Arts & Entertainment

Adam Turman Artventure

Come meet the captivating characters of resident artist Adam Turman! We'll take you on an "artventure" through St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. Snap a selfie with each creation, share on social media and you might just win a prize!

An Artistic Exploration of St. Louis Park and Golden Valley

This summer, we invite you to explore the cities of St. Louis Park and Golden Valley through the art of Adam Turman. Adam has created 10 colorful, whimsical characters that reflect the essence of the areas in which they are located. At each destination you’ll find a scannable QR code. Simply scan the code using your phone’s camera to go to that character’s specially created webpage. Learn more about each character, discover fun facts about that location, and find out all the cool things there are to see and do in the area, from attractions to dining, shopping and more. Plus, we’ve curated a collection of special offers from local businesses that can be redeemed right from your phone!

All of the characters will be on display for the summer, from May 31 to September 6.

View a map of the character locations.

Win Cool Prizes

Like what you see? Take a selfie with each character you meet and share your photos on social media – Facebook or Instagram. Tag your photos with #DiscoverSLP and #WeloveAdamTurman.

We’ll feature a different character each week and give away a Prize Pack with $150 worth of gift cards to local restaurants and shops from that destination, plus cool Adam Turman merchandise. Be sure to set your social profile to public so that we can see your post and contact you if you win!

Visit all 10 characters and be eligible to win our Grand Prize – an overnight “staycation” at one of our hotels and gift cards to fun attractions and dining – worth nearly $600! Simply send an email to and attach copies of the 10 selfies you took on your Artventure. Make sure to include your name, address and phone number.

View the complete list of rules and prizes (and our obligatory disclaimers). No purchase required!

Meet the Characters

The Shops at West End – “Jerry” stands outside the offices of the Twin Cities Film Fest at The Shops at West End. He’s caught the festival bug and is busy making a feature film. Learn more about Jerry and the West End.

The Rec Center – “Oscar” the St. Louis Park oriole is splashing down the water slide at the Rec Center’s Aquatic Park. Learn more about Oscar and the Rec Center.

Excelsior & Grand – “Kenny” our howling wolf sits at the entrance to Wolfe Park, overlooking Excelsior & Grand. Learn more about Kenny, the Excelsior & Grand area and Wolfe Park.

Skunk Hollow – “Johnny & Irene” are a pair of delightful skunks who can be found sampling some libations from our unofficial distillery district. Learn more about Johnny, Irene and Skunk Hollow.

Historic Walker Lake District – “Lucette the lumberjill” is keeping her skills (and her ax) sharp in the Historic Walker Lake District. Learn more about Lucette and the Walker Lake area.

Texa-Tonka Shopping Center – “Bowling Guy” is a hippie-style dude with cool retro vibes who loves good food and has never met a donut he doesn’t like. Learn more about Bowling Guy and the Texa-Tonka neighborhood.

Westwood Hills Nature Center – “Billie” the barred owl and her friends are spotting lots of wildlife at Westwood Hills Nature Center. Learn more about Billie and Westwood Hills.

Brookview Golf & Lawn Bowling – “Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox” have hit the links at Brookview Golf, but it looks like Paul may need to take a mulligan. Learn more about Paul, Babe and Brookview.


Golden Valley Commons – “Hotdish Girl” and her dog Bitsy have been having a grand time shopping (and splashing in the fountain) at Golden Valley Commons. Learn more about Hotdish Girl and Golden Valley.


Schaper Park – “Freddie” the fox is showing off on the Luce Line Trail as he bikes through Schaper Park. Learn more about Freddie and Schaper Park.

About Adam Turman

Adam Turman is an artist, muralist and screen printer from St. Louis Park, Minnesota. His bold style offers colorful takes on beloved Minnesota landmarks, the great outdoors and riffs on our everyday life. He got his start as an artist making gig posters for bands coming through popular Twin Cities venues. His designs are influenced by the bold, graphic style of 80s art and comics. He opened his professional studio in Golden Valley in 2003 and, since then, has become one of Minnesota’s most popular artists.

Adam’s art can be found throughout the Midwest and in private collections worldwide. Businesses he has worked with include: Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Twins, Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota, M Health Fairview, Indian Motorcycles, Radisson Red, Guthrie Theater, 3M, Duluth Trading Co., SPAM, Three Rivers Park District, Surly Brewing, Sisyphus Brewing, Discover St. Louis Park and many more.

Adam’s artwork is sold as screen prints and on apparel, blankets, tea towels, drinkware, coasters, puzzles, notecards and more, and is available for sale through his online store.