Public art thrives in the alleyways of downtown Brookings. The Urban Canvas consists of seven murals, five of which were created by artist, Robbie Jelsma. The sixth was a collaboration with SDSU art students and artist Molly Wicks. The seventh was created in the fall of 2019 by Pandr Design Company from San Diego, incorporating local elements. The mural is part of the South Dakota Department of Tourism’s “State of Create” campaign. These seven colorful outdoor canvases make great backdrops for a family photo or styled photo shoot.