Public Art Murals and Frescoes
Public Art Murals
Created by artist Frank Gosiak, two large, colored public art murals, depicting the logging era and main street Little Falls in the early 1900's, grace the façade of the Hennepin Paper Co. warehouse on Broadway Avenue West across from Cass Gilbert Depot. A third Gosiak mural "Door into the Past" depicts the history of Little Falls evolving into present day Little Falls. The mural is located at the intersection of Broadway Avenue East and Second Street. Video about Murals
Public Art Frescoes
Little Falls is the home of three public art frescoes, all created by artist Charles Kapsner, installed at Lindbergh Elementary School. The first, completed in 1994, is called "The Stewardship" and portrays the life, work, and values of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., the American aviator, who lived here as a boy. The second is a 19' x 41' monument entitled "Beginnings," which tells the story of Central Minnesota's history. This piece was completed in May 2001. The frescoes can be viewed by appointment at Lindbergh School, located at 102 9th Street SE ("The Stewardship" is visible 24 hours/day on the 9th Street entry side). For more information visit www.buonfresco.com.
Other Public Art:
If you explore Little Falls, you will find bike racks at historic locations, parks, and family-friendly spots. Some of the places include the Carnegie Library and the Charles Lindbergh House & Museum there is 16 total bike rack all around Little Falls. To see a full list of locations, pick up a Public Artbook at the Little Falls Visitor Center or other various locations around town.
Garbage Can Art
Art is in the eye of the beholder and Little Falls has many artists that have worked together to bring art to the streets. They have decorated 27 city garbage can that can be found at parks around the city and in the downtown. To see a full list of locations, pick up the Public Artbook at the Little Falls Visitor Center or other various locations around town.
Window clings, or see-thru art is photos that are a representation of Little Falls history and icons that share the town’s industry, success, and some famous folks too. There are 6 in total in the historic downtown of Little Falls. To see a full list of locations, pick up the Public Artbook at the Little Falls Visitor Center or other various locations around town.