Saint Paul Kicks Off Encore to the Successful 'Peanuts on Parade' Summer Art Project

'Charlie Brown Around Town' is Theme for This Year's Salute to Native Son

Charles Schulz



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from City of St. Paul

    SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Mayor Norm Coleman
 announced the city's plans for the second public art project in honor of Saint
 Paul's native son, Charles Schulz.  "Charlie Brown Around Town" will be the
 theme of this year's project.  This comes on the heels of last summer's
 celebration which featured 101 painted Snoopys dotting the streets of Saint
 Paul.  The statues will begin appearing throughout the city in June and the
 project will conclude with another live public auction in the fall at the Mall
 of America (Bloomington, Minn.).
     As with last year's event, all proceeds raised will go towards the
 permanent bronze Peanuts Gang sculpture to be installed in downtown Saint
 Paul, as well as to scholarship programs at the Art Instruction School in
 Minneapolis and the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul.  The permanent
 sculpture is scheduled to be completed and unveiled in December of this year.
     An estimated 450,000 people from all corners of the globe visited Saint
 Paul last year to see the Snoopy statues.  This year, officials are hoping for
 a similar enthusiasm.
     "Last year was simply magical.  The love shown for Charles Schulz and his
 beloved Snoopy was amazing to see.  We're thrilled to be launching 'Charlie
 Brown Around Town.'  This will be another fabulous summer in Saint Paul," said
 Mayor Coleman.
     Local businesses will again be sponsoring artists to decorate the statues.
 Once decorated, the 5-foot-tall polyurethane statues will go on display
 throughout downtown and the city's neighborhoods.  Towards the end of the
 summer, all of the statues will be gathered into downtown for weeks of family
 festivities, including a weekend "Blockhead" party.
     "Charlie Brown Around Town will continue to bring families to Saint Paul
 and to showcase our city's great assets," explained John J. Labosky, President
 of the Capital City Partnership.  The Capital City Partnership, together with
 the City, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and TivoliToo Design and
 Sculpting Studios will be bringing this year's project to life.  Like last
 year, the Schulz family, United Media and Creative Associates will be
 enthusiastically supporting the project.
     Information about the project can be found all summer long on the
 http://www.ilovestpaul.com website or via the Charlie Brown hotline at
 651-266-8989.
 
 

SOURCE City of St. Paul
    SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Mayor Norm Coleman
 announced the city's plans for the second public art project in honor of Saint
 Paul's native son, Charles Schulz.  "Charlie Brown Around Town" will be the
 theme of this year's project.  This comes on the heels of last summer's
 celebration which featured 101 painted Snoopys dotting the streets of Saint
 Paul.  The statues will begin appearing throughout the city in June and the
 project will conclude with another live public auction in the fall at the Mall
 of America (Bloomington, Minn.).
     As with last year's event, all proceeds raised will go towards the
 permanent bronze Peanuts Gang sculpture to be installed in downtown Saint
 Paul, as well as to scholarship programs at the Art Instruction School in
 Minneapolis and the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul.  The permanent
 sculpture is scheduled to be completed and unveiled in December of this year.
     An estimated 450,000 people from all corners of the globe visited Saint
 Paul last year to see the Snoopy statues.  This year, officials are hoping for
 a similar enthusiasm.
     "Last year was simply magical.  The love shown for Charles Schulz and his
 beloved Snoopy was amazing to see.  We're thrilled to be launching 'Charlie
 Brown Around Town.'  This will be another fabulous summer in Saint Paul," said
 Mayor Coleman.
     Local businesses will again be sponsoring artists to decorate the statues.
 Once decorated, the 5-foot-tall polyurethane statues will go on display
 throughout downtown and the city's neighborhoods.  Towards the end of the
 summer, all of the statues will be gathered into downtown for weeks of family
 festivities, including a weekend "Blockhead" party.
     "Charlie Brown Around Town will continue to bring families to Saint Paul
 and to showcase our city's great assets," explained John J. Labosky, President
 of the Capital City Partnership.  The Capital City Partnership, together with
 the City, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and TivoliToo Design and
 Sculpting Studios will be bringing this year's project to life.  Like last
 year, the Schulz family, United Media and Creative Associates will be
 enthusiastically supporting the project.
     Information about the project can be found all summer long on the
 http://www.ilovestpaul.com website or via the Charlie Brown hotline at
 651-266-8989.
 
 SOURCE  City of St. Paul