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Merry Mural Making Photos – 6/24/17


Thanks to Anna VanDemark for photographing the adorable children who helped paint murals for the HBC Fence Project.

If you missed the first Merry Mural Making day, then plan to join us:

Saturday | July 1 | 10am-2pm
Hiawatha Valley Marine Shelter
West Lake Winona

Everyone is welcome to come and paint! The murals will be part of the permanent HBC Fence Art Project.

Questions? Call Julia Crozier at 507-474-6879 or email

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The HBC Fence is a project of the River Arts Alliance.


HBC Fence Dedication

River Arts Alliance will hold a dedication of Phase 1 of the HBC Fence Project on Tuesday, June 28 at 4:00 P.M. The fence is located at the foot of Main Street at the entrance to Levee Park. The fence depicts a history of communications through a series of murals painted by community members and… Continue Reading

HBC Fence Art Project

HBC Fence Art Project

River Arts Alliance has been working with Hiawatha Band Communications to install artwork on their fence.   RAA received a $10,000 Legacy grant from SEMAC to do the first 60 feet of the fence. The intention is to finish the entire fence in stages over a two-three year period.  The total length of the fence along… Continue Reading