Kim Eslinger

Brianna Ojard
Associate Editor

David Tinjum

Claudia Kittock
Columnist / Non-Profits
Email Claudia...

Merle Minda
Small Business Columnist
Email Merle...

Michael Rainville Jr.
History Columnist
Email Michael...

Ryan Ojard
Staff Photographer

Jenny Heck
Mill City Cooks
Email Jenny...

Mill City Times is a not-for-profit community service.  We do not sell advertising on this site.

Cultural Cornerstones
Search Mill City
Community Partners

Thanks to our community partners, whose support makes Mill City Times possible:


Residential Real Estate professionals serving Downtown Minneapolis & Riverfront since 1999

Visit their website...


Hennepin History Museum is your history, your museum. We preserve and share the diverse stories of Hennepin County, MN. Come visit!

Visit their website...


Maximizing the visitor experience of Minneapolis for the economic benefit of our community, making Minneapolis the destination of choice among travelers.

Visit their website...


Promoting the art of film as a medium that fosters cross-cultural understanding, education, entertainment, and exploration.

Visit their website...


Enhancing the Minneapolis riverfront environment—for people and pollinators

Visit their website...

Recent News
Front Page Archives

Art Pop! Block Party: Live Music, Local Vendors, & Community Celebration  

The ART POP! Block Party is a full-day event for all ages celebrating the dynamic artists, creatives, and small business owners living, working, and thriving in one of Minneapolis’s most historic neighborhoods, Elliot Park. ​​ART POP! Block Party ​will feature music and live painting, food trucks and brews, local vendors in a pop-up art market, and interactive activities from one end of the block to the other. 

This year neighboring independent businesses located on South 10th Street came together to create the Elliot Park Arts Quarter​ (EPAQ). In partnership with the ​Elliot Park Neighborhood (EPNI)​, EPAQ was awarded funding by the Great Streets Business District Support Program. With that funding, EPAQ is proud to host the inaugural ​ART POP! Block Party​ on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from noon - 6pm. For the first time ever, the intersection of 10th Street & Centennial Place will be filled with music, dancing, food, and a live-art showcase reflective of the diverse and growing Elliot Park community.
Key Event Features & Partners:

● Live Music & Performances​ by Sarah White, Al Church, 26 Bats, Craig Clark Band, Somali Museum Dance Troupe, and Mickey Breeze.

● Live Art ​by Anton Horishnyk and Kristi Abbott

● Interactive Art Displays​ by Mary Jane ​Mansfield, Celina Kane, and the Colab Creation Station by Gamut Gallery

● Historical Art Walk Tours​ by the playful members of the Theater of Public Policy

● Pop-up Art Market​ with local artists vendors Astralchemy, Va Va Voom Studio, Thraxis Threads, Paradox Coalition, ​Vimage Photography, Nelson Cain, Nice Nice Ceramics, Matt Hintz Art ​ and more!

● Wow Metal Lab​ ​and Show​,​ ​a traveling sculpture foundry and exhibition space in a converted metro transit city bus

● Beer Garden​ hosted by ​FINNEGANS Brewery​ and Erik the Red benefitting FINNEGANS Community Fund-- ​donating 100% of its profits to hunger relief charities

● Food Trucks ​Chicks on Wheels, Electric Noodle, Icy Icy Baby, Sara’s Tipsy Pies​ ​and featured eats by local diner ​Band Box Diner ​- v​oted Best Diner by City Pages, 2013.

« August by the Numbers from Cynthia Froid Group | Main | Minneapolis Park Officials Seek Proposed Tax Levy That Focuses on Youth Investment »