Bringing some color to Hennepin Avenue

A beautiful glass mosaic sprung up overnight on Hennepin Avenue with the help of Bank of America.

A 25-foot vertical mosaic garden has been installed on the street-facing side of the former Solera building located at 900 Hennepin Ave., next to the historic Orpheum Theatre. Three rows of programmable LED lighting frame a living garden above a community-made mosaic mural.

Bank of America, a long time environmental steward, is also committed to efforts around community revitalization and sought the opportunity to further showcase the arts and cultural initiatives taking place in the Twin Cities by collaborating with Hennepin Theatre Trust.

We know it takes a village to make downtown Minneapolis a destination for everyone. Bank of America’s support of arts, culture and the environment is making a difference.

Tom Hoch
Hennepin Theatre Trust President/CEO

“We support Hennepin Theatre Trust in their efforts to transform how people experience public spaces on Hennepin Avenue,” said Larry Kloth, Bank of America Minnesota market president. “The vertical mosaic garden is a beautiful example of public art adding value to a neighborhood and a community—Bank of America is proud to be part of such an impactful project.”

Tom Hoch, Hennepin Theatre Trust President/CEO said that collaborations like this can uncover unique opportunities that transform how people experience public spaces. “We know it takes a village to make downtown Minneapolis a destination for everyone. Bank of America’s support of arts, culture and the environment is making a difference.”

Hennepin Theatre Trust and the bank hosted a community participation event where volunteers worked together to create the large-scale mosaic mural.

Bank of America is a longtime partner of Hennepin Theatre Trust, supporting their programs as well as partnering with the arts group to revitalize and bring culture to downtown Minneapolis. In addition to the vertical garden, the bank also recently sponsored the creation of five “pop-up” parks, referred to as Parklots, in parking areas across downtown. Bank of America has been the exclusive title sponsor of the Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin series for multiple seasons.

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Hennepin Theatre Marquee

A mosaic was created next to the Orpheum Theatre as part of Bank of America’s support of Hennepin Theatre Trust to showcase the arts.

MN BofA volunteers

Bank of America employee volunteers regularly work with Hennepin Theatre Trust on community-oriented projects to revitalize downtown Minneapolis.

BofA Employees building mosaic

One project included Bank of America employees working with Hennepin Theatre Trust and artist Bailey Cahlander on a unique streetscape project along Hennepin Avenue.

BofA employees with finished mosaic

Bank of America employees helped piece together mosaic artist Bailey Cahlander’s vision for a vertical mosaic garden.

Larry Kloth dedicates project

Bank of America Minnesota president Larry Kloth helped dedicate the project after its installation.


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