Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Collaborate and Create with Northeast Neighbors!

Northeast Life Size Book Project

Collaborate with Northeast Neighbors to create an art book about Northeast Life that will be permanently housed in the Northeast Library! 

All Are Welcome - 4 Free Workshops

We will explore the steps in the art of collaboration & bookmaking:
  • Idea Sharing & Content
  • Consensus & Papermaking
  • Voice & Printmaking
  • Roles & Bookbinding 

You will leave this workshop with a small book of your own creation, having made considerable contributions to the Northeast Life Size Book, and an understanding of the group art-making experience.  

4 Free Workshops for youth and adults (attendance to all 4 recommended but not mandatory).

Saturdays from 1pm-3pm
January, 26th - Northeast Library
February 2nd - Edison High School
February 9th - Edison High School
February 16th - Northeast Library

This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

For information call ArtShare 612-432-1512
To sign up please contact the NE Library 612-543-6775, 2200 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Our Third Annual Fundraiser Party

Thanks for checking in with us! ArtShare has been busy building connections within our community for our next projects.   Our Northeast Life Size Book Project, in partnership with the NE Public Library, will be creating a large-format Art Book about life in NE Minneapolis!   (for more details, see last post in the Archives at the right)
Please join the ArtShare group - our friends, collaborators, and you, our community of supporters, for a fundraiser at:
Grumpys NE on Sunday, June 24 from 2 -6:30.  
Live music!  Silent Auction!  The grill will be fired up with Hamburgers and Hot Dogs from 1000 Hills along with vegan Sloppy Joes and specials on beer that all supports ArtShare and our upcoming projects.

Music by: 
Live Mixtape (feat. members of Black Audience)
Ashley Gold &
Luis Ornelas

Join us for our Silent Auction and Prizes from our great supporters: 
Grumpy's (of course)
Surly Beer
Two Betty's
Blue Heron Bodywork
Sen Yai Sen Lek
Brasa Rotisserie
Crafty Planet
Summit Brewery
Airtek Designs
Pizza Luce
Moxie Hair Salon
U of M Press
Pins with Fury
Barsy's Almonds
A Bag Lady
Moe Bodyworks
Bone Adventure
Fried Bologna Vintage
Barber Sharp
Sarah Jane's Bakery
Recovery Bike Shop
Two12 Pottery
Modern Cafe

Hillcrest Development
Anchor Fish and Chips
Matchbox Coffee Shop
Eastside Coop
Ritz Theater

... Stay Tuned for more great contributing businesses!!

Also, Local Art from NE Artists:
Jonathan Hamilton
Sara Hanson
Nicole Pappas Stanoch

and MORE!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Northeast Life Size Book Project

In the Winter of 2013, ArtShare, Northeast’s premier community arts group, is partnering with the Northeast Library to bring you the “Northeast Life Size Book” project. ArtShare and the Northeast Library will host four collaborative workshops with the guidance of award-winning book artisans Laura Brown and Bridget O'Malley to create a twelve page, oversized (17x23 in.) art book about life in Northeast that will be permanently housed in the Northeast Library. These collaborative workshops are free for all neighbors in the Northeast Community.

In the workshops, participants will gain hands-on experience with the book-making process. The first of these workshops is a fun-filled brain-storming and sketching session in which community members will work together with Laura and Bridget to arrive at the content of the “Northeast Life Size Book.” In the following workshops we will experience papermaking, printmaking, and bookbinding while we follow the production of the “Northeast Life Size Book” happening in the studios of Bridget O’Malley and Laura Brown via weekly updates.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A New Year, New Projects!

We're very excited about our upcoming collaborative project! We have partnered with Hennepin County Library's Northeast Library to create the Northeast Life Size Book project. We will be hosting a series of four workshops in September in which a local book/paper artist will facilitate creation of the content and artwork of a large format, handmade book.

As usual, ArtShare will be assuring that the workshops are free, fun, and open for everyone in the NE community. We do incur costs in our work so we will be hosting a Fundraiser on Sunday, June 24th at Grumpy's NE. There will be live music, loads of good food (and beer), and a silent auction with some great, local prizes. We will post a list of the bands and other details in the near future.

On a sadder note, we are joining many others in mourning the recent loss of Tom Taylor - neighborhood activist, NE fixture, cook, mushroom forager, father, long-time supporter of ArtShare, and so very much more. Raise less corn and more hell!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Make-Your-Own -Float for the NE Parade!

Grace Center for Community Life (the old Holland School)
Sat. and Sun. June 12th and 13th
Sat. and Sun. June 18th and 19th
11am - 3pm
The Parade is on Tuesday June 21 at 5pm. It will be a Blast!

