Art Seen in Golden Valley Encourages People to Shop Local
Adam Turman uses art to inspire people to shop and explore local places
At Golden Valley Commons, you’ll find “Hot Dish Girl.” Artist Adam Turman says the character is a “mash-up between of Marjorie Johnson and Betty Crocker.”
It’s part of “Artventure,” a total of 10 characters spread between Golden Valley and St. Louis Park.
“I really tried to have fun with the idea of where I live. I love St. Louis Park and I love Golden Valley,” said Turman. “I like to call it ‘Deep Local.’ I’m taking a little bit more of what the locals really know about the area or iconic things in Minnesota and I’m expanding on those things.”
Each piece of art has a scannable QR code that goes into detail about local events and businesses.
The QR code on “Hot Dish Girl” explains more about the art and has a few details about Golden Valley Commons. You can even get a special offer that can be redeemed right from your phone.
People have the chance to win prizes by taking selfies with the characters. Learn more here.