Open Streets/Harvest Fest on Lowry Avenue attracts thousands


On Saturday, 24 blocks of Lowry Avenue in North Minneapolis were closed to car traffic from 11 am to 6 pm for the Open Streets/Harvest Fest event. Thousands of people took up the offer to walk and bike down the street and enjoy several stages of music and entertainment, food, tables with information from various non-profits and other organizations, and local businesses promoting their products and services, and so much more.

The event was a project of the Lowry Corridor Business Association and the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition’s Open Streets project, but a multitude of neighborhood groups, organizations, volunteers, artists, students, and community members made it happen.

Bicycle-based animator/videomaker John Akre, who works at the Minneapolis Television Network, ran a “Street Animation Station” at the corner of Penn and Lowry during the event. He put this documentary together with some of that animation and other video he shot that day.