Make a Day of Art
Plan a day of laughter, lunch and arts-learning with your favorite friends. Meet your CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour docent at 10:00am on the First Saturday of the month (June – October) for a free guided tour of twenty-seven works of art in City Center Mankato. After all that walking, you’ll have worked up an appetite! Head over to Olives, located in the Hilton Garden Inn, for a Mediterranean style lunch. After lunch walk across the street and get a group photo in front of our newest public art mural, Mni Mural, on the flood wall near Reconciliation Park. Tag your photo with the hashtag #cityartkato! Finish up your afternoon with a little shopping along Front Street where you’ll find stylish boutique fashions at Primp and beautiful gems at Julee’s Jewelry.
Family Fun Day
Fill up on hearty oatmeal and homemade baked goods at Tandem Bagels and head out to explore the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour with the kids! See how many animals you can find in art around the City Center! Plan to have lunch at Dino’s Pizzeria on Belgrade Avenue in North Mankato and be sure to ask for a piece of homemade play “dough” for the kids to sculpt! Next see how many of the Wordwalk Poems the kids can find stamped into the sidewalk along Riverfront Drive in Old Town. Can you find all six? You’ll be sure to find all kinds of great local shopping in the Old Town District like cool bike gear at Nicollet Bike Shop and unique board games at Dork Den. End the day with a tasty treat at Mom and Pops Ice Cream Parlor.