The nice thing about smart phones is you can find all sorts of useful information. I asked someone about "the mural with hands" that I'd seen in one of her photos. She didn't know where it was so my husband did what any smart man with a smart phone would do, he googled it.
Well, now that we figured out where it was, we had to go see it for ourselves. So we declared a Spontaneous Street Mural Scavenger Hunt! and we headed off to find it and the other murals.
While on our way, JD read us some interesting information from the RNeighbors website that he found the murals on:
- RColorful Corners was inspired by successful projects in Portland, Oregon and St. Paul, Minnesota.
- In Portland, 87% of the residents in neighborhoods with similar street art said that they felt safer and that it contributed to less crime.
What good sports. I didn't make them all get out of the car for the rest of the pictures.
Just south of the intersection at 48th Street NW and 20-1/2 Avenue NW.
At the intersection of 7th Street and 7th Avenue SW.
At the intersection of 5th Avenue and 7th Street SE
|Bonus art by the Kaleidoscope Flower: |
Tulips made out of tractor seats.
On 2nd Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets NW
|They heart the goose.|
|"Tree of Knowledge"|
Near the intersection of 17th Street and 2nd Avenue NE
|Kaitlin & Lexi at the Tree of Knowledge.|
We got a kick out of the last mural's name. Like, wasn't the Tree of Knowledge a forbidden thing?
I'm not sure if we got all the murals, because the website doesn't really definatively list them all. It just lists a schedule of which ones were to be repainted in 2012.
Next I'm going to declare a Spontaneous Painted Goose Hunt! and make my kids pose for pictures with each of the painted geese in Rochester.
And after that, we'll have a Spontaneous Painted Electrical Boxes Scaventer Hunt!
And a Spontaneous Painted Bench Hunt!
So many possibilities.