Mixto Mural

Hello everyone!

In partnership with the City of Richfield and collaborating sponsors, Richfield Leadership Network worked with local artists from the Mixto Art Collective, Ricardo Perez and Sebastian Rivera Cintron, to create a new community mural.

Not only is this one of Richfield's largest pieces of public art (over 1,100 sq. ft.), but we also partnered with REM5 Studios out of St. Louis Park to turn this wall into Minnesota's First Augmented Reality (AR) Mural!

Check out this segment from KARE 11 to get a glimpse!


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How did this project come to be?

This project has been in the works since the summer of 2020. However, for various reasons, many involving Covid, efforts to begin working on a mural at this location continued to run into roadblocks.

Come spring 2022, the project was reborn with support from the Twin Cities Social Cohesion Initiative (TCSCI) - a small nonprofit acting as a fiscal sponsor backing me and Richfield Leadership Network (RLN). With TCSCI's support, I was given the time and resources to manage all the aspects of the mural's creation.

To begin, the mural team organized a block party earlier this summer at Galaxy Foods off 71st and Chicago Ave, where the mural is being painted. This event served as a time to get the community excited about the project and gain residents' insight into what they would like to see in a new mural.




Nearly 100 surveys were filled out and returned to Ricardo and Sebastian. Throughout July and into the middle of August, they took that feedback from the community and implemented it into their mural design.


We celebrated the official reveal on September 23rd with Aztec dancers, food trucks, face painting, and more. It was a wonderful time together as a community!



We hope you'll consider joining our efforts as we seek to raise the last few thousand dollars needed!

Thank you for your time and consideration,

BJ Skoog & The Mixto Mural Team

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Donations will go to the Twin Cities Social Cohesion Initiative (TCSCI). Funds will then be dispersed through TCSCI as needed. Donations are tax-deductible.

If you participate in this endeavor with us, you will receive a small, physical token of appreciation as a gift from our artists. This will be a souvenir serving as a reminder that you were a part of the team of people and organizations that turned this mural from a dream into reality...and then into augmented reality! :)





*The gift from our Mixto artists is only guaranteed for the first 100 supporters*

Thank you to our current sponsors: The City of Richfield, Mixto Art Collective, Galaxy Foods International, Richfield Leadership Foundation, Visit Richfield, Kobra Paint, Sherwin Williams, REM5 Studios, Richfield Foundation, Richfield Arts Commission, One Way Wireless Construction, Aaron Lissarague American Family Insurance, Kris Lindahl Real Estate, & Organic Lawns by LUNSETH .

Organizer

BJ Skoog 
Organizer
Minneapolis, MN
Twin Cities Social Cohesion Initiative 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.