This Has Been a Meeting Place Since Long Before We Lived Here, and We Are Proud to Honor That Heritage. Natural Life on the Mississippi, the two-story feature wall that welcomes you to St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center, is a visual history of the Mississippi’s impact on Central Minnesota and an artistic celebration of the abundant life that has long gathered here. Natural Life on the Mississippi measures 40 feet wide by 25 feet high.
Created by a collaboration of artists from the Paramount Visual Arts Center, the wall depicts a cross section of the river and 118 different species of plants, animals, fish, and other wildlife that call the river home. These species are depicted with life-like accuracy.