Northeast Minneapolis Arts District - The Arts at Work!

Weigh in on creating a new Arts Office for Minneapolis
01 July 2021
In late July, the Minneapolis City Council will vote on an ordinance establishing a Department of Art and Cultural Affairs. Ninth Ward Council Member Alondra Cano, who spearheaded the effort to create the office, said that the arts are a five billion-dollar industry in the city, and the new department...
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Nick Legeros: Sculpting a Life — new book
01 July 2021
Cover of Nick Legeros's book Nick Legeros, prolific sculptor, was  honored by the  Edina Community Foundation; they worked to produce a book this spring that features the recognizable sculpture work of the Edina native. Nick's...
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Preserving plywood protest boards
01 July 2021
Memorialize the Movement (MTM) founder and Executive Director Leesa Kelly.Anyone who wants to “own a piece of this history,” referring to the plywood protest art created after the murder of George Floyd, gets “a flat and resounding NO” from Memorialize the Movement (MTM) founder and Executive Director...
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Arts District needs images for 2022 Calendar
01 July 2021
The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is looking for active, colorful, beautiful and/or funny images from Northeast or by artists based in Northeast that bring cheer and a feeling of togetherness, community, even healing. Images can be, but do not need to be, tied to recognizable individual neighborhood...
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Priorities and leverage: Support for arts office
29 June 2021
Reprinted/adapted with permission from the Northeaster newspaper. There are many reasons to support expanding the city of Minneapolis’ commitment to arts, from arts’ intrinsic value, to a desire to catch up to otherwise comparable cities. We urge support for a new department of Arts and Cultural Affairs....
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How they looked at zoning in 1968
29 June 2021
University of Minnesota graduate student Kenny Niemeyer is interning with the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District this summer cataloging the land uses, talking with building owners and exploring ways to preserve maker space and compatible industry. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping,...
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