Dave Loewenstein and Ashley Laird are mural artists from Lawrence, Kansas, who've been creating a mural in Sioux Falls' Whittier neighborhood's Meldrum Park. They attended community meetings and visited public schools in Sioux Falls to understand the international character of the neighborhood earlier this year before starting work on the mural. Tonight at 6, the public is invited to help celebrate Meldrum Park's incredible new 150 foot long mural. Mayor Mike Huether and other distinguished guests will speak. The mural is located at the corner of 6th & Lewis. Initiated by Whittier Middle School students in teacher Lela Himmerich's class in 2011, this community-based project is a true collaborative effort. Over the last year, visiting artists, Loewenstein, Laird, and Nate Buchholz, met with more than one hundred neighborhood residents and area students groups do research, develop the images and paint the mural. The project is being coordinated by the Sioux Falls Arts Council and is supported by an "Our Town" grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Celebration Of Meldrum Park Mural Tonight
By Nathan Puhl • Jul 31, 2013