The Projects

Arts on Chicago Projects

  • Neighborhood Love Notes

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    Neighborhood Love Notes is a mail art project by Rachel Jendrzejewski and Drew Sieplinga. This spring, all residents and businesses… Continue Reading Neighborhood Love Notes

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  • Where We’re Going/Where We’re At

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    Poems and music collaboratively created with resident artists and students at Transition Plus.

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  • Together We Hold Each Other Up

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    Building community by building beautiful benches that will permanently live in the Paradise Garden next door to the Cafe Southside on Chicago Avenue.

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  • PPPP/TTTT

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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  • Bicycle Racks

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    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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  • Poetry Mobile

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    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.

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  • Time Travel

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    A site-specific piece meant to be universal, combining the art of sign painting and installation art.

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  • Hothouse Mural

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    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

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

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  • PHAT mobile

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    The PHAT mobile is an interactive vehicle that will facilitate art projects where youth are to transform, breakout, get up, get down and get the party started.

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  • We are the Other

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    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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  • Urban/Environment

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    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!

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  • Breaking Ice

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    Breaking Ice is a program of Pillsbury House + Theatre that uses improvisation and ensemble-based theatre to confront the difficult… Continue Reading Breaking Ice

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  • Paint the Pavement

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    Creating a memorable space over street pavement!

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  • Little Free Library

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    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

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    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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  • The Mobile Sign Shop

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    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.

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  • Collage Collaborative

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    The public art consortium, The Collage Collaborative™, is creating artwork that promotes Chicago Avenue South using the neighborhood senior citizens’ stories as inspiration and the youths' painted paper as material.

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  • Fiber Sprawl

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    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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  • “What Grows Here?” Story Project

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    "What Grows Here?" is a neighborhood story project culminating in a guided Story Walk along Chicago Avenue, in which the artists will lead audiences along the street while sharing stories gathered from people who live, work, and go to school here.

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  • Chicago Avenue Stilting Club

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

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  • Eye Site

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    Eye Site harnesses the ample network of privately owned motion sensor lighting around the Chicago Avenue corridor to charge glow-in-the dark images for an immersive nighttime tour through the area.

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