Once again, ArtShare will be hosting a series of free and open-to-all workshops where you will be able to create a personal float, mask, or sign to express yourself and wear as part of the 82nd Annual Northeast Parade!

ArtShare provides a space to work on your creation, materials, facilitation, ideas, and helping hands. Several years ago, we decided that there wasn't nearly enough representation in the parade of Northeasters just being themselves - not representing a business, their school, or marching band.

ArtShare will be the community group that pays for the parade entrance fee, secures a good place in the line-up on parade day, and gives you - yes, You - a group of friends, neighbors, and fellow community members to strut your stuff down Central Avenue.

We ask that if your children are interested in being part of the workshops (and Everyone! is welcome), that at least one adult is in attendance for the duration of your family's participation.

**please feel free to contact us with any questions or if you have any additional materials to donate for the workshops. Thanks!
or call Jennifer at (612) 432-1512

Thursday, May 19, 2011


1618-1620 Central Avenue NE
Full Description of Events on Facebook at: Art-A-Whirl 2011 at the Historic Thorp and CBC

FRIDAY, MAY 20 , 2011
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011
noon - 8pm
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011
noon - 4pm

Celebrate the release of The Noon Whistle
Audio-Guided Walking Tour
more information http://www.newalkingtours.com

  • Visit and chat with us.
  • Sign up for the free and open to all workshops for the NE Parade Project - You too can be in the parade!
  • Record your voice with a comment about community and/or northeast Minneapolis for our GET LOOPED sound project.
  • Take The Noon Whistle audio-guided walking tour! You can download it and take it any time or join others to take the walk. It starts outside of the Thorpe building and is about an hour.
DOWNLOAD http://www.newalkingtours.com

The Noon Whistle Tour follows some of the founding footsteps of Northeast residents. In the past, as today, food is a vital part of Northeasters lives. When the Noon Whistle blew, workers at Aaron Carlson Millworks, General Mills, Crown Ironworks, and many other businesses and industries would wipe their brows and find a corner market or diner to grab some good homemade grub. On this tour you will be led through a neighborhood rich with history from the past and history that we are creating today. Some streets and businesses you'll walk past are familiar, some probably never noticed. You'll be sure to learn a lot of lore and find some more to explore.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Grand Ol' Grumpy's Time!

The amazing support and excitement for ArtShare is appreciated!
Thank you all for joining us and doing some.....


-silent auction bidding

-drinking of Surly Furious - donated keg and served up right by Tony
-eating of the burgers and veggie sloppy joes - prepared and served by Abby Rae
-appreciating of the donated beef and dogs by
Eastside Coop and Thousand Hills Cattle
-custom shirt stenciling by Jonathan
-listening of music

This Fundraiser Was a Blast....
The Cactus Blossoms - Country Folk and Western Swing......They are good stuff! http://www.myspace.com/thecactusblossoms
Jennifer and Tom Taylor....fashioning an ArtShare button rather fetchingly, I must say!

Abby Rae, ArtShare volunteer #1 and Karen Townsend after playing her accordion. The keys, metal reeds, and bellows played by alternately pulling out and pressing together the bellows to force air through the reeds, which are opened by fingering the keys, makes us all happy.

Pat and Patrick doing the good work on the grill......

And Abby Rae serving them up right.

Rick Robots Band sings Sunshine Melodies!

Tom Taylor we love your leeks!

Johnathan's stencil work looks smashing on this t-shirt!

Thanks to Aidrene and Janice we were spraying shades of pink with silver and glitter.

Jonathan at work!

Shelley Jean as lovely as ever....wish you could see her shoes.

And we are ArtShare.

And we are distracted.......

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fund-Raising Success....Thank you! What's Next?!

We just had a fantastic fundraiser/season kick-off this past week at Sen Yai Sen Lek. The attendance, contributions and support were overwhelming! We fielded a lot of questions about, well, what's next? Short answer, in chronological order, is:

*Fund-Raiser Party at Grumpy's NE Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 2:00 to 6:00 Free and All Ages


This is what you should be doing on this day! And, bring your mother!

Celebrate your neighbors and friends with the good music, tasty foods and spectacular silent auction items......while supporting our Parade Project and Audio Guided Walking Tour!

Shuga Records
Recovery Bike Shop
The Modern Cafe
Spot Spa
Local Art
.......and much more
living local goods and services!

The Cactus Blossoms
Rick Robots and Friends (features members of Tuesday's Robot)
and More......


