The only art festival on St. Paul’s East Side drew 80 artists and performers on June 1. Organizers of Art in the Hollow estimate that 2,000-plus people attended the event in Swede Hollow Park, near Metro State’s St. Paul campus.
“It’s something you assume your college has. And I feel slighted that we don’t,” said Jessica Maistrovich, Student Senate Treasurer, in explaining her drive to create a mascot for Metropolitan State University. “Mascots create a sense of community and belonging. Having one can add that sense of fun that sometimes we’re missing as a more adult college,” she said.