Congratulations to Kara Van Wyk, cover artist. Her image of the Water Park is also August’s illustration. Here’s a sneak peek of the front and back covers. The back cover shows you a sliver of each artists’ work, and they are listed below by the neighborhood they illustrated. 

Here are the neighborhoods and artists:

Audubon – Josh Mortenson   

Beltrami – Mark Peterson

Bottineau – Michael Anderson     

Columbia Park – Karen Kraco

Holland – Jason Jenkins     

Logan Park – Loretta Bebeau

Marshall Terrace – Alex Schlee    

Mid-City Industrial – August Schwerdfeger

Northeast Park (and the cover) – Kara van Wyk     

Sheridan – Patricia Canney

St. Anthony East – James Nutt    

St. Anthony West – Josh Mortenson

Waite Park – Jonathan Mortenson     

Windom Park – Karen Kraco


This year’s larger prize purse — thanks in part to Northeast Bank’s generous contribution — brought out a wonderful and competitive array of images, both photography and other art mediums. We are thrilled to celebrate the neighborhoods and artists through these images, and highlighted the arts components of each neighborhood in their descriptions. 

Award-winning artist Kevin Cannon gave the month pages a sleek new design, and we chose a matte paper stock which is more environmentally-friendly (no clay additives). We are thrilled to use Bolger, a local arts-friendly printing company and save the environmental cost of shipping.

Sponsoring businesses and organizations:

Akis Breadhaus

Audubon Neighborhood Ass’n

Bottineau Neighborhood Ass’n

Bremer Bank (on Lowry)

California Building and Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

Casket Arts

Central Avenue Liquor

Central Car Wash

Clay Squared to Infinity

Dinsmore Cleaners (both locations)

Dipped & Debris

East Side Neighborhood Services

Eastside Food Coop

Gopher Liquor


Ideal Diner

Indeed Brewing


Logan Park Neighborhood Ass’n

Metro Welding

Moose Bar & Grill

Mother Earth Gardens

Northeast Bank

Northeast Minneapolis Chamber

Northeaster Newspaper

Petscape Grooming

River Liquor

Sarah Jane’s Bakery

Sen Yai Sen Lek

Sentyrz Market

SIP Coffee/Straitline Dance

Stinson Wine & Spirits

The Anchor

The Mill Northeast

Waite Park Community Council

Wells Fargo (on Central)

Windom Park Citizens in Action