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"History Comes to Life on the Talking Trail..."

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Listen to artist Molly McClain share her inspiration and passion as she talks about this incredible mosaic art piece...

Molly McClain - Talking Trail
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Listen as artist, Mel Gordon, talks about this iconic Sitting Bull mural found in the Art Alley in Downtown Bismarck, ND... 

Melissa Gordon - Talking Trail
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Madelyn Monzelowsky's mural in the Art Alley is magical, and listening to her talk about her inspirations and growth as an artist is just as special..

Madelyn Monzelowsky - Talking Trail
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Listen as the artist Mike Renner, who painted this incredible mural talks about his motivations and meanings behind this wonderful piece. 

Mike Renner - Talking Trail
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Anne Dramko's art is so playful, and once you hear her talking about it, you'll understand why--she's just as fun... 

Anne Dramko - Talking Trail
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This mural has a lot going on. Completed by BHS Art Class, led by instructor Paul Noot, listen in so you don't miss out on anything!

Paul Noot BHS Art Class - Talking Trail
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The artist, Nicole Gagner who painted this awesome mural grew up in North Dakota and cherishes the fond memories of her grandma canning all kinds of things.. Listen in..

Nicole Gagner - Talking Trail
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Andrea Ficek is a local artist and musician who painted this mesmerizing mural before you. Listen to her journey as an artist as she shares her story...

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Grant Hicks artwork can be found not only here in the iconic Art Alley in Downtown Bismarck, but also at Space Alien restaurants throughout ND. Check out his story..

Grant Hicks - Talking Trail
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Mitch Sander created this hungry bird before you. His detail and style is incredible--listen to his story and inspirations as an artist...

Mitch Sander - Talking Trail
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Peter Pomonis wears many hats--and an artist is one of those. Check out this playful rendition of scared worm, and listen to his memories of fishing in North Dakota..

Peter Pomonis - Talking Trail
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This massive mural seems to have found the perfect spot with the black backdrop. Listen in on the story behind artist, Elizabeth White...

Elizabeth White - Talking Trail
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Bismarck, ND native Paul Noot is the talent behind this unbelievable mural. Paul's story and insight as an artist is a must listen...

Paul Noot - Talking Trail
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As you listen to the artist Kim Olson talk about her inspirations and passions as an artist, it just makes sense that this is her beautiful mural. Enjoy!

Kim Olson - Talking Trail
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Dennis Houle is the artist behind this traditional Native American style mural before you. His story and journey is worth a listen!

Dennis Houle - Talking Trail
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Like a scene out of the Wizard of Oz, with splashes of North Dakota mixed in. Check out Mahalia Mees awesome mural...

Mahalia Mees - Talking Trail
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Thisa Quickbear painted this playful mural before you that takes us back to our childhood. We hope you enjoy it and the journey it takes you on...

Thisa Quickbear - Talking Trail
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Claire Wiseman created this iconic North Dakota mural--but what makes this mural an especially NoDak piece? Do you know?

Recording coming soon!

The Art Alley 5.5 Talking Trail project is the result of a unique partnership between Talking Trail and the Dakota West Arts Council and the 2021 Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program.

The Art Alley Talking Trail is proud to showcase the stories straight from the artists. Whether the artist is sharing their passions, inspiration, process, meanings, or much more, we feel lucky to connect the viewer directly with the artist, and hope you enjoy the experience as much as we do!

Special thanks to everyone involved in this project!

Download the Art Alley Talking Trail mobile app today!

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