5 to 10 on Hennepin

Hennepin Theatre Trust, Southwest Airlines Co. and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) are joining together to create and activate public spaces in the WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District.

The 5 to 10 on Hennepin project will reimagine a five-block stretch of Hennepin Avenue between 5th and 10th streets as a vibrant destination for everyone to enjoy, activating one block at a time beginning August 18 through December 22.

Southwest Airlines’ Heart of the Community program awarded the Trust with a $200,000 grant to bring 5 to 10 on Hennepin to life. PPS, a nonprofit pioneer in the global placemaking movement, will provide technical assistance.

Each week on Thursdays, the Trust is giving one block a fun “creative makeover” from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sidewalks and surface parking lots come to life, offering assembled curiosities, including:


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5 to 10 on Hennepin

Between 7th & 8th on Hennepin Avenue
Thursday, October 6 at 5:00 pm
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust, Southwest Airlines & Jack Link’s

5 to 10 on Hennepin, a project of Hennepin Theatre Trust, activates a five-block stretch of Hennepin Avenue between 5th and 10th streets as a vibrant destination for everyone to enjoy. This week’s event is Thursday, October 6 between 7th and…

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5 to 10 on Hennepin

at City Center
Thursday, October 13 at 5:00 pm
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust, Southwest Airlines & Jack Link’s

5 to 10 on Hennepin, a project of Hennepin Theatre Trust, activates a five-block stretch of Hennepin Avenue between 5th and 10th streets as a vibrant destination for everyone to enjoy. This week’s event is Thursday, October 13 between 6th and…


Open Call: Overview and Details

In support of 5 to 10 on Hennepin, this open call focuses on four primary activities: mobile stage, community collaboration, street performances and artist markets. Each activity and the associated open call requirements are explained in greater detail.

The Northern Lights Stage presented by Jack Link’s

The Northern Lights Stage presented by Jack Link’s is a pop-up live-performance stage outfitted with sound and light equipment, which will rove Hennepin Avenue as part of the 5 to 10 on Hennepin project. Placement of the stage will typically occur in surface parking lots, but also in alleyways and near sidewalks along Hennepin Avenue each Thursday night from 5-10 pm beginning August 18 through December 22.

Street Performance Program

We are looking for buskers, magicians, troubadours, spoken word artists, dancers, jugglers, chalk artists, mimes, balloon-twisters, fire-eaters, stilt-walkers, puppeteers and anyone else with talents to entertain and engage our visitors as they enjoy 5 to 10 on Hennepin. Multicultural performers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Artist Market

We will host a series of weekly pop-up night markets — from August 18 through December — featuring Minnesota-made fine art and goods. Activating one city block at a time along Hennepin Avenue between 5th and 10th streets, this Artist Market is part of 5 to 10 on Hennepin.

APPLY HERE

The community collaboration is a six-month pilot that pairs local artists with organizations, which serve underserved communities, to program unique activities. Meet our community collaborators.


still-group-dancingKulture Klub Collaborative:

Kulture Klub Collaborative engages art and artistic practice to provide enriching multidisciplinary opportunities for youth experiencing homelessness and artists to grow individually, and to transform community.  Since 1992, Kulture Klub Collaborative has been providing year-round artistic activities and workshops with artists-in-residence.  Located in downtown Minneapolis, Kulture Klub brings dignity and respect to youth experiencing homelessness and to artists, populations that are both culturally neglected and separated.  This effort catalyzes new relationships between art and community. Kulture Klub is a bridge for at-risk youth to move from isolation to expression, towards finding a voice of participation in their communities.


Stephanie Glaros:

Stephanie Glaros is a teaching artist, speaker and author based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  From 2005 to 2012, she was the art director for Utne Reader magazine, where she developed an interest in photojournalism and realized the profound impact of storytelling.  She has a BA in women’s studies from University of Montana, and an AAS in graphic design from Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).

Glaros is an adjunct instructor in the graphic design department at MCTC.  She also teaches workshops for the Twin Cities Media Alliance and others. In addition to her blog, Humans of Minneapolis, she has a regular column in Southwest Journal.


meenamangalvedhekarMeena Mangalvedhekar:

While working as a photojournalist for Times of India, I found my roots in listening to communities. Now through public art as social intervention, participatory urban projection and public installations, I strive to connect community and place; embedded with personal process of finding home in the USA. I strongly believe in helping community initiatives utilize these instruments to creatively claim and transform public spaces. Often I use digital tools and physical collections to study locations around me and get inspired by it’s human history. As a transplant from India, I struggle to make home and often notice similar struggles among different demographics of Twin Cities residents. It drove me to create public art projects like Devices for Aerial Investigations (2012), Forward/50 (2013 onwards) and Take The Field (2014 onwards) where passersby can come together to make, relate and participate and create loops of process overtime at multiple occasions.


Rory Wakemup:rory-wakemup

Rory Wakemup is a multimedia public and community artist of Anishinabe decent.

 

 

 


paigedansinger-photoPaige Dansinger:

A Survivor of domestic abuse, I use art, museums and creative tech for a better world. Feminism, art history, running, blueberry pie, and my son make me happy.

Founding Director of Mpls Center for Digital Art & Museum Draw