If you’ve driven across Veteran’s Bridge from North Mankato to Mankato recently, you’ve likely seen art on a grand scale taking shape right before your eyes!

The Silo Art Project, an endeavor by CityArt, is in full swing. Australian artist Guido van Helten is making fast progress using the Ardent Mills silos as a vast canvas.

I hope you enjoy these images I recently took of the artist at work with the help of a drone.

Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato. The artist can be seen at work.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato. The artist can be seen at work.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato. The artist can be seen at work.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato. The artist can be seen at work.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view Australian artist, Guido van Helten at work on the Ardent Mill grain silos.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view Australian artist, Guido van Helten at work on the Ardent Mill grain silos.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view Australian artist, Guido van Helten at work on the Ardent Mill grain silos.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view Australian artist, Guido van Helten at work on the Ardent Mill grain silos.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view Australian artist, Guido van Helten at work on the Ardent Mill grain silos.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view Australian artist, Guido van Helten at work on the Ardent Mill grain silos.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view Australian artist, Guido van Helten at work on the Ardent Mill grain silos.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view Australian artist, Guido van Helten at work on the Ardent Mill grain silos.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view Australian artist, Guido van Helten at work on the Ardent Mill grain silos.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Aerial view Australian artist, Guido van Helten at work on the Ardent Mill grain silos.

 

 

Rick Pepper
A life-long Mankato native Rick's current distraction of choice is photography. He especially enjoys event photography - capturing life's moments - and gets plenty of practice at his children's sporting events. He enjoys other media including live sound production and recording. He serves as a sound tech at his church.