Urban/Environment

  • Wildflower

    Wildflower

  • Zucchini with Chicken Wire

    Zucchini with Chicken Wire

  • Sunflower

    Sunflower

  • Melon and Virginia Creeper

    Melon and Virginia Creeper

  • Ragweed

    Ragweed

  • Sign depicting a sunflower

    Sign depicting a sunflower
    a finished sign with an image of the center of a sunflower and descriptive text in English, Spanish and Somali.

  • Finished sign at 3730 Chicago Avenue S, Studio B

    Finished sign at 3730 Chicago Avenue S, Studio B

  • Sign depicting a duck eating a Cheeto

    Sign depicting a duck eating a Cheeto
    A finished sign with an image of a male mallard duck eating a Cheeto and descriptive text in English, Spanish and Somali

  • Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    sign installed in a front lawn as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    A sign installed in a public area as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

    Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

  • Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

    Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

Urban/Environment is a nature walk along Chicago Avenue comprised of 30 state-park-inspired signs that combine photographs of the neighborhood with interpretive text. Join us for guided hikes! Continue Reading Urban/Environment

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Breaking Ice

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    sign installed in a front lawn as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    A sign installed in a public area as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

    Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

  • Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

    Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

Breaking Ice is a program of Pillsbury House + Theatre that uses improvisation and ensemble-based theatre to confront the difficult communication issues that arise from cultural friction. In February of 2013, Breaking Ice customized an entertaining and thought-provoking performance with input from the neighborhood on… Continue Reading Breaking Ice

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Pillsbury House + Theatre

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    sign installed in a front lawn as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    A sign installed in a public area as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

    Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

  • Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

    Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

Pillsbury House + Theatre (PHT) is proud to be a professional theatre unlike any other. In partnership with Pillsbury United Communities, one of the largest human services organizations in the state, Pillsbury House + Theatre demonstrates that the highest quality art is an integral part… Continue Reading Pillsbury House + Theatre

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Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    sign installed in a front lawn as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    A sign installed in a public area as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

    Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

  • Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

    Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

The Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) works to enhance the quality of life in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood by facilitating community engagement, embracing a diversity of voices, and fostering economic and community development. PPNA was formed in 1982 to strengthen this inner-city, south Minneapolis neighborhood… Continue Reading Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

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Paint the Pavement

  • Paint the Pavement design by Forrest Wozniak.

    Paint the Pavement design by Forrest Wozniak.

  • Paint the Pavement, June 8, 2013.

    Paint the Pavement, June 8, 2013.

  • Paint the Pavement, June 8, 2013.

    Paint the Pavement, June 8, 2013.

  • Paint the Pavement, June 8, 2013.

    Paint the Pavement, June 8, 2013.

  • Paint the Pavement, June 8, 2013.

    Paint the Pavement, June 8, 2013.

  • Washing up after painting the pavement, June 8, 2013.

    Washing up after painting the pavement, June 8, 2013.

  • Putting the finishing touches on the painted pavement on 10th Ave. and 34th Street.

    Putting the finishing touches on the painted pavement on 10th Ave. and 34th Street.

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    sign installed in a front lawn as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    A sign installed in a public area as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

    Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

  • Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

    Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

Creating a memorable space over street pavement! Continue Reading Paint the Pavement

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Little Free Library

  • Initial model for the Little Free Libraries

    Initial model for the Little Free Libraries

  • Initial model for the Little Free Libraries

    Initial model for the Little Free Libraries

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    sign installed in a front lawn as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    A sign installed in a public area as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

    Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

  • Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

    Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

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. Continue Reading Little Free Library

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Upstream Arts

  • Initial model for the Little Free Libraries

    Initial model for the Little Free Libraries

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    sign installed in a front lawn as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    A sign installed in a public area as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

    Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

  • Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

    Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

Upstream Arts integrates individuals with cognitive, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and physical disabilities into arts programming designed to develop social and communication skills vital to success in school, work and life. In its programs, local professional artists—including actors, musicians, poets, visual artists and dancers—lead arts activities… Continue Reading Upstream Arts

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Journey Gosselin

Journey Gosselin

Local developer Journey Gosselin will open City Foods Studio at 3722 Chicago Avenue South in early 2013. The project will provide rent-able commercial kitchen space and will cater to local-food entrepreneurs and food trucks. The space will also have a storefront area for picking up orders and… Continue Reading Journey Gosselin

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CityFoodStudio Facade

  • Initial model for the Little Free Libraries

    Initial model for the Little Free Libraries

  • Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

    Breaking Ice Performance. Photo by Aaron Fenster, Feb. 2013

  • Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at 4052 Park Avenue (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    sign installed in a front lawn as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)

    Finished sign at wetland area at 37th Street between Chicago and Park Avenues (installation photo by Ben Hovland)
    A sign installed in a public area as part of Stephanie L. Rogers'

  • Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

    Finished Sing at 3512 Chicago Avenue

  • Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

    Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

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. Continue Reading CityFoodStudio Facade

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The Mobile Sign Shop

  • Mounted signs on 35th and Chicago

    Mounted signs on 35th and Chicago

  • Mobile Sign Workshop at the ArtStop Garden

    Mobile Sign Workshop at the ArtStop Garden

  • Mobile Sign Workshop at the ArtStop Garden

    Mobile Sign Workshop at the ArtStop Garden

  • Mobile Sign Workshop at the ArtStop Garden

    Mobile Sign Workshop at the ArtStop Garden

  • Mobile Sign Workshop at the CANDO Office

    Mobile Sign Workshop at the CANDO Office

  • Mobile Sign Workshop at Pillsbury House

    Mobile Sign Workshop at Pillsbury House

  • How to Make a Sign.

    How to Make a Sign.

  • Beautiful names on beautiful signs!

    Beautiful names on beautiful signs!

  • Name signs on 35th and Chicago

    Name signs on 35th and Chicago

  • Setting up for the Mobile Sign workshop on June 8th at the Arts on Chicago Celebration

    Setting up for the Mobile Sign workshop on June 8th at the Arts on Chicago Celebration

  • The Mobile Sign workshop on June 8th at the Arts on Chicago Celebration

    The Mobile Sign workshop on June 8th at the Arts on Chicago Celebration

  • Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

    Stephanie Rogers leading an urban nature hike.

The Mobile Sign Shop functions as a mobile, municipal sign shop designed to create vernacular name signs for the neighborhood with the goal of increasing residents’ connection to each other while giving people who travel on Chicago a sense of who lives here, adding names to the place. Continue Reading The Mobile Sign Shop

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