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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. Scan the barcode on each character to learn more about the area and local shops and attractions.

An Artistic Exploration of St. Louis Park and Golden Valley

Explore the cities of St. Louis Park and Golden Valley through the art of Adam Turman. You’ll find 9 colorful, whimsical characters created by Adam Turman that each reflect the essence of the areas in which they are located. Each character has a QR Code that you can scan 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.

View a map of the character locations.

Meet the Characters

The Shops at West End – “Jerry” is located at 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 –  When the weather is nice, “Kenny” the howling wolf resides in Wolfe Park, next to 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 at Sota Clothing 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.


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.