The Silo Art fundraising committee is excited to announce that the fundraising goal of $250,000 has been raised. The project received funding through private donations from over sixty individuals and local foundations, as well as the City of Mankato Community Grant.

“We are overwhelmed by the positive support for this project and how quickly we were able to reach the fundraising goal. This points to the fact that our community is ready for this type of public art and they are excited to be part of this monumental project.”, said Noelle Lawton, executive director of Twin Rivers Council for the Arts.

With fundraising secured, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, the City Center Partnership and Ardent Mills can focus on project logistics, including community engagement sessions to finalize the design, site preparations and of course, a community celebration to commemorate the completed mural.

The actual painting of the mural will begin in late summer and is slated for completion in the fall of 2019. The Silo Art Project is a joint initiative of Twin Rivers Council for the Arts and the City Center Partnership in order to improve the vitality and livability of City Center Mankato. Audra Shaneman, Director of the City Center Partnership states, “Creating art in unsuspecting places generates interest and curiosity. This project will bring visitors, artists and locals alike to experience downtown in a new way.”