Creative City Market is a FREE monthly experience in the heart of our downtown that celebrates the art of making. The public is invited to participate in an evening under the setting sun surrounded by Minnesota made food, beer, art, wares and performance.
The Creative City Market will offer a variety of vendors selling locally made merchandise curated by The Musicant Group, food, such as brats and roasted corn on the cob, and Minnesota craft beer from the MCC’s Craft Bar and Lounge will be for sale and there will be various entertainment and activities (listed below).
Event information is available at http://www.minneapolis.org/minneapolis-convention-center/on-the-plaza/events. This is the last hurrah of summer, and final month to view mini_polis in the Plaza through Oct. 15, when it will come down for the season. The call for the 2016 Creative City Challenge is available now: http://www.minneapolis.org/creative-city-challenge-submissions with submissions due by Sept. 28.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 4-9 P.M.
MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER PLAZA
1301 Second Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
VISUALS & EVENT SPECIFICS:
· mini_polis, 2015 public art winner, will be a stage for performances and exploration
· An outdoor evening market featuring local artists, artisans and makers
· Live music and performances (see below)
· A central lawn to relax, play, linger
· A beer garden featuring selections from the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild from the Craft Bar and Lounge at the Minneapolis Convention Center available for sale
· Roasted Corn, grilled brats & hot dogs, lemonade and iced tea available for sale
· 4 – 9 P.M. PRESERVATION: FERMENTING WORKSHOP with Jess Hirsch and Ginny Sims,
o Learn how to preserve food safely through fermentation and participate in a discussion on self-sufficiency.
· 4 – 5 P.M. RHYTHM OF THE SAINTS
o Youth percussion and dance group led by Marc Anderson http://m2foundation.org/
· 5 – 5:30 P.M. IFRAH MANSOUR, SOMALIA'S BALLOON
o A live storytelling play with movement, telling the colonial history of Somalia using balloons.
· 5:30 – 6 P.M. ROSS HACKENMILLER
o Solo acoustic music https://www.facebook.com/rosshackenmillermusic [https://www.facebook.com/rosshackenmillermusic]
· 6 – 7 P.M. performance to be determined – watch Facebook for updates!
· 7 – 8 P.M. PAVIELLE
o Innovative, potent and dynamic neo-soul singer PaviElle French's sound often has the faint flavor of Sly and the Family Stone.
· 8 – 9 P.M. MN MADE MSPIFF MOVIE: “MEDICINE OF THE WOLF,” presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis and St. Paul – film will be shown on a big screen so bring a blanket to settle in on the lawn and enjoy!
o Filmmaker Julia Huffman travels to Minnesota and into wolf country to pursue the deep intrinsic value of brother wolf and our forgotten promise to him. “Medicine of the Wolf” will take viewers on a journey to understand the powerful relationship that we have with the wolf by interviewing prominent people who represent the different levels of connection to this ancient and iconic species – from Ojibwe creation stories that reflect our interconnectivity to all things, to a lifetime of observations of a complex and dynamic family unit, to a wolf scientist expressing his layered findings in an over 50-year study of the delicate web that wolves weave into our ecosystem.
20 LOCAL VENDORS TO INCLUDE:
· Tara Besch
o Wrap bracelets made with upcycled 100 percent silk Indian saris with metal stamped words and colorful beads wrapped with a message.
· Jen Biswas
o Paisley + Sparrow is a boutique full of gifts and accessories for women and the home that are making a difference in the world. www.paisleyandsparrow.com
· Shona Brooks
o Adult coloring books and posters. www.eclecticgoatnorthfield.com
· Dale Brown
o Fused glass trivets, pendants, slumped wine bottles, coasters & ornaments http://dalesfunkyglass.webs.com
· Nicole Collodoro
o Jewelry, Sculpture, 2-D Art. www.nicolecollodoro.etsy.com
· Crystal Cooper
o Handmade wooden fishing lures. www.fishingforher.com
· Katherine Harris
o Baby onesie dresses and skinny ties from vintage sheet fabric. http://www.chintzpetit.com
· Judy Cooper Lyle
o Wearable art. www.phyllisproductions.com
· Rob Gilbert
o Bring a little heat to the festivities by sampling out a Minneapolis made red habanero hot sauce called Nuclear Nectar. www.nuclearnectar.com
· Emann Khalil
o Handmade jewelry, most of the materials from the sea, Arabian / Egyptian / Muslim culture mixed with American knowledge.
· La Lunette Jewelry - Gina Gaetz & Rose Weselmann
o Handcrafted jewelry using stones and geometric brass pieces to create unique and affordable necklaces, rings, and earrings. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaLunetteJewelry
· Laura Lund
o Clothing sewn from African-print fabric, https://www.shutterfly.com/lightbox/view.sfly?fid=841aa15ea4fad024c9f3edf1ebadc1fb#1438374246497
· Meghan Nelson
o Fire-process handmade brass earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. www.meghannelson.com
· Christopher Nolt
o Original designs, laser cut wood jewelry. Pop culture-inspired fine art prints and drawings/paintings. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MindCollaborationInc
· Mary Norsted
o Handmade jewelry using Lake Superior stones and sea glass, including earrings, necklaces and bracelets. https://www.facebook.com/norsteddesign
· Laura Olson
o Laura's art is composed of meticulously placed lines and dots with micron pens creating whimsical images on prints and stickers! www.lauraxolson.com
· Mitch Reaume
· Nora Schaper
o Locally made 100 percent natural gourmet body care products! www.bodylish.com
· Adam Wold
o Photographer. www.adamwoldphotography.com
· Chris Williams
o Affordable handmade art. One of a kind abstract paintings. Everything under $100. www.stupidfresh.biz
More information is at http://www.minneapolis.org/minneapolis-convention-center/on-the-plaza/events.
Creative City Market is a program of the Creative City Challenge, which is presented by the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Program of the City of Minneapolis and Meet Minneapolis, Convention & Visitors Association, in collaboration with Northern Lights.mn, and is being produced by The Musicant Group in partnership with Pablo Jones.
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