The University Avenue Project was originally launched in 2010. Artist Wing Young Huie turned a six mile stretch of University Avenue into an art gallery of 500 photographs, mostly street scenes of the people who live near University Avenue. It was part of revitalization of an area not far from downtown Saint Paul, known for its ethnic restaurants and grocery stores, along with higher poverty and crime rates than west of the avenue.
This mural is a permanent installation on the side of a library in the Frogtown district, which has bounced back very nicely since 2010. Perhaps the neighborhood was inspired by being part of an amazing art project.
This is day 235 of Photo 365.