Peanuts On Parade
A Photo Tour Of Snoopy Statues From
|Name:||The North Star Flying Ace|
|Location:||MSP Airport, Terminal 1, Main Concourse|
This is Snoopy as The North Star Flying Ace, designed by artist Patricia Owen. This statue is on display in the main concourse of the Lindbergh Termainal at the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport. Note that the concourse is a secured area for passengers with tickets.
|Name:||Snoopy As A ’39 St. Paul Saint|
|Sponsor:||Saint Paul Saints Baseball Club|
Here is Snoopy As A ’39 St. Paul Saint, designed by artist Andy Nelson. It was sponsored by the Saint Paul Saints Baseball Club, and it is on display in front of Midway Stadium on Energy Park Drive.
|Artist:||Barb Buhn Friberg and Ken Friberg|
|Sponsor:||Friends of the St. Paul Public Library|
|Location:||St. Paul Public Library, 1011 Rice Street|
Here we see Snoopy dressed up as the court jester in ‘Renaissance Dog,’ a statue designed by artists Barb Buhn Friberg and Ken Friberg. This statue was sponsored by the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, and it is on display in the front window of the library branch at 1011 Rice Street in Saint Paul. The glass makes it hard to photograph, but does make for a nice street front display.
|Sponsor:||North End Business Association|
|Location:||St. Paul Public Library, 1011 Rice Street|
This Snoopy, called ‘Stargazing,’ depicts a group of people gazing through a telescope at the night sky. Stargazing was designed by artist Lori White and was sponsored by the North End Business Association. It is on display in the front window of the public library branch at 1011 Rice Street. Rice Street is the core of the North End neighborhood, which sprung up north of downtown in the 1880s and 1890s.
|Sponsor:||O'Gara's Bar & Grill|
|Location:||Associated Bank, Snelling and Selby, Saint Paul|
This Snoopy statue is Sir Lunch-A-Lot, designed by artist Gene Olson and sponsored by O'Gara's Bar & Grill. It is currently on display at the Associated Bank at the corner of Snelling and Selby in Saint Paul.
Update — this statue has moved, but I don't know where to. It was on display outside the front door to the bank in 2009, but I haven't seen it there since that time. It might be somewhere else in the building, or it might circulate to other bank branches.
|Artist:||Jean Allan Ales and Gary Ales|
|Sponsor:||Central High School|
|Location:||Central High School, Saint Paul, Main Office|
‘Scholar Snoopy’ is on display at the main office at Central High School in Saint Paul. The statue was designed by artists Jean Allan Ales and Gary Ales. It was sponsored by Central High School in honor of Charles Schulz, who graduated from Central High in 1940. Not only is Central High one of the largest high schools in the state, it can boast having produced more Rhodes Scholars than any other public high school in the United States.
|Name:||State Fair Snoopy|
|Sponsor:||Minnesota State Fair|
|Location:||Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Libby Conference Center|
State Fair Snoopy is enjoying a state fair classic, food on a stick. Recent state fairs have featured over 70 different items available on stick, however, Snoopy has selected a corn dog, the original food on a stick. Snoopy is also located outside of the Libby Conference Center at the State Fairgrounds. The artist is Neil Boltik, and the statue was sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair.
|Artist:||Best Buy Design Team|
|Sponsor:||Best Buy Company, Inc|
|Location:||Best Buy, 7601 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN|
Here is Snoopy as ‘Joe Technology’ in one of several space themed statues in the series. In the cartoon strip, Snoopy went to the moon in early 1969 as the Apollo 10 flight did a dress rehearsal for the the moon landing. The Best Buy team leveraged that idea for their technology enabled Snoopy. Less visible is a timeline of the history of technology in light blue print on the surface of Snoopy's space helmet. Note that the Best Buy headquarters is not open to the general public.
|Location:||U of M Student Center, Buford Avenue, Saint Paul|
This Snoopy, dressed up in the maroon and gold University of Minnesota colors, is called Ski-U-Mah. It is on display inside the main entrance to the Student Center on the Saint Paul campus on Buford Avenue. Ski-U-Mah has been used as a cheer at the U of M since 1894, and it was the name of the U of M college humor magazine for 21 years.