*Art-A-Whirl - May 20-22, 2011

We'll have a space set-up in the Thorp Building on Central Avenue. Come chat, sign-up to be a part of our NE Parade Float/Mask-Making Workshops, and try out the brand-spankin' new release from our Audio-Guided Walking Tour, the Noon Whistle!

*NE Parade Project

Workshops - Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12 and June 18-19, 2011

Parade - June 21, 2011 at 6:30

Free and Open-to-all - For the 3rd year, ArtShare will be hosting free workshops to give the opportunity to ALL northeasters to be part of the 82nd Annual NE Parade. This is traditionally a great parade to watch, but one that not everyone can join in on. We've turned that notion on it's head and are making sure that if you want, you can make a personal float, a mask, a costume for your bicycle or skateboard, etc....and march with us in the parade!

*Who knows!...... ArtShare is dedicated to Creating Shared Art Experiences for the Northeast Community. It's what we do. And we continually engage with people from all walks of life in our NE communities to come up with new projects and ideas.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NE Parade 2011 - Help Make it Your Parade!

For the 3rd year in a row, ArtShare will be conducting
free, public workshops for the Northeast community so you can make your own personal float, mask, or creative contraption to be part of the 82nd Annual NE Parade. We are a small, grassroots, collaborative group dedicated to:

Creating Shared Art Experiences for the Northeast Community

To kick off our 2011 season - specifically in support of the NE Parade workshops we will be facilitating in May/June - we invite you to a Fundraiser Party at Sen Yai Sen Lek on Tuesday, March 29th at 6:30pm. This event will include:
  • Complimentary Sen Yai Sen Lek appetizers
  • The dulcet tones of Karen Thomas and her violin
  • A raffle of art and technology goods
  • A sneak peak of "Noon Whistle", the newest of the NE Audio-Guided Walking Tours we created with a huge cast of local community members.
  • An entertaining (& brief!) program at 7:30pm introducing the 2011 ArtShare season and a behind-the-scenes video showcasing the activities of ArtShare!
Please come and support ArtShare and the Northeast community by your presence, participation, and whatever level of financial assistance you are able to contribute. We look forward to seeing you.

2422 Central Ave. NE
Please email: artsharene@gmail.com
or call: (612) 432-1512 to RSVP

Friday, May 21, 2010

2011 Parade Fundraiser at Grumpy's NE

Get on over to Grumpy's NE Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

1pm-6pm for the Parade Project Fundraiser!

Have fun, meet more northeasters, eat and drink, listen to great music and get some good stuff -while supporting us and anyone who wishes to be a part of the NE parade-
Music 2:00 The Cactus Blossoms 3:15 the lovely Eliza Blue 4:30 some amazing Minnesota Blues by Paul Cook and friends! Food 1000 Hills Cattle Co. is providing GRASS FED, ORGANIC, MINNESOTA RAISED burgers and hot dogs (yum, yum, yum!) so get there early (we might run out!) and bring a few bucks for lunch! For the meat-free team we'll be providing VEGAN sloppy joes! Silent Auction and Raffle Free admission Cool stuff - great merchandise - gift certificates from our favorite Northeast businesses! IWare Paul Frank sunglasses and more great stuff and gift certificates from: Siwek's, Spot, Moxie, U of MN Press, Laurel Van Matre Yoga, Modern, Anchor, Sugga Records, Matchbox, Diamonds and more... THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS! The festivities start at 1pm and will be wrappin' up at 6pm (to be followed by T-BONE BINGO!!!) so be there or be square!! Face book friend?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Northeast Parade 2010

YOU can be in the PARADE too.

Tuesday-June 22, 2010


We are facilitating 4 free workshops to guide Northeast neighbors in creating and building wearable “floats”, masks and banners for the parade.

This is a community project: we want a wide audience of Northeasters to express themselves and march together!

We encourage folks of all ages and backgrounds who live or work in Northeast to represent the diversity of Northeast.

4 workshops -
free and open to all
Saturdays May 29th, June 5th, 12th and 19th
11:30am -3:00pm at Edison High School
Attend one or more - however much time you need

Parade Date:
Tuesday June 22nd 2010 6:30pm

The Northeast Parade is a valued local tradition and the oldest community parade in Minnesota. Join ArtShare in the Parade! Help us celebrate today’s Northeast!

*In the interest of sustainability we will be creating non-motorized wearable “floats” out of scrap materials and re-used cardboard.

*We are looking for contributions to this project in the form of monetary donations or supplies, please call or email for drop off location.

