MINNEAPOLIS— Hennepin Theatre Trust today revealed nine works of art that will be featured in a new public art project titled, “It’s the People,” inspired by the people whose experiences and stories create the unique vibrancy of Hennepin Avenue. A sneak peek of the project, which aims to capture the heart and soul of Minneapolis’ most famous street, was unveiled during a VIP luncheon attended by civic leaders, artists, business owners and corporate sponsors.
“It’s the People” features fine art portraits on large-scale banners to be displayed on five buildings between 5th and 10th Streets in downtown Minneapolis. The portraits are created by renowned Minnesota artists and feature the avenue’s regulars, from business owners to transit workers to theatregoers.
“We are excited about what this project brings to the Hennepin Theatre District, which is one of Minneapolis’ most historic and vibrant neighborhoods,” says Mark Nerenhausen, president and CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust. “Public art projects like this help transform the places and spaces outside our historic theatres by creating an outdoor gallery for everyone to enjoy. Our goal is to provide downtown visitors with a wide variety of art and cultural projects and events so that they return time and time again.”
The public is invited to enjoy a celebration and formal unveiling next month:
Thursday, June 13, 2019
5 – 7 p.m.
Hennepin Theatre Trust
900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55403