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Uptown Art Fair - Minneapolis - Black Lives Matter

Covid-19 has prevented many art fairs from taking place this year.  One show that will definitely look different is the Uptown Art Fair.  While the Uptown Art Fair will be canceled, it will be adapted for the changing times. 

The Uptown Association decided to cancel their traditional art show which was planned for August 7-9, 2020 to protect the health and safety of the artists, art patrons, guests, neighbors, and volunteers. 

However, art will still continue to take place.  The Uptown Association will host the Uptown Art Fair Heals - Mini Event.  This new event will showcase the art and artists of the Minneapolis Community in a new kind of way.

After George Floyd's tragic death many local artists in coordination with local businesses were called upon to paint over 50 murals on the plywood that boarded up buildings through out the community in an attempt to heal the community through works of art related to George's untimely passing.

There will be about 50 local artists in the surface lot at Calhoun Square in Uptown Minneapolis.  Other events will take place all over the Uptown community at various businesses and locations including sidewalk sales, artist demonstrations, musicians, food, and drink specials.  Participating businesses at this time include Calhoun Square, Granada Theater, Amazing Thailand, Kitchen Window, Local Motion Boutique, Daymark Uptown Apartments.

Click the link below to read about Jill Osiecki Gleich's idea to turn the blank boards covering local businesses into works of art:

http://mspmag.com/arts-and-culture/painting-uptown-with-awareness-a...

If you are able to attend the Uptown Art Fair Heals event, let us know what you thought.

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