Walk the Talk: Mural Festival and Neighborhood Tours

Editor’s note: Walk the Talk is Streets.mn’s carefully curated, highly partisan collection of both serious and fun-loving events, community meetings and opportunities for engagement that we think will interest our readers. Email your ideas to Hawken Habig, one of our daily editors, at hawkenhabig@gmail.com.

Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival – Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1

The Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will host its concluding festivities on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Artists have painted dozens of murals throughout the Midway neighborhood as part of St. Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone, where they can be seen on guided bike, bus and walking tours on Friday or Saturday. Move Minnesota will also host a bike tour on Saturday, followed by an artist talk and closing party at Can Can Wonderland that evening. If you’d rather tour on your own time, take a look at a map of the murals here.

Open Streets Minnehaha – Saturday, October 1, 11 a.m.

Wrapping up this year’s Open Streets Minneapolis series is Open Streets Minnehaha in the Longfellow neighborhood. Minnehaha Avenue will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic on October 1 between Lake Street and 46th Street, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to traverse the street freely. The festival will host vendors, activities and other events.

Move Minnesota’s Boost the Bus Petition

If you haven’t done so already, consider adding your name to Move Minnesota’s petition to Boost the Bus! The petition advocates for increasing the speed and efficiency of the Twin City’s bus routes through the addition of bus lanes and transit signal priority. Read more and sign here.

Cathedral Hill Walking Tour – Thursday, September 29, 5:30 p.m.

Urban geographer Bill Lindeke’s Cathedral Hill walking tour, hosted by Sustain Saint Paul, has been rescheduled for Sept. 29. The event will start with a meet and mingle at 5:30 at Boyd Park, and continue with the tour at 6 p.m. and a social hour afterward at 7 p.m. The tour will explore Cathedral Hill’s unique and diverse urban geography. Find out more here!

Historic Riverfront 5K Walk/Run – Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m.

The 18th annual Historic Riverfront 5K Walk/Run returns Sept. 24 at 9 a.m., taking participants through Northeast, St. Anthony Main and the Mississippi riverfront area. The route will begin and end at Boom Island Park, where food and other festivities will be available. Whether you are walking or running, the event is a great way to tour the historic area.

About Hawken Habig

Hawken is a student of Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a copy editor at Streets.mn. He also composes Streets.mn's bi-weekly event listing "Walk the Talk;" email any ideas for events or opportunities to hawkenhabig@gmail.com!