It's worth a trip to Rochester, Minnesota's Mr. Pizza North (4040 28th St NW) to check out their new Pizza Party Mural.

Matt Holt, who owns Sacred Heart Studios, a popular tattoo shop in Rochester, has had a hand in murals all over Rochester. Looking at the artwork, the clear lines, and the vivid take on pop culture characters, its easy to see why people like his ink art

Mr Pizza North Mural by Matt Holt - Photo by Rabe
Mr Pizza North Mural by Matt Holt - Photo by Rabe
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The Mr. Pizza North parking lot had just been treated, so I couldn't get far enough away to get a good full shot.

Mr Pizza North Mural by Matt Holt - Photo by Rabe
Mr Pizza North Mural by Matt Holt - Photo by Rabe
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It's called 'A Mad Pizza Party' and as you can see, a lot of characters you know and, maybe, even a few you've forgotten...like Rosie, the Jetson's maid. Check out the video below, it's super interesting to watch the mural grow.

According to a story on KTTC (featuring an awesome shot of Rochester's favorite TV Photog, Chuck Sibley), the mural was added to draw attention. "Championship Dining General Manager Steph Crowson said. 'When people drive by, they can look at it and be like what is that place.'"

Matt Holt with his creation (screen capture from YouTube video, click for link)
Matt Holt with his creation (screen capture from YouTube video, click for link)
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Southeast Minnesota is rich with murals...

Check Out A Freedom Rock Tour of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa For Magnificent Murals

The Freedom Rock was originally established in 1999 in a rural Iowa community and has since spread across the midwest and country! Artist Ray 'Bubba' Sorensen, repaints the rock every year with a new Thank You to veterans on Memorial Day.

Below you will see some of the most incredible Freedom Rocks in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa! Iowa by far has the most Freedom Rocks with 99 total ones! Check out some of our favorites below. You can see all of the Freedom Rocks here, including some in Missouri, North Dakota, and Washington.

According to The Freedom Rock's website, Sorensen paints The Freedom Rock on his own with the tremendous support of family and friends. Sorensen is not commissioned to paint the rock but is able to do so each year with the generous help of donations.

And

PHOTOS: Murals Created by Award-Winning Chalk Artist Kathleen Roling

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