Midwest Canto Al Pueblo Dos by Gustavo Lira & Victor Yepez

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This 1999 mural by artists Gustavo Lira and Victor Yepez and youth from Teens Networking Together adorns the side of a building on the corner of Cesar Chavez and Robert Street in the heart of the District Del Sol in St. Paul’s West Side. It’s an area full of culture and art, as this mural exemplifies.

The title refers to the original “Midwest Canto Al Pueblo” mural painted by Pablo Basques in 1979 on Concord Drug Store that is now gone.

I always like driving by this mural because it jumps out at you. It’s painted on the side of a building facing another building directly across a short driveway. So as you come down the street it just suddenly comes into to view — there it is. And just as quickly you drive by and it’s gone and your head whips around — did you see that?

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