Thursday, September 16th, 2010
At great local restaurants near you including Anodyne, Bryant Lake Bowl, Butter, Café Ena, Cause Spirits & Soundbar, Champion’s Bar and Grill, Crema Café’, Curran’s Family Restaurant, El Paraiso, Grand Cafe, Victor’s, and more!
Once again, Eating for Art brings local restaurants together to raise money for arts programming and public art projects in the Kingfield and Lyndale neighborhoods. In past years, Eating for Art has raised money to support the award-winning Walldogs on Nicollet mural project, Family Arts Programming at Leonardo’s Basement, and Hosmer Library’s World Music and Dance program.
What to do? Gather your friends on September 16th, and go Eating for Art! A percentage of your tab at participating restaurants including will be donated to KFNA and LNA to be used for community-based arts programming in each neighborhood. For a complete listing of participating restaurants, check the KFNA website at www.kingfield.org .
Questions? Contact Sarah Linnes-Robinson at KFNA, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-823-5980.
Remember, the more you eat, the better your neighborhood will look!
The Minneapolis Arts Commission selected three public art projects to be recognized with the first annual MAC Awards. The projects include a colorful park bench crafted by youth in North Minneapolis, a Nicollet Avenue mural project that increases awareness of the city’s heritage with historic images of the city (yes, our own Walldogs on Nicollet Project!!), and the installation of dramatic photographs in a downtown skyway to give voice to the Minneapolis immigrant community. Read more
Saturday January 10, 7 PM
Solomon’s Porch, 100 West 46th Street
Some Kingfield neighborhood residents caught Franko’s show during the Walldogs on Nicollet festivities—he is the official Walldogs’ hypnotist, you know! He’s back for one more show in Kingfield, a benefit show, in fact, for our Walldogs On Nicollet Project Coordinator, Carole Bersin, to help defray the cost of a mission trip with Solomon’s to Guatemala for Carole and her daughter. So if you know Carole, or simply love magic!, pack some beverages and come enjoy the hospitality of Solomon’s Porch and see a really fantastic show.
Suggested donation $10 per person and $15 per family. Questions? Contact Carole directly at email@example.com.
Thank you community artists, community volunteer support, and visiting Walldoggers! The murals are amazing works of art, memories of our neighborhood’s history, and symbols of how much can be accomplished when people work together. The powerful images that now line Nicollet Avenue are such a gift to both the Kingfield and Lyndale neighborhoods, that words cannot express how proud I am to be a part of this project and support this work of the community.
Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Executive Director
Kingfield Neighborhood Association
See the more of the murals at www.walldogs.lyndale.org
All you have to do is click on the map under photo galleries to see each individual site.
Walldogs on Nicollet: Day 1–Let the painting begin! Visit www.walldogs.lyndale.org for more photos and also current event information. If you have questions about Walldogs on Nicollet contact Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. 612.823.5980.
It’s time! After 18 months of planning it’s finally time for the Walldogs on Nicollet to happen. We hope that you can join us this week, as both a spectator and a participant. We have an incredible week of events and activities planned. You can also always find more info at www.walldogs.lyndale.org.
Family Friendly Art Activities
MLK Park (4055 Nicollet Avenue)
1 to 5 pm
Join us for family friendly art activities from Leonardo’s Basement, the Minnesota Opera Company, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Art in the Park. The event will also feature musical performances from Minneapolis City Council Members Elizabeth Glidden and Scott Benson and the Minnesota Opera Company as well as a performance by Franko Master Hypnotist.
Walldogs on Nicollet Block Party
Zion Lutheran Church (128 West 33rd Street)
5 to 11 pm
The Walldogs on Nicollet Block Party will celebrate all the work the artists and volunteers have done to complete this amazing project. The event will feature gyro dinners, a beer garden, and the drawing for the winners of the Walldogs raffle. The event itself is free with a $5 suggested donation. Food and beer are extra.
The entertainment lineup for the night is:
5:00 to 6:00 pm – Threshold
6:00 to 7:30 pm – Cornbread Harris
7:30 to 8:30 pm – Artist Celebration, during the artist celebration we will recognize the lead artists for the project and auction off the mock-ups of their mural designs.
8:30 to 10:30 pm – Curtiss A and the Jack’s of Fate
We need your help to make this project a success! Below is a list of volunteer opportunities, let us know how you would like to help!
Monday, July 21st
LNA offices 3537 Nicollet Avenue
7:00 to 8:00 pm
Join us for a short orientation on everything that is happening for Walldog volunteers. We’re encouraging everyone who is volunteering to come to this session. If you haven’t signed up for a specific shift, just show up, and we’ll get you signed up.
Volunteer Shifts Still Available July 24-27.
Having great volunteers to help with support, set-up, and clean-up are integral to the success of this project. If you haven’t yet signed up, don’t worry, we’ve got a job for you. Some of the roles we need to fill include:
Runners to help bring materials to mural sites
Set up for the Saturday Family Friendly Arts Fest and Walldogs Block Party
Server and Food Prep volunteers on Saturday at Walldogs Block Party
Information/Registration Table volunteers
Volunteers to sell raffle tickets
Clean-up on Sunday
For more information on volunteer opportunities click here.
To volunteer contact – Julia Modest at email@example.com
More Mural Designs
To help get everyone excited we wanted to send out a second batch of mural designs. One of the great things about this project is that all of these murals will be painted in 4 days.
You can see pictures of these and the other sites, find out more about the artists, and see what the themes for each mural will be by checking out our website.
Fun Ways to Help Out!– Here are a couple of simple ways to help the Walldogs out!
To help raise funds for the project and to show off some great stuff from our local business community, we’re holding a Walldogs Raffle. The grand prize will be a wine cellar worth at least $800 of wine and beer donated by community members.
So grab your favorite bottle of wine or that six pack of special micro-brew that you think everyone should try, sign it, and drop it off at the LNA Office (3537 Nicollet Avenue) – which also happens to be the same place you can buy your raffle tickets for $5 a piece.
Second prize will be $200 in cash. Check out the raffle page on the website to see more great raffle prizes.
Tell a Friend
As much fun as this project is going to be, wouldn’t it be more fun to help out with a friend. Help us out by inviting your friends and family to join you in taking part in this great community event.
The Walldogs on Nicollet is a joint project of the Lyndale and Kingfield Neighborhood Associations. We genuinely hope you will help make this project a success and our neighborhoods a better place to live.
Kingfield E-Mail Notice
July 9, 2008
1) Kingfield Second Sundae Sunday-Coffee-Honey ice cream at the Market, July 13, 9 AM-1:30 PM! AND Crosstown Reconstruction Staff too!
2) Take a Walk for the Farmers’ Market!
3) Walldogs Announce Mural Designs!
4) Check out the new Kingfield Web/Blog at www.kingfield.org for up-to-date information on neighborhood happenings in-between these weekly notices! Comments on stories can be left by neighbors
1) July=Hot / Ice cream=Not Hot
Celebrate Dairy Month at the Market Sunday July 13, 4310 Nicollet Avenue South, 9-1:30!
Crosstown: I-35W/Hwy 62 Reconstruction Information
Crosstown staff will be available to answer questions about the project at the following location:
Kingfield Farmers Market, 4310 Nicollet Ave. S
Sunday July 13, 2008
Event Hours: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Crosstown staff available from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
If your question or concern cannot wait until then-please contact:
Crosstown Project Hotline: 1.866.743.6590
Crosstown Project Office: 6242 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield*