July 2017

Welcome to In the District: news from the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. 

Northeast Influential
Northeast Influential Artist NE

Over 60 artists and community members showed up to the first annual Northeast Influential picnic. The brain storm of Nick Harper of Rogue Buddha Gallery. His main goal was to get enough people to create an aerial photo NE made up of artists and community members. He succeeded! 
One of the intended effects is to get the artists to mingle and connect. Political figures were present to press the flesh and and listen, park goers at  Gluek Park stopped in to see what we were up to and joined in the event. It is important from the board's point of view to create opportunities that bond us together as a community and to be able to discuss the issues of the day. For instance: What do we care about? Get insights into how and what other artists are creating. Meet artists from around the district and visiting artists. Collaboration is the key to all successful communities and food and drink will always be the magnet that will draw us in. Thanks for attending!

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Don't ya just love that subversive paint splat on the beer cap!
A huge thanks to the following!


Jim Stanton, of NKB, remembered 
by Margo Ashmore

Jim Stanton has passed away at age 81.
In a 2014 video commemorating his induction to the Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame, he talked about how Keith Harstad asked "what would you do if we could buy 780,000 square feet for $2 million?" The project, the Northrup King Building, Stanton said, was "the only project I ever had that had no mortgage on it and still lost money. Subsequently, my daughter Debbie runs that."
Debbie Woodward has managed and expanded the im- proved space in the building, promoted events with hun- dreds of artists, art-related businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations.
She went beyond, getting involved in the neighborhood and the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. She was a driving force and huge backer of the organization's website, signage and other efforts in the formative days.
In the video interview Stanton reflected on the work ethic and business ethics his own father instilled in him, and it's clear he did the same for the next generation. Thank you, Jim and Debbie. 

N ortheast P.E.E.P.s
(People, Events, Exhibits, Places)

NE vs Gentrification
Thursday, July 13, 2017
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Eastside Food Co-op
2551 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis 55418

Neighborhood Investment vs. Gentrification

Join Dr. Brenda Kayzar and Council Member Kevin Reich for a discussion about the often blurry differences between gentrification and neighborhood investment. We will discuss both historical practices and the present-day reality of living in a neighborhood experiencing the impacts of investment, speculation, and rising property values. Click here to RSVP

Dr. Brenda Kayzar Kevin Reich
Three Main Goals 
of  Arts District Planning

1. Continue to discuss who we are as a community. 
2. Continue to define the v ision of the next 10 to 15 years, in order to drive the decision making.
3. Start a framework on how we can finance the goals of the district. This goal is only possible to discuss if the other two goals can be met.
Recent studies to consider reading: 
5.   Take the survey for the  CREATIVE MINNESOTA
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Summer Art Celebration
 Thursday July 13th from 4:00-6:00 PM for a chance to network with local artists, meet our staff, and tour our facility. Light refreshments and dessert provided, a Q&A session with our Art Director, Leslie Palmer-Ross, will begin at 5:00.

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"The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District Committee is comprised of interested volunteer community members, and is fiscally managed by the Northeast Community Development Corporation (NECDC). Additional support has been provided by Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Clay Squared to Infinity."
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