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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.
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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.

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