It’s possible that people in Sauk Centre have some odd aversion to large open unpainted spaces on walls. Whatever the reason, the results are fantastic. Sauk Centre is quickly becoming the city of murals as these beauties have shown up all over town over the past several years.
Throughout the city you’ll find several murals that are worth a look. The upper three photos are actually one mural found next to the Historical Society Museum on Original Main Street. The Sinclair Lewis Mural is found on the rear (north side) of the Palmer House Hotel on the corner of Sinclair Lewis Ave and Original Main Street.
The Band shell in Sinclair Lewis Park is both functional and fun. During the summer the band shell hosts free family concerts on Wednesday nights.
Artist Roger Reinardy is responsible for the murals. According to Visit Sauk Centre’s website, Reinardy had a “lifetime career as a commercial artist who designed beautifully artistic counted cross stitch and needlepoint projects. But when he moved home to Sauk Centre, he began to expand his horizons”
The Veterans Mural “All Gave Some, Some Gave All” is on the north facing wall of the American Legion Building on Original Main Street. The Corner of Sinclair Lewis and Original Main also has a colorful portrayal of the History of Sauk Center.
All of these Murals are within walking distance when you park downtown.
Getting There: Take the Main Street (Hwy 71) Exit to Sauk Centre. The Murals are within walking distance on Original Main Street in the downtown area about 1-2 miles off the interstate.