|Location:||Lafayette Park, Saint Paul|
This statue is called Fishin' Snoopy and was designed by artist Cary Allen Armstead. It was sponsored by Meritex Enterprises, and it is on display in Lafayette Park near their headquarters building. Snoopy's life vest was originally red. It has either faded or has been repainted over the past decade.
|Name:||Snoopy The World Traveler|
|Location:||MSP Airport, Terminal 1, Gate C12|
This is ‘Snoopy The World Traveler’, on display in the children's area near gate C12 in the main terminal at the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport. This statue, designed by artist Keith Krone, features Snoopy holding props in both hands, one of the few states in this series featuring this many props. World Traveler was originally sponsored by Mackay Envelope Corporation. He was later purchased by the Carlson Companies and donated for display at the airport.
|Location:||Alliance Bank, 55 East 5th Street, Saint Paul|
This Snoopy statue is on display inside the lobby of the Alliance Bank on the first floor of the Alliance Bank Center in downtown Saint Paul. The statue name is not visible (it would be under the green covering on the base), and the shirt covers any artwork that would otherwise be visible. Employees at the Alliance Bank frequently dresses Snoopy in different shirts. He was recently wearing a Vikings shirt, but he had an Alliance Bank shirt on the day of my visit. I am not sure if this is a statue from the Peanuts On Parade tribute, or if it was custom made from the same molds. If it was an original, it might be the statue called Classic Snoopy.
|Sponsor:||The Hearn Company|
|Location:||US Bank building, 101 East 5th Street, Saint Paul|
This tie-dye themed Snoopy, designed by artist Joshua Porter, is called Groovy Snoopy. It is on display at the downtown Saint Paul US Bank building in a street level window facing Robert Street. The statue was sponsored by The Hearn Company, the firm that owns and manages the 101 East 5th Street building where the US Bank office is located.
|Name:||Snoopy In The Wild|
|Location:||Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul|
One of (5) Peanuts statues on display at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, home ice for the Minnesota Wild professional hockey team. This example is Snoopy appearing as one of the star hockey players. In addition to being a player, Snoopy also drives the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine, a duty he has had since 1980 when the machines first appeared in the Peanuts cartoon strip.
|Name:||Key To My Heart|
|Sponsor:||D'Aquila Family Foundation|
|Location:||Veterinary Medical Center, 1365 Gortner Avenue, Saint Paul, MN|
We all know that happiness is a warm puppy, and no dog has the key to your heart quite like a beagle. The Veterinary Medical Center is a specialty clinic and hospital for animals of all sizes, from pets to large animals to wild animals. Their motto is providing special care for special friends.
|Name:||Back To School|
|Artist:||Robyn Berth and Scott Schneider|
|Location:||Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul|
This is Snoopy heading ‘Back To School’ as the perpetual college student at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul. This statue was one of the original 75 Snoopys, but it was redecorated in early 2001 by artists Robyn Berth and Scott Schneider for display in the plaza in front of Founder's Hall at Metro State. While many of the original Snoopy statues were painted in artistic patterns, this one used paint and props to establish a theme. The artists essentially raised the bar on the concept of theme that we see reflected in all of the statue series that followed the original Peanuts on Parade event. While I am not certain, I believe that this statue was called ‘The Joy Of Learning’ by artist Ta-Coumba Aiken when it was on display as part of the tribute in 2000. It featured an African style red, blue, and yellow paint scheme.
|Name:||Away We Go|
|Artist:||Rose Marie Felsheim|
|Location:||Metro Transit Store, US Bank Building, Saint Paul|
Here was see Snoopy dressed up as a 1960s era bus driver in a statue known as Away We Go. It was sponsored by Metro Transit and was designed by artist Rose Marie Felsheim. It is on display in the Metro Transit store in the skyway level of the US Bank building in downtown Saint Paul.
|Sponsor:||Wabasha Street Caves|
|Location:||Wabasha Street Caves|
Babyface Snoopy is standing guard outside of the Wabasha Street Caves. This statue was designed by artist Anne Emily Heaney, and it was sponsored by the Caves. Snoopy is dressed as gangster George ‘Baby Face’ Nelson, who often hung out at a speakeasy located in the caves during prohibition.
