Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fun, Peanuts-style

Back in 2003 artist Tivoli Too unveiled his tribute to the Peanuts creator Charles Schulz at Landmark Plaza in Schulz native Saint Paul. For five summers after Schulz's death in 2000 artists all over Saint Paul designed and displayed individual renditions of Peanuts characters and over two million people from all fifty states flocked to this tribute. The proceeds from the past Peanut statue promotions have funded the Charles M. Schulz fund, established to create and maintain the bronze sculptures. Furthermore, the proceeds will fund scholarships for artists and cartoonists at the College of Visual Arts, the college Schulz attended and later served as an instructor.

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