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    The Elliot Park Arts Quarter is proud to announce the inaugural ART POP! Block Party, set for September 2019!

    The ART POP! Block Party is a full day event for all ages celebrating the dynamic artists, creatives, and small business owners living, working, and thriving in one of Minneapolis’s most historic neighborhoods, Elliot Park. ART POP! Block Party will feature live painting, food trucks and brews, local vendors in a pop-up art market, and interactive activities up from one end of the block to the other.

    This year neighboring independent businesses located on South 10th Street came together to create the Elliot Park Arts Quarter (EPAQ). In partnership with the Elliot Park Neighborhood (EPNI), EPAQ was awarded funding by the Great Streets Business District Support Program. With that funding, EPAQ is proud to host the inaugural ART POP! Block Party on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from noon – 6pm. For the first time ever in east downtown, the intersection of 10th Street & Centennial Place will be filled with music, dancing, food, and a live-art showcase reflective of the diverse and growing Elliot Park community. 

    You won’t want to miss this celebration!
    Saturday September 21st
    Noon – 6pm • FREE • All Ages

    For the comfort of others, please no animals allowed
    This event is being co-hosted by the Elliot Park,  Neighborhood (EPNI) , Gamut GalleryKristi Abbott Art, Fades Of Gray Inc., Bee Ink, Rose SalonBand Box Diner, and The Theatre of Public Policy.

    – Live Performances by Sarah White, Al Church, 26 Bats, Craig Clark Band, Somali Museum Dance Troupe, & Mickey Breeze
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    Live Art by Anton Horishnyk and Martzia Thometz
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    Interactive Art Displays by Mary Jane Mansfield and Kristi Abbott, plus Colab Creation Station by Gamut Gallery
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    Historical Art Walk Tours by the playful members of the Theater of Public Policy
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    Pop-up Art Market with local artists vendors selling work along the street
    – Beer Garden hosted by FINNEGANS Brewery and Erik the Red benefitting FINNEGANS Community Fund–donating 100% of its profits to hunger relief charities.
    Food Trucks and featured eats by Band Box Diner


    HISTORY OF ELLIOT PARK & THE ARTS QUARTER
    Nestled at the edge of downtown, the Elliot Park neighborhood is one of Minneapolis’ oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Located adjacent to U.S. Bank Stadium, the neighborhood hosts  an abundance of historical architecture and well-known establishments including Bandbox Diner, HCMC, The Armory, 9th Street Historic District, Hinkle Murphy Mansion, and the Elliot Park greenspace. More than just a neighborhood—it’s also an arts and community hub to the Elliot Park Arts Quarter (EPAQ). EPAQ consists of locally owned small businesses including Gamut Gallery, Fades Of Gray Inc., Kristi Abbott Art, Band Box Diner, Bee Ink, Rose Salon, and with support from The Theater of Public Policy ,and  Finnegans Brewery

    Thank you to all of our sponsors: Drexel Apartments, Hennepin Healthcare, Sherwin Williams, Portland Tower, Clear Channel, Speed Pro Printing, Green Rock Apartments, North Central University, Life Center, Weidner Apartment Homes, and The City of Minneapolis Greater Street Grant.