5 to 10 on Hennepin

This summer, we brought back our 5 to 10 on Hennepin project, which brings a street celebration to select blocks along Hennepin Avenue through August. We had special monthly programs in June, July and August.

Here’s the rundown of events:

  • June 21: 5th and Hennepin in the Loop parking lot between The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts and the light rail station
  • July 12: 7th and Hennepin in the Loop parking lot between the Pantages Theatre and City Place Lofts
  • August 23: Parking lot adjacent to the Harbor Light Center at 1010 Currie Avenue

All monthly programs featured our Northern Lights Stage presented by Jack Link’s with local performances; places to sit; games; food and beverages; and more.

The activities were designed using feedback from people regularly using Hennepin Avenue and are based on learnings from the original 5 to 10 on Hennepin project launched in August 2016. We worked with MAD DADS, Kulture Klub Collaborative, Harbor Light, YouthLink and the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District to bring the activities to life.

The project was funded through a Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community grant with technical assistance provided by Project for Public Spaces.

It’s just one way we provide diverse experiences in the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District (WeDo™). It’s been a great summer!

The 2016 community collaboration was a six-month pilot that paired local artists with human service and community organizations to program unique activities. Meet our community collaborators from 5 to 10 on Hennepin 2016.

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 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.