A community approach to art; over 200 participate in Mankato’s Old Town community mural

Thanks to an artist, a business owner and 250 strangers, an alley wall in Mankato’s Old Town has a splash of color.

The colorful mural on the side of Bellissimo Paint and Coatings, 417 North Riverfront Drive, features a series of mandalas designed by St. Peter artist Michael Cimino, and painted with the help of Bellissimo co-owner Justin Ek and his staff, with plenty of room for whoever wanted to fill in the gaps with paint donated by neighboring business Diamond Vogel.

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