Faces of Leadership
Calhoun - Isles
Cedar - Riverside/West Bank
Greater East Side
Macalester - Groveland
Payne - Phalen
Saint Anthony Park
Summit - University
Summit Hill and Crocus Hill
Thomas - Dale/Frogtown
Arts and Culture
Reuse / Rebuild
Strong Local Economy
Transit Oriented Development
Cuisine at the Royal Bangkok
Photo: Bill Kelley
Blossoms of Hope
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Modern Times Cafe
Named for the big park in its heart, Powderhorn is best known for the annual rite of spring that unfolds on its streets: the May Day Parade and Ceremony, under the direction of the neighborhood's venerable Heart of the Beast Theater. This spectacularly colorful grassroots spectacle, with its gigantic puppet-floats and ragtag marching bands, honors the offbeat essence of the neighborhood, which is full of immigrants, social innovators, young dreamers, and veteran activists.
Joan Vorderbruggen: Reawakening Empty Storefronts and Windows to Their Community Potential
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The first article in a new series on Twin Cities artists who build community, activate space, engage viewers, and stimulate interaction or dialogue with their work, and how their creative placemaking
helps reveal and enhance community identity.
Ten Thousand Things: Connecting with Communities Through Imaginative Theater
Carl Atiya Swanson
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hive Minds: Urban Beekeeping in High Places
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The rooftops of some prestigious locations are buzzing as local institutions hop aboard the global urban beekeeping bandwagon. The idea is to play a role in restoring declining bee populations, with the help of the U of M and some intrepid honey-oriented entrepreneurs.
The May Day Parade: A Slide Show
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The May Day Parade and Festival is our Mardi Gras--a heartfelt explosion of color, music, art, fun, and earth-friendliness after the weariness of long winters. Bill Kelley caught the parade action last Sunday in the Powderhorn neighborhood as Minneapolitans dressed up and rocked out to say goodbye to the cold.
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.
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