Public art can form and shape communities in a number of positive ways. By providing aesthetic value to a public space, street art provides value by creating conversations and forming relationships between individuals and the places they call home. Rock Martinez is an International Mural Artist working in Tucson, Arizona and Minneapolis, Minnesota. With over fifteen years of experience painting large surfaces, commercial buildings, and private spaces, he brings creative solutions to a variety of neighborhoods across the United States.…
Get your groove on and honor the purple one.
This exhibition preview party will give you a sneak peek at the Prince from Minneapolis exhibit and will be sure to spark your favorite Prince memory (or make a new one). View rarely seen photos from Minneapolis photographers, lounge in purple luxury, nosh on small bites, and of course soak in the sounds of DJ Shannon Blowtorch who loves Prince as much as you do.
Exclusive for the night: meet muralist Rock Martinez and hear about his mural in the galleries to memorialize the artist.
$25 Admission | $10 UMN students (with ID)
Cash bar (WAM members receive a free drink).
Image: Nancy Bundt, Prince’s Birthday Concert at First Avenue, 1984, © Nancy Bundt/photographer.