hennepin County
  • Art on the Strip event: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Interactive sidewalk chalk art with Ange Hwang
    • Create your own felt coasters with Keiona Cook
    • Salsa dance instruction with Elisa Oliva
    • Robot dance party with Nick Knutson
    • Make and take lawn signs with Patti Paulson
    • Crystal photo contest with David Kang
    • “What’s in Your Community” canvas art with Carolyn Sayers


  • Media event: In front of the mural, located on the building wall facing the city parking lot at Bass Lake Rd. and Elmhurst Ave.
  • Art on the Strip event: Along the businesses on the north side of Bass Lake Rd. at Sherburne Ave.
Art on the Strip map


These events conclude Cultivate Bottineau, a collaborative effort to activate spaces, build connections, celebrate diversity, and promote opportunity through local artist-led creative placemaking projects in the Bottineau Corridor to strengthen the sense of place in advance of future transit investments.

Cultivate Bottineau has engaged more than 150 local artists since it began in the summer of 2018. With support from the McKnight Foundation, this work has been coordinated by Hennepin County Bottineau Community Works and Springboard for the Arts, in partnership with the cities of Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park, and other community partners.

For more information, go to

Look for more news on the Hennepin County website at

Discover how we're making a difference in our communities at