George Floyd’s death colors three-day outdoor Payne Avenue art festival led by artists of color Oct. 1-3

Chris Larson, a multi-media artist, university professor, and fifth-generation East Sider, and his wife, Kriss Zulkowsky, a registered nurse, took out a second mortgage on their home and bought a former linoleum store on Payne Avenue for $50,000 and turned it into Second Shift Studio Space for artist-in-residence studios in St. Paul, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press) After 25 years as a federal probation officer, Kelley Gustavson has a new calling: renovating a former Payne Avenue union hall and funeral parlor into a nonprofit jazz and blues venue.

Gustavson, who plans to live upstairs from the […]


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