COMMUNITY VOICES | FLOW Northside Arts Crawl releases call for artists for 8th annual event


FLOW Northside Arts Crawl seeks artists of all genres, ages and experience in the North Minneapolis Community to be a part of this year’s Art Crawl the weekend of July 26th – July 28th. 

FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is both a community celebration and premier art event in North Minneapolis. FLOW is a non-juried, self-guided tour of studios, galleries, theaters, commercial and vacant spaces over a mile and half of North Minneapolis’ main business corridor. From b-boys to ballet, graffiti to graphite, rap to rhapsody, fine artist to artisan, practicing to professional, FLOW showcases the great art being made every day on the Northside. 

 This year, FLOW is expanding to a full weekend! Experience evening preview events Friday, July 26th, an exciting day of indoor and outdoor events along West Broadway from the Mississippi River to Penn Ave N on Saturday, July 27th and extended gallery hours the entire weekend of Friday, July 26th – Sunday, July 28th.  FLOW typically draws a crowd of 5,000 community members, art enthusiasts, neighbors and families. 

 FLOW is accepting proposals from Northsiders to exhibit or perform in select venues along West Broadway as part of the Northside Arts Crawl July 26 – 28th.  The organization is also seeking proposals for public art, interactive installations, artist booths, parade entries and art-making activities along West Broadway.  FLOW defines artist in the broadest possible sense of the word and encourage emerging artists and innovative ideas for community engagement. 

FLOW will match artists with participating locations along the route of the Art Crawl or artists may propose site-specific work. Possible locations include (but are not limited to) businesses, storefronts, vacant spaces, building exteriors, organizations, pedal stage, and outdoor locations.   

Submissions should include a short description of the artist’s proposal, artist bio, work samples or links to websites, technical needs and contact information. 

Details and Artist Application available at FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is produced by the West Broadway Coalition.