Art in Alleys Bike Tour this Saturday at Noon

Mpls Alley 59Join alley aficionado and public art guide Christian Huelsman on a bike ride to look at public art in Minneapolis alleys, all through the neighborhoods of Seward and Longfellow in South Minneapolis. is proud to co-sponsor this event with Christian Huelsman, whose peerless passion for alleys will surely be contagious.

Here’s some info from the Facebook event:

The long awaited sequel to the bike tour in Longfellow and Powderhorn is here! Presented by the Minneapolis Alley Initiative for Neighborhood Stimulation, in partnership with Streets.MN, we’ll ride approximately 10 miles through Seward and Longfellow neighborhoods, as well as Powderhorn community.

Join us with a bicycle on Saturday, August 24th for a ride throughout Longfellow and Powderhorn communities, to view an eclectic offering of alley art. PLUS, we have been invited back to the alley studio of sign painter Phil Vandervaart!

We will meet at Milkweed, located at 39th & Lake, congregating outdoors on the 39th Ave side. We will embark approximately at noon!

Don’t miss it!

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Some of Phil’s signs.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.

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