Murals courtesy of Burlesque of North America

Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival is produced by the Creative Enterprise Zone

Our Mission

The Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) is a recognized center of creativity and enterprise, a place where people make a living by their creative capacities. The CEZ is working to attract and retain creative jobs and businesses; promote affordable spaces for entrepreneurs, artists, makers, and doers; and provide support systems that build an interconnected creative and enterprising community. This branded business district was officially added to St. Paul’s Comprehensive Plan in 2013.

It is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit supervised by an all volunteer Board of Directors.

Learn more about the CEZ by visiting our website >


Our partners are making it happen

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For over 40 years, Forecast Public Art has fostered dynamic, inclusive and resilient communities through public art, community-engaged design and transformative placemaking. Forecast strives to improve our collective life through a unique combination of responsive consulting services, support for public artists, and abundant resources on current issues and trends. Forecast is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in the CEZ community. Visit their website: ForecastPublicArt.org.

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Burlesque of North America is an award-winning creative studio based in Northeast Minneapolis, MN. Formed in 2003, Burlesque focuses largely on graphic arts, high end screenprinting, and organizing art and music events. They have completed numerous projects for a wide range of clients including Minnesota Public Radio, Target, Nike Sportswear, Red Bull, Arcade Fire, Grand Catch, Rhymesayers, and Blackstack Brewing. Since the 1990s, Burlesque principals Wes Winship and Mike Davis have been working closely with the street art community, from self-publishing a graffiti magazine to creating high end screenprinted art prints and gallery exhibits with internationally-acclaimed artists. Recently, Burlesque teamed up with fellow artist and creative partner Nick Mamayek to paint a series of large scale murals along the garage doors of the CEZ-based building which currently houses Can Can Wonderland and Blackstack Brewing. Visit their website: burlesquedesign.com.