Karen R. Nelson
Made Here Market Features Minnesota Artisans as part of the Loring Alley Rally
The Made Here Market Runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays July 19-August 30
MINNEAPOLISMade Here, a project by Hennepin Theatre Trust that activates the downtown Minneapolis Cultural District with initiatives featuring Minnesota art, is piloting a summer Made Here Market. The Market will be located in Loring Corners alley (1612 Harmon Place, Mpls. 55403) between Hennepin Avenue and Harmon Place in downtown Minneapolis. It is hosted in collaboration with The Third Bird restaurant as part of their Loring Alley Rally, a larger community festival offering free live music and DJs as well as locally emphasized food and beverages for purchase.
Running rain or shine 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 19August 30 on seven consecutive Sundays, (July 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2015), the Made Here Market will feature local artisans displaying and selling Minnesota-made handicrafts and art. Up to 35 eclectic vendors, selected from a broad open call, will participate each Sunday. The Market will stretch from the parking lot to an adjacent indoor event center. The Third Bird is also hosting a pop-up art gallery.
Multiple live acts will perform outdoors in the alley each Sunday with additional entertainment inside the event center. The varied lineup of musicians and performers will include Aby Wolf, Al Church, Blair, LOTT, Tony's Ska Jam, Ethio Jazz, Bookhouse Trio, Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra, McNasty Brass Band, Picnic Operetta, White Night, Gabriel Douglas, Tasha Baron, Liz Draper and Chris Hepola; The Lakers, The Neighborhood Trio, Black Widows, Body Cartography and Grant Hart.
Made Here is one of several Hennepin Theatre Trust initiatives that encourage people to explore and enjoy the downtown Minneapolis Cultural District. For more information about Made Here and the Market, visit MadeHereMN.org.
Made Here launched in 2013 with visual displays in vacant storefront windows and commercial spaces. Currently, the Intersections: Made Here series of window showcases can be seen in downtown Minneapolis. Today, Made Here infuses a variety of public spaces with art and art-inspired experiences from pop-up parks, also known as Parklots, to live performances and rotating exhibitions to fence wraps around construction sites.
Among the newest Made Here project highlights are an indoor pedestrian gallery of six artists work in the newly renovated Mayo Clinic Square and a Mortenson Fence Wrap with a graphic design wrapping the chain link fence surrounding a new hotel development project.
A grant from the City of Minneapolis Great Streets program, which fosters economic development in specific areas of the city, supports the Market and additional Made Here activities that will take place this fall and winter. Those activities will include a pop-up dance and multi-disciplinary performance festival, as well as workshops for downtown property owners who have helped make Made Here a success.
Made Heres presenting sponsor is Andersen Windows. Additional Made Here sponsorship support is provided by Mayo Clinic Square, BMW of Minnetonka, Dunwoody College of Technology and the University of Minnesota Duluth School of Fine Arts.
The presenting sponsor of the Parklots is Bank of America.
Other participating organizations of the Made Here Market are The Third Bird, the House of Peace Womens Shelter and Twin Cities PRIDE.
The Loring Alley Rally sponsors include The Stutz on Loring, Secret Stash, City Pages, Thrifty Hipster and RedCurrent, among others.
Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Founded in 1903, Andersen is an international corporation employing more than 9,000 people in locations across North America, with sales worldwide. The company is committed to supporting the community, donating more than $50 million to nonprofit organizations through its foundation. Visit andersenwindows.com for more information.
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. We achieve our mission by presenting a rich mix of live performances, creating inspiring arts education experiences and advancing a thriving Cultural District in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Trusts activities include presenting Broadway touring productions and the related Broadway Confidential series, concerts, comedy, speakers and other variety entertainment plus educational initiatives including our SpotLight Musical Theatre Program and Critical Review, Teen Ushers, the Access Program and Family Day on Hennepin.
CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS
Made Here activities are also supported by a grant from the City of Minneapolis Great