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ART WALK

JACKSON INTERACTIVE ART WALK

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BE PART OF THE ART!

The Jackson Interactive Art Walk brings you a new way to experience art -- by becoming part of it!

This interactive art exhibit features four outdoor murals, made by community members, and 12 indoor paintings that you can become a part of!

Is a dragon reading over your shoulder near the Jackson County Library? Are you watering flowers at Ashley Park, or toasting marshmallows at the KOA campground?

Download the brochure! Take a selfie! Join in the fun! Show your friends on Facebook, and use the #pictureyourselfinjackson tag. Be part of the art!

A. JACKSON POSTCARD MURAL

BLAISE JACOBSEN
AND THE JACKSON COMMUNITY

Jackson Senior Center

301 3rd Street

 

B. READING DRAGON MURAL

BLAISE JACOBSEN
AND THE JACKSON COMMUNITY

The Jackson County Library

311 3rd Street

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C. UMBRELLA MURAL

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BLAISE JACOBSEN
AND THE JACKSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

208 N Highway

D. ASHLEY PARK MURAL

BLAISE JACOBSEN
AND THE JACKSON COMMUNITY

Ashley Park

State Street and Riverside Drive

1. JACKSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

DREAM AND DO
ARTIST: Gayle More

309 2nd Street

2. TOOTIE's

HOT DEALS
ARTIST: BLAISE JACOBSEN

313 2nd Street

3. FIESTA BRAVA

HISPANIC/LATINA DANCER
ARTIST: BLAISE JACOBSEN

300 W Ashley Street

4. VIRGINIA & CO.

HI HONEY, I'M GNOME
ARTIST: Gayle More

402 2nd Street

5. COFFEE NEST

OPE!
ARTIST: BLAISE JACOBSEN

408 2nd Street

6. COSMOS + CLOVER

WALLFLOWERS
ARTIST: BLAISE JACOBSEN

413 2nd Street

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7. BRIDGET BUCKSNORT's

RIDE
ARTIST: BLAISE JACOBSEN

105 Sherman Street

8. PILLARS PUB & EATERY

SONG OF A PATRIOT
ARTIST: BLAISE JACOBSEN

507 2nd Street

9. THE REST STOP

STRONG AND TASTY
ARTIST: BLAISE JACOBSEN

513 2nd Street

10. KAT's HOG HEAVEN

LLOYD'S LUNCH BREAK
ARTIST: BLAISE JACOBSEN

608 2nd Street

11. SANTEE CROSSING

GRANDFATHER
ARTIST: BLAISE JACOBSEN

1061 Hwy 71 North

12. KOA CAMPGROUND

CAMPFIRE UNDER THE STARS
ARTIST: Gayle More

2035 Highway 71 North

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Jackson Interactive Art Walk project includes four murals outdoors, plus 12 framed paintings in local businesses with subjects relating to those businesses. The murals were designed by local artist Blaise Jacobsen, and painted by people from the Jackson community. The paintings were made by Jacobsen and artist Gayle More.

Interactive art, Wikipedia says, "involves the spectator in a way that allows the art to achieve its purpose. Some interactive art installations achieve this by letting the observer or visitor ‘walk’ in, on, and around them; some others ask the artist or the spectators to become part of the artwork.” 

 

All the art is perfect for social media and selfie-ready! Participants are invited to use the #pictureyourselfinjackson hashtag or email their self-portraits to the Jackson Center for the Arts at jacksoncenterforthearts@gmail.com. We'll print some out and put them on display!

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Blaise Jacobsen graduated from Jackson County Central and now teaches middle school art and coaches multiple sports. He has painted many projects for the community and the schools.

Gayle More is known for her eclectic and creative artistic pursuits including beading, crafting, painting, and original work with mixed media.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Don't forget to take your selfie and post it on Facebook with #pictureyourselfinjackson!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board,
thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.