Whittier Artists in Storefronts kicks off its second round of installations this Saturday night, July 21, with a reception at Black Forest Inn. The project, designed to promote neighborhood vitality, turns vacant storefronts into exhibit spaces, creates public art projects and pop up galleries on the street, and hosts live classical music in the alley.
The project, initially funded though the Whittier Alliance, is produced by Twin Cities artist, writer, performer, and fashion designer Joan Vorderbruggen. Artists in the Storefronts is an ongoing project to involve neighborhoods, artists, and local businesses “in an effort to promote creativity, revitalize local economies, and provide everyone with equal, open access to art” throughout the Twin Cities.
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What Are You Looking At?
Artist Laurel Turek, using a familiar phrase in a humorous way to provoke passersby to see their environment in a new way.
We Can’t All Be Common, a living art installation
The 4 Horses of the Apocalypse
New Art Blends with Street Art
Little Free Library
Homeless is my address, not my name
Old Rusty Door
Before I Die
Wild and Precious Life
Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Opening Reception at Black Forest Inn
Hayden on the Backstreets Live Classical Music
Pop Up Gallery: Jack Edwards
Pop Up Boutique: GM Wurtzel
Guerrilla Girls Benefit, Cult Status Gallery
Bridging Festival Closing Party
Sunday, September 9, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
July 28, 11:00 am Walking Tour
August 16, 9:00 pm Light Sabre Walking Tour
August 22, 7:00 pm Biking Tour
August 29, 7:00 pm Walking Tour
September 8, 12 pm Final Walking Tour
More information at Artists in Storefronts