Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Made Here initiative inspires creative experiences in the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District (WeDo™).
Through public art and community-inspired activities, Made Here establishes Hennepin Avenue as a place of possibilities. The work focuses on five high-volume blocks – 5th to 10th streets – that are anchored by the Trust’s four performing arts spaces. Learn more about our Arts Advisory Panel.
Since its launch in 2013, Made Here has grown into a mix of offerings that include Made Here Visual and Made Here Performs.
Made Here owes its growth to the imagination of its artists and the generosity of many supporters, including our founding sponsor, Andersen Windows.
Hennepin Theatre Trust will launch its tenth round of Made Here with Avenues: Made Here this summer! Avenues: Made Here will commemorate and reflect upon the last five years of Made Here by showcasing a collection of Made Here artists that have participated since its inception in 2013.
Made Here’s Artist Advisory Panel curated this unique round, inviting at least one artist from each of the past nine runs of Made Here to create a showcase that explores the theme “avenues” through window displays and large-scale photography exhibits on the exterior of downtown buildings. Avenues will also include the new Made Here Alumni Gallery in the PNC Lounge at 900 Hennepin, featuring works by 11 past Made Here artists.
Energy: Made Here features the work of more than 30 Minnesota artists. Their works explore the theme “energy.” Open to interpretation, artists explore what “energy” means to them – from sources of inspiration to what powers our world. The run fills 20 window displays from December 19, 2017 to April 4, 2018.
During the summer, Hennepin Theatre Trust — in collaboration with local and national partners — creates welcoming downtown experiences for all with 5 to 10 on Hennepin.
This project brings the community together to enjoy unique urban festivities, including live music, family-friendly activities, games, food and public art. This work attracted national attention, highlighting the power of the arts to spark new community connections and conversations and transform our city into a thriving, inclusive destination for everyone.