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Payne - Phalen
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This mosaic of a neighborhood, home to many immigrant nationalities and native-born ethnicities, including African-Americans and Native Americans, is a complex mix of residences, small businesses, and major medical and financial institutions, including the sprawling Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Health Care, and Wells Fargo Mortgage. The towering, long-vacant Sears building at Chicago Avenue and Lake Street was remade to the tune of $189 million into a mixed-used development; at ground level it hosts the colorful Midtown Global Market, a cluster of small food stands, restaurants, and retail stores that celebrate--and sell--the fruits of Minneapolis' many cultures.
The Building Sustainable Communities Program: Art for Everybody's Neighborhood
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Art lives in the Twin Cities--and not just in the tonier parts of town. Thanks to initiatives like Twin Cities LISC's Building Sustainable Communities program, art and artists are taking major roles in helping some of our most challenged inner-city communities thrive.
A Line or Two: The "Glitter Knitter" to Perform
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This week: You've heard of "yarn bombing," knitting as a kind of graffiti (knitted cozies around trees and phone poles, yarn symbols strung through the links of chain-link fences, etc.). But how about knitting as out-there performance art? Our most fabulous local yarnmeister, StevenBe, will be doing just that on March 23rd. How will he turn knitting into performance? By weaving in stories--yarns?--from his glamorous life.
Anchor districts emerge as powerful players in bid to shape the new metropolis
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
On the frontier of urban development today are some big players: major medical, educational, and other institutions with a stake in the growth and well-being of their communities. They're not just building new buildings--they're revitalizing neighborhoods in partnership with government, nonprofits, and citizens.
No Coast Craft-o-Rama: A Slide Show
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
On December 7 and 8, Minneapolis' Midtown Global Market turned hyper-crafty as 96 hand-makers of beautiful, funny, and freaky objects gathered to sell their wares. It was more than a holiday craft fair--it was a celebration of the Twin Cities as a leader in the new crafts movement. Our photographer, Bill Kelley, was there.
A Line or Two: Saturday Night at 38th and Chicago
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
In A Line or Two, I share some of my enthusiasms and discoveries as I make my way around the Twin Cities. Call it an editor's note as blog entry. This week: An evening at the JoyFace Poetry and Arts Collective's pop-up celebration, the Full Blast Bliss Reading and Art Show.
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