Children's Literature Mural Summer 2018

Books come to life on the south wall of the STEP building right next to the Sauk Centre Public Library on Mainstreet. The project started in June and was completed in August. Coordinating Council members Roger & Mike headed the project & especially made an effort to include people of all ages to participate. Local artist Diane Leukam did much of the detailed work on various characters.

Thanks to Cory Lawrence, executive director of STEP, headquartered in Browerville, and Elaine, manager of the local Sauk Centre shop, for allowing the use of the wall of their building for the mural. If you haven't had a chance to check this store out please do so, they've got lots of neat stuff in there. STEP stands for Supporting Teaching and Empowering People. They offer job training and life skill learning options for adults with learning disabilities, learn more:

A steady flow of people in and out the the library throughout the summer provided ready volunteers and fans to get their hands dirty with paint and admire the work on the mural. The library holds various events throughout the year and has countless resources you can see at their website:

Last but not least, huge thanks to the Central Minnesota Arts Board for making this project possible though their generous grant!

Sinclair Lewis on the Palmer House Summer 2017

Proposed Project

Photo overlays show what the project would potentially look like.

Finished Mural

The finished mural complete with signature.

Band Shell Restoration and Mural 2017

Support Our Troops Mural on the Legion Summer 2016

The mural was proposed to the legion by Roger Reinardy and dedicated in honor to two of Sauk Centre's very own. Mike Wiesser, a Vietnam veteran, and wife Judy joined in the project.

Original Main Street Sauk Centre history mural summer 2015