April 13: Who Defines the Place in Place Making?

April 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Picture1How much do the developers, the policy makers, the non-profits, the media, the artists, and the people in the place, drive the definition of that place? What exactly is equity? In the historically marginalized neighborhoods that intersect Chicago Avenue and 38th Street in south Minneapolis, as it undergoes significant transformation, these questions are now more important than ever.

Join us for an open discussion with perspectives shared by Council Member Elizabeth Glidden of Ward 8, who in 2004 collaborated with residents to create a small area revitalization plan with arts as a major component, now being realized; artist Mike Hoyt, the Creative Community Liaison for Pillsbury House + Theatre and steward of Dreamsland, a vacant lot he purchased and turned into a free outdoor space where all neighbors are welcome to engage in creative exchange; and photographic public artist, Wing Young Huie, proprietor of the Third Place Gallery, opened five years ago in a building that had sat empty for 47 years, where monthly events are held featuring artists and thinkers from an array of disciplines who engage in a salon-style discussion with the audience, followed by ping-pong and karaoke.

Wednesday, April 13
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Third Place Gallery
3730 Chicago Avenue South, Studio B
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Hosted in conjunction with the 5th Annual Placemaking Residency produced by Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation and with generous support from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.