Musicians, roving video artists, dancers on bikes, ping pong players, actors and people of all ages will come together to explore Minneapolis at three downtown hubs and the Midtown Greenway during the nighttime festival Secret City. Reflecting the places, diverse voices and people of the city, free performances and participatory events will occur in downtown Minneapolis from 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza, the Sculpture Garden/Basilica of Saint Mary area, and along Hennepin Avenue, between 5th and 9th Streets.
In addition, the Midtown Greenway bike path will feature artists and other activities during its annual event, Greenway Glow, 6 p.m. – midnight. Ride your bike, or park and walk between the sites. Stop along the path and make your own art with the thousands of pieces of sidewalk chalk that will be available between the three festival areas downtown. Activity will occur in downtown Minneapolis and along the Midtown Greenway. Food trucks will be located at the Minneapolis Convention Center and primarily along 12th Street, between the Convention Center and Hennepin Avenue.
- Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza - Hennepin Avenue (Walker Art Center/The Basilica of Saint Mary) - Midtown Greenway
The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association announces a series of events in association with The Minneapolis Convention Center, City of Minneapolis and Meet Minneapolis. NEMAA will be staging artists throughout the Plaza of the Minneapolis Convention Center and next to MIMMI: Minneapolis Interactive Macro-Mood Installation, a large inflatable sculptural creation designed to display the city's mood throughout the summer and fall of 2013.
NEMAA will be partnering with lululemon athletica during Wellness on the Plaza: a full day of yoga, fitness classes and wellness presentations. Two well-known NEMAA artists, Linnea Doyle and Pete Driessen, will be creating a Wellness Art Wall, an interactive series of panels that will be available for guests to add their wellness goals either by drawing or writing them on the panels, surrounded by the artist's imagery.
NEMAA is a non-profit arts organization that works to build a more vibrant, diverse and economically healthy community through the arts. Our vision is to support community where artists can live, work and showcase their art. Best known for its Art-A-Whirl open artist studio and gallery tour, NEMAA consists of more than 700 members including artists, businesses, donors, art buyers, neighborhood groups, non-profits and individuals.