New street murals

The City of Minneapolis Department of Arts & Cultural Affairs has unveiled two new artist-designed asphalt murals on 21st Avenue in south Minneapolis. The murals are located near Folwell Community School and South High and are part of Public Works’ Safe Routes to School program.  The goal of Safe Routes to School is to make travel safer for kids throughout the city as they go to and from school and around their neighborhoods. “Research suggests that asphalt art can work in combination with other safety countermeasures to help lower vehicle speeds, reduce crashes, and improve traffic safety on our streets,” said Minneapolis Public Works Director Tim Sexton. “Over the next two years, we’ll evaluate safety outcomes at these two intersections with the goal to provide students with a safer route to school.” 
Artists Constanza Caraballo and Marco Aguero worked with students from Folwell and South High to design and paint the murals.  “We have had an incredible experience working with the students, and their enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication have been truly inspiring,” said Carballo and Aguero. “Watching them come together to bring this project to life has been a rewarding journey, showcasing the power of community and collaboration. We are proud to see their artistic talents shine and grateful for the opportunity to guide and support them in this endeavor.”
Mural locations: 
• Folwell Community School: Intersection 21st Ave. S. and 35th St. 
• South High Mural: Intersection of 21st Ave. S. and 31st St. 


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