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.

A lively acoustic music series in the Minneapolis City Center featuring local artists from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

It’s that time of year, and 5 to 10 on Hennepin is prepping for winter! With the colder weather and shorter days moving in, join us in Minneapolis City Center on Thursdays featuring local artists performing acoustic sets. See you at lunchtime in City Center starting Nov. 3!

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5 to 10 on Hennepin Lunchtime Concert Series

Inside Minneapolis City Center Atrium
Thursday, December 15 at 11:00 am
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust, Southwest Airlines, Project for Public Spaces & Jack Link’s

A lively acoustic music series in the Minneapolis City Center featuring local artists from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Northern Lights Stage presented by Jack Link’s will feature:  11AM-11:30AM                Geoffrey Fischbein 11:30AM-12:30PM           Lehamore-Hudson 12:30-1:00PM          …

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5 to 10 on Hennepin Lunchtime Concert Series

Inside Minneapolis City Center Atrium
Thursday, December 22 at 11:00 am
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust, Southwest Airlines, Project for Public Spaces & Jack Link’s

A lively acoustic music series in the Minneapolis City Center featuring local artists from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Northern Lights Stage presented by Jack Link’s will feature:  11:00AM-12:15PM           The OK Factor 12:45PM- 2:00PM            Dan Israel

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.


The community collaboration is a six-month pilot that pairs local artists with human service and community organizations 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.

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

For the project, Rory partnered with MRAC, Forecast Public Art, Springboard for the Arts, Hennepin Theatre Trust, PCL Construction, Parsons Electric, Mystic Lake Casino, MAIC, NACDI, Native Fitness And Nutrition, MUID and MIGIZI.




paigedansinger-photoPaige Dansinger:

Paige Dansinger creates traditional and digital artworks which reanimate the history of art. Creating the prototype #DrawArt mobile application in 2012, she established herself as a specialist in developing digital engagement experiences in museums and social media with MuseumDraw. Paige is also the Founding Director of the Minneapolis Center for Digital Art. Paige’s work bridges creative technology and the community connecting us closer together to contribute to a better world.

Her works been included in the “Gutai Card Box” at Gutai: Splendid Playground, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC, as well as performed Artist Residencies and Special Projects with Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Met Museum’s Digital Media Lab, Goldstein Museum, Huntington Library, Garden and Collections, Brooklyn College, Chipstone Foundation, Worcester Art Museum, De Cordova Sculpture Park, Parthenon Reunification Colloquy at Nicholson Museum, Sydney, Museum Computer Network and Museums and the Web. Paige recently presented at Museum Computer Network, (2015), Creative Tech Week NYC, and Museums and the Web, Los Angeles. And led a MuseumDraw Public Tour at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC.




Lance Delao:

Lance Delao is a multidisciplinary artist and entrepreneur living in Minneapolis. Born in Saint Paul, Delao spent time in California and Europe studying art and fashion while building his clothing brand from the ground up. Since moving back to the States two years ago, Delao continues to devote his time to learning art history and researching artists who inspire him like Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol. Within the past 10 years Delao has created a style of drawing that he’s coined “Skribblism.” A process that creates photo realistic drawings out of scribbled lines, he sees Skibblism as a study of how one can take ordinary materials, like sharpies and crayons, and create something realistic and yet abstract. He hopes to one day showcase work in museums and galleries around the world and to inspire people with his work.