Spruce up the sewers
The city of Superior wants to enlist local artists to help draw attention to storm drains and increase awareness about storm water pollution.
To submit a design to paint on the sidewalk above a storm drain, artists older than 18 living, working or going to school in Superior should go to www.ci.superior.wi.us/stormdrainart for an entry form or call (715) 394-0392.
Draft designs may be submitted until 4 p.m. April 17, electronically to email@example.com or by mail to Superior Storm Drain Art, City of Superior ESD, 51 E. First St., Superior, WI 54880. An entry form must be turned in as well.
Outdoor art painting experience is preferred but not required. Six finalists will be selected within a week after the deadline and then will paint the design on the sidewalk above a designated drain. Upon completion of the storm drain art, the artist will receive $200.
Photographs will be taken of each painting, drain and the respective artist. The photos of the artwork will then be displayed at Superior Council for the Arts North End Arts Gallery in the Red Mug Building in June. A map of the locations of the painted drains will also be available in June.
The project is funded through Community Opportunity Fund of the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation.
Eh? hopes at least one could involve four turtles and one rat engaging in some type of martial art. They could even be named after famous artists.
Meeting for the minds
The Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference 2014 is scheduled to take place March 1 at the St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Blvd., in St. Paul.
There will be a day’s worth of educational information and support by recognized experts. Topics will include strategies for caregiving, legal and financial planning and the latest research. There will also be exhibits and displays with books available at the conference bookstore.
There also will be a number of breakout sessions and keynote speakers.
To learn more and to register, go to alz.org/mind or call (952) 857-0548.
Pack up, Buddy!
If you’re in Chisholm this March — and, really, why wouldn’t you be? — the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota is looking for a hand.
The United Way wants to stuff more than 25,000 food kits for its Buddy Backpack program. They have the kits, but what they need is some people to shove them with care into the backpacks.
There are four dates available for volunteers to try their hand at packing bags: March 11, 13, 25 and April 1. All work sessions are from 2-4 p.m. at the warehouse adjacent to Chisholm City Hall, off First Street and Third Avenue.
For more information and to register online, go to getconnected.unitedwaymn.org.