Donuts at the Park Food Drive

Back-to-Back Events at West St. Paul’s Art Park

Thanks to Mister Berndt Photography for their support.

West St. Paul’s Art Park at the corner of Oakdale and Butler hosted a series of back-to-back events this weekend, including a mini concert on Friday night and a free donut giveaway and food drive on Saturday morning.

Next for the Art Park is a locally made Little Free Library to be installed later this fall. You can learn about future events at WSP Art.

Mini Concert With the BS Project

More than 20 people gathered at the Art Park on Friday night for a 45-minute “mini concert” from the BS Project, an oboe and saxophone duet featuring Susan Miranda and Brian Handeland. The concert included short pieces and interaction with the audience for a very accessible event, even if the musicians had to compete with the music of modified mufflers passing through the busy intersection.

The BS Project’s next performance is at Amore Coffee on Sunday, September 19.

Donuts at the Park Food Drive

The iconic chairs and tables from the now-closed Granny Donuts made an appearance at the Art Park on Saturday morning for free donuts and a food drive benefiting Neighbors Inc. More than one hundred people came out for the event throughout the morning.

Local artist Carolyn Swiszcz organized the event and has featured Granny Donuts in her zines and painting. Last year when the local bakery closed, Swiszcz saved the Granny Donuts tables and chairs hoping to do something like this. Now that the event is over, Swiszcz hopes to give the tables and chairs to another artist for a potential project.

In addition to the donuts, there were games, sidewalk chalk, and more. A carful of canned goods and non-perishable food items and $371 were collected for Neighbors Inc.

Fox9 News did a story on the Donuts at the Park Food Drive a few days later.

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