Creative Feed: Co-op will trade food for art, pay for supplies

Co-op Art: Corn, by Charles Lyon

Eastside Food Co-op introduces Creative Feed, a new way to bring even more local art to Central Avenue and to support the community of artists who call Northeast Minneapolis home. Eastside Food Coop is opening windows, walls, and walkways to the artists of Northeast.

Proposals are requested from Minneapolis visual artists for temporary, two-dimensional public artwork centered on themes of food, healing, nature, justice, community and solidarity. Proposals can include murals, window painting, sidewalk art, and more. Artists at any stage in their career can apply. Preference will be given to artists who live or work in Northeast Minneapolis. Eastside Food Co-op is committed to diversity and inclusion. BIPOC, women, and queer artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

According to the application, linked at, or, compensation will be relative to project scale, ranging from $500 to $2,000 in store credit, with a separate materials stipend of $250 to $1,000. Selected artists will be responsible for production, delivery, installation of artwork under the supervision of Eastside Food Co-op representatives, and pickup of art at the end of the exhibition period.

The Co-op is also looking for new board members. More information on both opportunities, on