FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minneapolis (Feb. 23, 2016) – A reception to celebrate Shop Minneapolis’ women artists and business owners, featuring their locally made and inspired artisan products that represent the creativity and quality available in Minneapolis, City by Nature, will be held Monday, Feb. 29, from 2-4 p.m. at Minneapolis Visitor Information on Nicollet. Part of the Guerilla Girls Takeover of the Twin Cities and Takeover Week, Shop Minneapolis is pleased to welcome a special appearance by the Guerilla Girls themselves for facts, humor and photos.
A special Leap Day discount of 29 percent off entire purchase (excluding Move Minneapolis merchandise & transit passes) will be available during the event. Visit http://www.ggtakeover.com/event/shop-minneapolis-celebrates-local-women-artists/ for event details. Members of the media are welcome at attend this event.
Minneapolis Visitor Information on Nicollet and Shop Minneapolis are proud to feature these 33 local women artists and business owners (all of their products and some of the women will be present at the Feb. 29 event):
- Lisa Rudolph
- Julie Steller
- Ian Baldry
- Liz Oie
- Allison Marie
- Linda Banning
- Mary Norsted
- Larissa Loden
- Nora Norby
- Christy Johnson
- Nicole Trigger
- Giesla Hoelscher
- Sonal Gerten
- Manida Sry
- Bridget Clark
- Jen Scheffler
- Caroline & Isabelle Bercaw
- Beth Novak
- Susan Crow
- Jane Whitney
- Abby Chapman
- Laura Stamper
- Julie Broshat
- Tess & Tricia
- Nicole Fierce
- Trish Gardiner
- Tiffany Winter
- Amy Thielen
- Terra Rathai
- Julie Evans
- Christina Hankins
- Kerry Brooks
- Bonnie Cutts
EVENT HASHTAGS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
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ABOUT GUERILLA GIRLS AND THE TWIN CITIES TAKEOVER
For over 30 years, the Guerrilla Girls have been exposing sexism and racism in the art world, politics and pop culture. Disguised in gorilla masks, these anonymous artists and activists challenge stereotypes and the status quo with no-holds-barred honesty and wit. Their posters, billboards, books, videos and live lectures make you laugh while making you think. The Guerrilla Girls have been keeping it real (in fake fur) for three decades. And as long as inequality exists in the art world and culture at large, they’ll keep dishing out their furry, funny brand of justice.
The Twin Cities Takeover is the Guerrilla Girls’ largest collaboration with a community to date. From January – March 2016, attend events at big museums, small galleries and other locales—from free and teen-friendly events and exhibitions to performances and parties around town. As “artists in residence,” the Guerrilla Girls will be making various appearances around the metro area the week of Feb. 29, including this Shop Minneapolis event, culminating with a performance at the State Theatre on March 5. http://www.ggtakeover.com/
MINNEAPOLIS VISITOR INFORMATION ON NICOLLET: SHOP. MOVE. FIND.
Minneapolis Visitor Information includes three services in one convenient location:
- Shop: Partnering with St. Croix Promotions & Retail, the new facility offers Minneapolis artistic retail products, as well as area sports team logo merchandise and Minneapolis, City by Nature-branded items. Current items include pint glasses, prints, jewelry, ceramics, glassware, clothing and much more by talented Minnesota artists. Many of the local artist’s products were created for Shop Minneapolis and cannot be found elsewhere.
- Move: Move Minneapolis (formerly the Commuter Connection) provides services to commuters, carpool information, transit passes, schedules and maps, MnPass and bicycling commuting information and accessories. Visitors seeking help with transit options should make this their first stop downtown.
- Find: Meet Minneapolis staff is available to answer questions, share visitor maps and provide suggestions about things to do in Minneapolis and the surrounding area. A social media command center located on-site will be activated during busy event and convention times, and to provide Minneapolis partner businesses a place to connect with visitors. In the near future, plans include offering a starting point for tours of the city. The Visitor Information Center in the Minneapolis Convention Center also will remain open and available to provide similar information to visitors and convention attendees.
Shop Minneapolis is located in the new Minneapolis Visitor Information at Nicollet and 5th, across from the Nicollet Mall METRO station in the CenterPoint Energy building, 505 Nicollet, Suite 100. Visit online at http://www.minneapolis.org/visitor/visitor-information/.
ABOUT MEET MINNEAPOLIS
Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based association. It actively promotes and sells the Minneapolis area as a destination for conventions and meetings, works to maximize the visitor experience and markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to maximize the economic benefit of the greater Minneapolis area.
Meet Minneapolis is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International.
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Kristen Montag, communication and public relations manager, 612.767.8038, firstname.lastname@example.org, @Minneapolis_PR on Twitter.