Community Gate by Craig David

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Community Gate, by local artist Craig David, is a celebration of the Czech and Slavic immigrants and their families that have lived and worked in St. Paul’s West End since the 1860s. The sculpture incorporates a number of pieces, including a nine-foot baptismal gate from St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church and curb stones and pavers from St. Paul streets.

I like how the trees have grown up around the gate (especially in this picture taken during the summer. It’s always interesting how nature impacts a sculpture. The historic and cultural connections make a nice contribution to North High Bridge Park.

Read more about the history of the project.

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