Northeast Update – What’s happening in the neighborhood


There’s no way to cover the myriad special holiday events in the studios and workplaces of the artists of Northeast Minneapolis.  The best we can do is a sort of a spot check of each weekend’s happenings.

The Q.arma Building, 1224 Quincy Street Northeast, will hold its Holiday Art Sale on Friday-Sunday, December 2-4.  Hours are Friday 4-9, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4.

Artists from a variety of artistic media will have their art on display and for sale.  Media including ceramics, metal, wood, fiber art, jewelry, paintings and mixed media will be featured.

Barnyard Dog will play live music during the event on Friday.

More information on Facebook or 612 683 3782.

Holiday Train

Check the timetable – On Sunday, December 11, 8 P.M. the 2011 Holiday Train will pull into Shoreham Yards, 2800 Central Avenue NE .  The train’s arrival is the highlight of the Holiday Train event sponsored by the Canadian Pacific Railway and Northeast Chamber of Commerce to support the food shelves at East Side Neighborhood Services.

The 2011 Holiday Train event, 7-9 PM gives community members the opportunity to donate cash or food to benefit neighbors in Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis and environs.  All are invited to an evening of free live musical entertainment, children’s activities,  horse drawn carriage rides, and refreshments – all to support the three ESNS food shelves that serve over 2000 individuals a year.

ESNS can be reached at 612 781 6011 or

Northeast Bike Ride

Kickstarter is a fun entrepreneurial website that aggregates support for local projects with energy and vision.

And Kickstarter is the aptly named online vehicle that is just one of the tools that planners are using to solicit financial support for the Northeast Ride scheduled for June 2, 2012.  Goal of the Kickstarter initiative is $15,000; the site will be posted until December 5, 2011.

The Northeast  Ride will take participants through the Northeast Minneapolis Arts district, touring past historic landmarks such as the Casket Arts Buildings and the Grain Belt Brewery as well as along new trails and bikeways that wind through the neighborhoods of Northeast.

Northeast Ride is sponsored by the Northeast Community Development Corporation with the support of MPLS Bike Love, Altered Esthetics and Bicycle Theory.


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