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Minneapolis themed artwork by Kevin Cannon

We Are Metro Transit: Snap a selfie before it’s too late!

In front of Minneapolis City Hall, some of my favorite things are currently on display: Minneapolis landmarks, public transportation, and selfies. “We Are Metro Transit” is a public art installation that will be temporarily displayed at Government Plaza Station from mid-October through mid-November. One side of the display features artwork depicting transportation and downtown Minneapolis […]

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Calling All Artists: Midtown Greenway In Need of Art

  Editor’s Note: One of the missing voices in bicycle planning in the Twin Cities is college students. This series aims to include the perspectives of a generation that is much less likely than their parents to own vehicles. The authors are Macalester students enrolled in the “Bicycling the Urban Landscape” course. The overarching objective […]

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The Quiet Magic of Sticker Art

Sticker tags and sticker art have been around for a long time but they’re so ubiquitous that people stop noticing them. They’re often on newspaper boxes, the backs of street signs, light poles, utility boxes, bar and club bathrooms, toll plazas, bus shelters– anywhere you can stick something and have it seen. Sticker tags are […]

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Formal season on Stone Arch Bridge

A Minneapolis Saunter

On Saturday, May 7 in New York City a group of people known as Shorewalkers hit the trails along the shoreline of Manhattan for The Great Saunter, a 32 mile epic urban hike. Someday I will join them, but this year I decided to walk in solidarity and complete a 32 mile walk in Minneapolis. Since I’ve […]

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Midway Murals

Midway Murals

Hamline Midway resident Jonathan Oppenheimer and Saint Paul City Council President Russ Stark explain the recently completed Midway Murals project in this short video produced by the City of Saint Paul Communications Services.

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Vikings Stadium

Free Idea: Keep Branding Off Vikings Stadium, Add It With CGI for TV Broadcasts

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once wrote that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. For example, right now, there is a robot the size of a small truck driving around Mars shooting lasers at rocks. One other thing humans have figured out is the so-called “1st & Ten” line. In American football–a […]

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Hottea

Meet Minneapolis Street Artist HoTTea

Drawn to Minneapolis artist HoTTea’s inventive and non-destructive take on street art, Threadless offered the Minneapolis College of Art and Design grad $2,000 to fund the project of his choosing. Miles of yarn and 12 hours later, his inspiring transformation of a derelict tennis court reminds us to always look on the bright side. Music […]

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Parachute Cloth Mural Builds Community in South Minneapolis

How can a new school introduce itself to a community? Folwell Performing Arts Magnet School in south Minneapolis is using principals of placemaking and robust community engagement to create and install a 2,000 sq. ft. public mural to say “hello” to their neighborhood. Folwell, located at the border of the Corcoran and Standish neighborhoods (20th Ave S […]

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UM, Access to Fun: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden [Episode 7]

My friend, Josh Lee, takes us on a tour of the Minneapolis Sculpture garden in this episode of UM, Access to Fun. Published on Dec 4, 2014 He’s back! Welcome to Episode 7 of the “UM, Access to Fun” show with University of Minnesota student host Josh Lee. In this week’s episode, Josh hops a […]

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