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    What can happen when artists unleash their creativity on one 10 block stretch of road?

Current Projects

  • PPPP/TTTT

    projects, Projects - Current

    Popup Ping Pong Park (PPPP) / Temporary Table Tennis Trailer (TTTT) will consist of a trailer mounted regulation size steel ping pong table that will appear in different lots, vacant spaces and yards along Chicago Ave to engage people in conversation and the sport of Table Tennis.

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  • Upstream Animated

    Projects - Current

    Interdisciplinary artist David Luke has collaborated with Upstream Arts to create a quartet of unique animated movies.

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  • In the Pursuit of Happiness

    projects, Projects - Current

    The Pursuit of Happiness aims to infuse the neighborhood with the best medicine, laughter, through a series of Laughter Gatherings in living rooms, businesses, community spaces, schools, and outdoors, thereby promoting physical and emotional well-being and our right to the pursuit of happiness.

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  • Wish Well

    projects, Projects - Current

    Wish Well is a contemplative, public space that invites community members to simply sit, share, and reflect on mass well wishes left anonymously by community members.

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  • Utility Box Photo Wraps

    projects, Projects - Current

    Six utility boxes along the Chicago Avenue corridor wrapped with collaged photographs from the Powderhorn365 photography project.

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  • Bicycle Racks

    projects, Projects - Current

    Welding five separate bicycle racks along the Chicago Avenue Corridor, incorporating themes or flavors of each location, and completed in partnership with youth with ties to Full Cycle Bike Shop.

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  • Hothouse Mural

    projects, Projects - Current

    The mural design combines elements of the building’s movie theater history with an homage to the fiery work being produced at CAFAC and incorporates sculptural metal pieces and LED elements, fabricated by youth from the Hennepin County Home School.

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  • Art Stops

    projects, Projects - Current

    TAWU Artist Group transforms bus stops into “Art Stops.”

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  • We are the Other

    projects, Projects - Current

    Wing Young Huie will photograph the businesses, residents, organizations, places of worship, and street life on Chicago Avenue from 32nd to 42nd, using conceptual concepts to connect those who don’t know each other well or at all, and display about 100 photographs in various businesses along the corridor.

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  • Little Free Library

    projects, Projects - Current

    The Little Free Libraries will serve two functions: a nod to all the energy that is inside Pillsbury House Community Center, and a Little Free Library with a continual rotation of art books, teen novels and treasured reads that are free and accessible to all who pass by.

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  • CityFoodStudio Facade

    projects, Projects - Current

    A sculptural façade encapsulating the front of 3722 Chicago, using salvaged metal to create a cityscape echoing the art-deco silhouette of the adjacent strip of artist galleries, building an identity for the CityFoodStudio.

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  • Fiber Sprawl

    projects, Projects - Current

    A living, ever changing fiber sculpture created by members of the community will be layered over bent steel, and will be on display in the yarn art garden at StevenBe.

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  • Chicago Avenue Stilting Club

    projects, Projects - Current

    The Chicago Avenue Stilting Club will provide workshops, a performance opportunity and access to stilts for neighborhood kids.

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