Wednesday, July 25, 2012

7th annual FLOW northside arts crawl

Below you will find information about the 7th Annual FLOW Northside Arts Crawl.  I'll be showing some work documenting what McKinley CSA has been up to thus far this year.  I'll be in the Juxtaposition building at 1108 W. Broadway this Saturday from 2-8.  Come visit!  :)  My prints will also be for sale.

Since 2006, FLOW Northside Arts Crawl has become the premier art event in North Minneapolis.  Highlighting the uniqueness of the Northside community, this free, family event is a unique collaboration between the business and arts communities that showcases artists of all ages from the Northside. FLOW is a self-guided art tour featuring visual and performing artists at businesses, studios and organizations along West Broadway in North Minneapolis.

FLOW Northside Arts Crawl has been at the forefront of the cultural corridor work now happening throughout the metro area.  We have been ahead of the curve in such efforts as Pop-Up Galleries (see University Light Rail Project), Storefront Art (Whittier Neighborhood) and public art as part of the streetscape (NEA Plan-It Hennepin).  Come to West Broadway and witness the ongoing transformational impact that art has had on the avenue.

FLOW 2012 will focus on 3 clusters:

  • Logan Avenue N & West Broadway

  • Emerson Avenue N & West Broadway

  • North 2nd & West Broadway

Event Highlights Include:

FLOW Pedal Stage sponsored by CityPages - 

A full line up of bands and music will crawl along a half mile of N.2nd St looping from the Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts to C. Caldwell Gallery & FLOW Artist Market to Mpls Center for Photography & Two Tigers      Gallery in the Northwinds Lofts Building.  Hop on a bike or walk along side as you make your way from site to site.

World’s Longest Soul Train Line - 

Obsidian Arts, KMOJ and FLOW invite you to join us on The Curve of West Broadway to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Soul Train Line.  Part public art project, part community gathering, this record attempt seeks to bring 1000 people together to pay homage to the Soul Train Line – a particularly vibrant cultural artifact from the African American Tradition.  Bring your skates, your Soul Train era gear and your soulful attitude to this positive community art and culture project. Register here:

Storefront Art - 

Northside365 ( is a collaboration of photographers, amateurs and professionals, coming together to tell the story of north Minneapolis through a daily photo exhibit. The seven photographers from this photo project will have select images in storefronts on West Broadway between Bryant & Emerson Avenues

West Broadway Historic Walking Tour - 

The Free History Pin mobile app reveals historic photos of your current location and allows you to view them layered over the modern scene in front of you.  Look for the footprints on the sidewalk to see historic photos line up exactly with how things look today.

Photography Contest - 

Post your photos to FLOW Northside Arts Crawl’s Facebook page.  There will be an online vote to select the best images from this year’s event.  Winners receive a cash prize and their photo will be used in 2013 materials

KMOJ headliner Noel Gourdin - 

        7:00pm at the KMOJ Stage, Logan & West Broadway presented by Snapple & Cub Foods.  A gifted singer-songwriter, national sensation Noel Gourdin is influenced by classic soul as well as the contemporary sounds of R&B and Hip-Hop.

JXTA Expansion - 

1108, the newest addition to Juxtaposition Arts’ campus, will host performances in the intimate Moja Space and exhibit dozens of artists in the newly completed artist studios.

Summer Festival - 

KFAI radio & Cookie Cart team up again in the parking lot behind the bakery.  Enjoy music, cultural dance groups, climbing wall, The Minnesota Lynx, magician, art-making activities, bakery tours, the Smack Shack Food Truck     and of course, COOKIES!

BLO’s Beer Garden - 

Back in business after being closed for over a year due to damage by the 2011 Tornado, Broadway Liquor Outlet is back on Broadway.  Celebrate their reopening at the outdoor beer garden on Logan, right by the KMOJ Stage

The Historic Capri Theater - 

In addition to exhibiting visual art, The Capri will present a diverse lineup including the documentary film Cornerstones:  A History of North Minneapolis, Mu Performing Arts: Mu Daiko Taiko Drums and The Capri Big Band

Public Art - 

Dozens of pieces along West Broadway include vibrant murals, photo installations, sculpture, audio installations, façade improvements and art-in-real time.

Other elements of FLOW include:

Seven stages, spoken word, food trucks, musical theatre, emerging artists, live music, art making activities, free shuttle, art-in-real time, artist market, dance performances & artist studios.

MEDIA CONTACT: Dudley Voigt, FLOW Artistic Director,  651-274-9154

More Information available at    Photos available on request.

Come celebrate the Northside!

FACEBOOK: FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl


FLOW is an arts crawl that shines a light on the Northside community through the arts. It unites, celebrates and transforms in collaboration with the broader communities that surround us.

FLOW is produced by the West Broadway Business & Area Coalition.

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