Starting today, St. Louis Park residents young and old are invited to hunt for mini-art in the parks as a kickoff to Parktacular.
Local artist William Hessian has painted 10 miniature art pieces, just 1-inch-by-1-inch each, and hidden them in St. Louis Park parks. Local families must now find them, while Hessian helps along the way by posting photographic clues on his website.
(You can see photos of the hidden artwork above)
Finders keep the art, and during Parktacular are awarded prizes at the Mini-Art Hunt Awards on Saturday, June 16, at 4 p.m.
Fans can also meet the artist at his booth in Kidtacular, the kids area of Parktacular, on June 16 from 2-6 p.m. He will host an interactive artist station, and kids can learn about painting and drawing. Hessian will also present the awards from his booth.
This is a free event and open to everyone, and it's asked that hunters limit their finds to one piece of artwork per family. More information and a listing of parks in St. Louis Park can be found at www.parktacular.org under "Special Events."
You can see photos from last year's art hunt here.
Parktacular, St. Louis Park's annual city celebration, is June 14-17. Click here for a full schedule of events.