Jennifer Arave- 612-432-1512

Walking Tour Website Launched

Please complete the cycle of "performing the neighborhood" by taking the first walking tour- "Never the Same River Twice".

We made them for you.
Walk, listen and be "Northeast".

As of August 29th we have launched one of the three walks, "Never the Same River Twice". The "Noon Whistle" and "Trolley Tour" will be released this fall.

You can download these tours for free on your MP3 players or burn them onto a CD-R. ArtShare also has a limited number of MP3 players that we can loan out for groups.

Please email or call with questions or to get a downloaded MP3 player.

artsharene@gmail.com or call Jennifer Arave 612-432-1512

Friday, June 6, 2008

Northeast Audio-Guided Walking Tour


Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association and ArtShare are offering an opportunity to be involved in an important community project. We are looking for 10 Northeast teens and 10 Northeast adults to be part of a 12 session collaboration creating three Audio-Guided Walking Tours of NE neighborhoods.

ArtShare will guide the participants through a process of collaborative story-telling rooted in personal experience in Northeast, Northeast history, and (audio) recordings of Northeast sounds and people. We could choose to create a tour about the history and future of Northeast businesses, churches of Northeast, industry in Northeast, Northeast topography (the way it was and how it is now) or the streets of Northeast. We will start this process with collective and collaborative experiences to spark everyone’s creative energy and go from there.

It is our plan put together tours that show northeast as a collective of many experiences and not a singular voice of the past, present or future. Therefore it is important that we have many people with diverse experiences to participate in the project: Old and new Northeasters, people of different age ranges, people who live here or people who just work here, anyone who contributes to the make up of a neighborhood. You don’t need to be a Minnesotan to be a Northeaster.

This project will result in audio-guided walking tours that can be accessed by downloading podcasts from the HNIA website or by picking up an iPod at various pick-up points (NE businesses and libraries), a website (linked to HNIA website) by which the neighborhood can follow the progress of the audio workshops and a celebratory podcasts release party.

Please contact Jennifer Arave
(artsharene@gmail.com and 612-432-1512) for more information and to be put on the email list.

This project is a collaboration of ArtShare, Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association and Emma B. Howell YMCA funded by the Neighborhood Partnership Initiative Grant from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA).


Audio Guided Walking Tour, 2009-2010
Christian Unity Project
Mercy Seat collaboration, September 2008
ArtShare was commisioned to create a progressive experience that would allow the Pastors and congregation of Mercy Seat to explore the ideas of Rivalry and Scapegoating Mechanisms in a creative and provocative way.
Northeast Parade,
July 2008
ArtShare offered workshops to build your own wearable float and march with us in the parade. Participants expressed themselves and their political/social views while creating and marching with their neighbors.
Watch a short video of the parade:

Artist Bios

Sara Hanson is a visual artist and metal sculptor. She is a happy homeowner in the Logan Park neighborhood after living in her northeast warehouse space for seven years. After Sara received her BFA in sculpture from the University of MN, she began her career as an arts instructor, mentor and advocate for people with disabilities at Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Sara received a Public Projects grant from FORECAST Public Artworks for the Interstellar Record Project. The project involved a workshop, community metal pour event and the creation of a public sculpture on exhibition at the Art Depot in Red Wing, MN. Recently, Sara founded BroadCasting Metal-W.O.W. (workshop on wheels), a traveling sculpture foundry providing a fun and educational community experience.

Jonathan Hamilton is an artist who has lived in Northeast’s Audubon and Windom Park neighborhoods for the last 6 years. He has been designing and leading creative workshops in schools, Park and Rec. programs, and community organizations such as the Walker Art Center, VSA, and Opportunity Resources over the course of his career. After earning his BFA and K-12 Art Education Certification from the University of Montana, Jonathan came to Minneapolis to work as the Director of Visual Arts at Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts from 2001-2006. He is now an Exhibition Technician for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Jennifer Arave is a Minneapolis and Northeast based performance and conceptual artist. She works in the mediums of video & film, object performance, and conceptual public performance -- solo and collaboratively. Her work focuses on the interaction of people in the formation of identity. Her work places the art process paramount to the product. She has taught Visual Arts at the Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts for three years, a community of artist with disabilities. She has lectured and shown her work in Minneapolis, New York City, Burlington, VT and Boston. She received her BFA in Theater Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University and Her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts in Performance Studies from Goddard College.

Anna Gove is currently the Director of the Inside Out Gallery at the Interact Center for the Visual and performing arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Kansas. She currently resides in Northeast Minneapolis’ Windom Park neighborhood, and is committed to providing accessibility to the arts for people from all walks of life.