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.......