|Sponsor:||Keys Cafe & Bakery|
|Location:||Keys Cafe, Woodbury|
This Snoopy, named Stanley, is serving a turkey to the patrons at the Keys Cafe in Woodbury. Keys Cafe sponsored a statue each of the five years of Peanuts on Parade. Stanley is named after the grandfather of the family that owns the Keys Cafe, and was designed by artist Keith Krone.
|Name:||Top Hat And Tail|
|Sponsor:||Ordway Center For The Performing Arts|
|Location:||Candyland, Wabasha Street, Saint Paul|
This Snoopy, originally sponsored by the Ordway Center, went on display in 2013 in front of the Candyland store on Wabasha Street in downtown Saint Paul. Candyland had 3 statues, but they moved their Linus to their store in Stillwater, so there was a spot for a new statue. Snoopy was repainted, keeping his original theme of going to the theater, with tickets in hand to see the show ‘You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown’, but with a color new base on candy accents. Artists Tim McNeally and Lori Manke did a wonderful job refreshing Snoopy's look while staying true to Jeanne Kosfeld's original theme.
|Artist:||Thomas Lamonte Johnson|
|Sponsor:||West Seventh Street Pharmacy|
|Location:||ProX Pharmacy, South Saint Paul|
Patchwork Snoopy is one of 5 Peanuts statues on display at the ProX Pharmacy in South Saint Paul. This Snoopy was designed by artist Thomas Lamonte Johnson, and it was sponsored by the pharmacy under its previous name, West Seventh Street Pharmacy.
|Location:||Charles Schulz Ice Area, 800 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul|
This Snoopy statue is called Slapshot. It was designed by DeAnne Parks and was sponsored by Hobbit Travel. It is on display in the lobby of the Charles Schulz Ice Area in Highland Park at 800 Snelling Avenue.
|Name:||Snoopy Greets Visitors To St Paul|
|Artist:||DeAnne L. Parks|
|Sponsor:||Radisson Hotels of St. Paul|
|Location:||CHS Stadium Parking Lot|
This Snoopy was sponsored by the Radisson Hotel in downtown St. Paul. That hotel was rebranded as a Crown Plaza, where this statue and four others were on display for many years. They were removed from the hotel and reappeared in the parking lot behind the new CHS Stadium when it opened in the summer of 2015. Snoopy looks pretty sharp in this bellhop suit.
|Name:||Little Green Booties|
|Location:||Children's Hospital, Gardenview Clinic, Saint Paul|
Here we see Snoopy in ‘Little Green Booties’, a medical themed statue designed by artist Linda Brant-Malm and sponsored by MetLife Auto & Home. I found this Snoopy on display at Children's Hospital in Saint Paul. It was located at the entrance to the Red Ramp for many years, but that location was remodeled in 2010 to 2012 time frame, so Snoopy was moved to a new location that is accessible only to staff and patients.
|Name:||Dancing In The Rain|
|Artist:||DeAnne L. Parks|
|Sponsor:||Brown & Bigelow|
|Location:||Brown & Bigelow, 345 Plato Blvd East, Saint Paul|
There are a number of examples of Snoopy dancing in the rain in the Peanuts strip over the years. In this statue, artist DeAnne Parks attempted to recreate one such scene. It is kind of hard without animation, motion, or a background to show the rain, but she did pull it off with Snoopy's joy clearly being visible. This statue was sponsored by Brown & Bigelow and is on display in front of their building near the Saint Paul airport. Brown & Bigelow manufactures and distributes promotional products, which are trendy items that are produced with company logos for advertising and as trade show giveaways.
|Location:||Inver Grove Heights Community Center|
This Snoopy statue, known as ‘Snooper Jock’, is on display in the lobby of the Inver Grove Heights Community Center at 8055 Barbara Avenue in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. I have not yet learned who the artist is or who sponsored this statue. It was purchased at auction by Mary and Willie Krech of Total Construction and Equipment. They have purchased over a dozen Peanuts on Parade statues, some of which they have at their home and business, and others that they have donated.
|Sponsor:||Saint Paul Port Authority|
|Location:||Crowne Plaza Hotel, Saint Paul|
‘River Dog’ Snoopy is on display in the ballroom level of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Wabasha and Kellogg in downtown Saint Paul. This statue was designed by artist Egil Jonsson and was sponsored by the Saint Paul Port Authority. Like the other two statues at the Crowne Plaza, this one has been mounted on a furniture style base.
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