A FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY PLOW ART TOUR FOR PUBLIC TO ENJOY ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
NORTHFIELD, Minn. (October 24, 2016) – For the fifth year in a row, the elementary students at St. Dominic School, Northfield, spent hours designing and painting their masterpieces on the city snowplow blades. Families from around the Twin Cities metro area are encouraged to come to the free Plow Art Tour on Sunday, November 6, 9 am – 12 noon. Enjoy seeing the artful pieces up close before the first snow falls where then these creative pieces will clean the Northfield streets. Donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate will be served in the lunchroom and optional building tours will give all our visitors an opportunity to see the 90-year tradition at St. Dominic School.
“This has been an amazing collaborative opportunity between the school and the local community. We call it our ‘mini moving museum’ because the plow blades feature our students’ replicas of works by famous artists and favorite illustrators,” says the school’s art teacher, Kelly Lynn Stanton-Nutt. “The students in grades 4, 5, 6 & 8 research, sketch, and vote as a class on the selected pieces for each year. It’s a creative way to spend sunny fall days outside and still accomplish learning objectives. And, as many locals will agree, it puts a smile on your face during the cold winter months to see colorful gumball machines or warm sunflowers brightening the streets as the plows pass by.”
On Friday, November 4, the students will host the City Plow Truck Drivers and unveil their work.
The only Catholic School in Northfield, MN, St. Dominic School has 164 students, grades Preschool through 8th grade, enrolled for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The Plow Art Tour is a free family-friendly event open to the public. For more information, please visit www.schoolofstdominic.org or call 507-645-8136. St. Dominic School is located at 216 Spring Street North, Northfield, MN 55057.