Neighborhood Love Notes

  • Mail art pop-up card

    Mail art pop-up card
    Photos by Peter Semington/Dunn & Semington


  • Photo courtesy of Xiaolu Wang

Neighborhood Love Notes is a mail art project by Rachel Jendrzejewski and Drew Sieplinga. This spring, all residents and businesses in the Central, Powderhorn Park, Bancroft, and Bryant neighborhoods were sent a gift in the mail – a pop-up card and original poem – plus… Continue Reading Neighborhood Love Notes

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Where We’re Going/Where We’re At

Poems and music collaboratively created with resident artists and students at Transition Plus. Continue Reading Where We’re Going/Where We’re At

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Together We Hold Each Other Up

  • photo by Clarence Reed

    photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

Building community by building beautiful benches that will permanently live in the Paradise Garden next door to the Cafe Southside on Chicago Avenue. Continue Reading Together We Hold Each Other Up

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PPPP/TTTT

  • The Temporary Table Tennis Trailer at Pillsbury House + Theatre

    The Temporary Table Tennis Trailer at Pillsbury House + Theatre

  • The Temporary Table Tennis Trailer at Powderhorn Park

    The Temporary Table Tennis Trailer at Powderhorn Park

  • Mockup of Temporary Table Tennis Trailor

    Mockup of Temporary Table Tennis Trailor

  • PPPP/TTTT in production

    PPPP/TTTT in production

  • PPPP/TTTT

    PPPP/TTTT

  • The Temporary Table Tennis Trailer at Pillsbury House + Theatre

    The Temporary Table Tennis Trailer at Pillsbury House + Theatre

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

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. Continue Reading PPPP/TTTT

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Upstream Animated

  • Upstream Animated sample

    Upstream Animated sample

  • Mockup of Temporary Table Tennis Trailor

    Mockup of Temporary Table Tennis Trailor

  • PPPP/TTTT in production

    PPPP/TTTT in production

  • PPPP/TTTT

    PPPP/TTTT

  • The Temporary Table Tennis Trailer at Pillsbury House + Theatre

    The Temporary Table Tennis Trailer at Pillsbury House + Theatre

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

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

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In the Pursuit of Happiness

  • Esther and a participant laughing.

    Esther and a participant laughing.

  • Mockup of Temporary Table Tennis Trailor

    Mockup of Temporary Table Tennis Trailor

  • PPPP/TTTT in production

    PPPP/TTTT in production

  • PPPP/TTTT

    PPPP/TTTT

  • The Temporary Table Tennis Trailer at Pillsbury House + Theatre

    The Temporary Table Tennis Trailer at Pillsbury House + Theatre

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

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. Continue Reading In the Pursuit of Happiness

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Wish Well

  • Initial Wish Well design mock-up by Michael Hoyt

    Initial Wish Well design mock-up by Michael Hoyt

  • Wish Well on the corner of Chicago Avenue and 35th Street

    Wish Well on the corner of Chicago Avenue and 35th Street

  • Multi-purpose seating / stage

    Multi-purpose seating / stage

  • Wishes are collected and entered into a scrolling LED sign that displays messages in English and Spanish.

    Wishes are collected and entered into a scrolling LED sign that displays messages in English and Spanish.

  • The creation of an exterior public gathering space at the corner of 35th and Chicago will transforms a drab area into a vibrant public square.

    The creation of an exterior public gathering space at the corner of 35th and Chicago will transforms a drab area into a vibrant public square.

  • Wish Well becomes a multi-functional space outside of Pillsbury House.

    Wish Well becomes a multi-functional space outside of Pillsbury House.

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

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. Continue Reading Wish Well

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Utility Box Photo Wraps

  • Mock up of photo-wrap images

    Mock up of photo-wrap images

  • Utility box on 34th Street and Chicago Avenue

    Utility box on 34th Street and Chicago Avenue

  • Utility Box on 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

    Utility Box on 38th Street and Chicago Avenue

  • Utility box on 35th Street and Chicago outside of StevenBe's

    Utility box on 35th Street and Chicago outside of StevenBe's

  • The creation of an exterior public gathering space at the corner of 35th and Chicago will transforms a drab area into a vibrant public square.

    The creation of an exterior public gathering space at the corner of 35th and Chicago will transforms a drab area into a vibrant public square.

  • Wish Well becomes a multi-functional space outside of Pillsbury House.

    Wish Well becomes a multi-functional space outside of Pillsbury House.

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

  • Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

    Tile-Painting Workshop; photo by Clarence Reed

Six utility boxes along the Chicago Avenue corridor wrapped with collaged photographs from the Powderhorn365 photography project. Continue Reading Utility Box Photo Wraps

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Bicycle Racks

  • Mock up of photo-wrap images

    Mock up of photo-wrap images

  • Kelly and Loren; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Kelly and Loren; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Angie Raschio; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Angie Raschio; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren Ziemek; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Loren Ziemek; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Kelly Brazil; photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Kelly Brazil; photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • photo by Ethan Turcotte

    photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • After pitching their bike rack proposal at CPED

    After pitching their bike rack proposal at CPED

  • Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Bike Rack Test, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Kelly and youth at Urban Arts Academy, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Kelly and youth at Urban Arts Academy, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

    Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

  • Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

    Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

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. Continue Reading Bicycle Racks

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Poetry Mobile

  • Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

    Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

  • Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

    Poetry Mobile: Inital potential mockup

  • Poetry Mobile: Working sketch

    Poetry Mobile: Working sketch

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

    Poetry Mobile: Designing the model

  • Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

    Poetry Mobile: Molly Van Avery types a poem on the finished Poetry Mobile

  • The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

    The Poetry Mobile in action at the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

    Typing at the Poetry Mobile.

  • Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

    Anne and Thomas write a poem on the Poetry Mobile at the 38th and and Chicago Business Association festival.

  • One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

    One of the Poetry Mobile poems.

  • Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

    Bike rack outside of Cafe Southside on 34th and Chicago

  • Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    Installing the bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

    The final bike racks outside of Modern Times on 32nd and Chicago, photo by Ethan Turcotte

  • Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

    Loren, Angie, and Kelly with their finished bike rack.

The Poetry Mobile is a 4-wheeled, pedal powered whimsical writing studio where Project Coordinator Molly Van Avery and a multitude of collaborators will write and deliver an original poem to every household in Powderhorn Park. Continue Reading Poetry Mobile

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