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

  • 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.

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!
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:
or call: (612) 432-1512 to RSVP