With the Metris Uptown ArtFair entering its 42nd year, it isan inspiration to consider howfar the event has come. TheFair started as a sidewalk salefor local artists and a visionfor community growth andhas developed into a nationallyacclaimed event, drawingnearly 400,000 art lovers. TheUptown Art Fair is rated 9thin the nation by the Art FairSourcebook out of over 700fairs, and this accomplishmentwas no easy feat. Art Fairsare judged in terms of city,sales, and friendliness of theneighbors, knowledge of volunteers, staff, understandingof fine arts, and other qualities.From budget constraintsto low quality artwork, theUptown Art Fair was at onetime in danger of ending theshow. Fortunately, this neverhappened, and now the Fair hasdeveloped into an outstandinglysuccessful show, proving to beprofitable for the artists, localvendors and community.The Uptown Associationis a community-drivenorganization that producesthe Art Fair. Proceeds fromthe Fair go right back into thecommunity. The generatedrevenue pays for Uptownprojects, extra security officers,sidewalk cleaning, streetlighting, print material for theUptown area, and funding forseasonal events, just to name afew.A sample list of events andactivities this year include MetrisCreates Digital Effects, whichis a gallery of children’s digitalphotography located in CalhounSquare. Imagination Station, alsolocated in Calhoun Square, willhave a Cottonelle Family Sing-A-Long stage, as well as the VolvoPerforming Arts Stage located inthe Old Chicago parking lot. Anexciting element of the fair thisyear is that parking no longerhas to be a concern! Target isproviding the Target Art Hop.It is free transportation withMetro Transit buses between theMetris Uptown Art Fair, LoringPark Art Festival, PowderhornArt Fair, and the Midtown LakeStreet Transit Stop.The Uptown Association andits sponsors are very excitedabout this year’s fair, and weanticipate a successful show.For more information aboutthis year’s Metris UptownArt Fair, please visit www.uptownminneapolis.com or call612-823-4581.
Editor’s note: Streets will beclosed from 28th to 31st Streeton Hennepin, and Humboldt toGirard on Lake Street. Metersfrom Humboldt to Girard willbe reserved for handicappedparking, with hoods coveringthe meters.Metro Transit is offering freerides for those who work inthe area during the Art Fair.Transit passes are available. Forinformation call 823-4581.The Art Fair runs from FridayAugust 5th through SundayAugust 7th.Parking restrictions will beginThursday afternoon. Variouscrews will begin setting upequipment, artists, foodvendors and sponsor boothson Thursday from 8:00AMthrough 9:00PM, and thenFriday from 6:00AM (!) untilnoon, when the Fair officiallybegins.
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Uptown Neighborhood News is a monthly publication produced by volunteers of the ECCO andCARAG neighborhoods. Uptown Neighborhood News covers the news of households withinthe area bounded by Lyndale Ave. S. and Lake Calhoun, between Lake Street and 36th St W.Copies are distributed to businesses in the Uptown area, along Lake Street, and Lyndale andHennepin Aves. Circulation is 5,100, with a pass-along readership of 10,000. Publication anddistribution is near the last weekend of every month. The publication is free.Contributors are area residents who volunteer their time to bring the news of the area to residents.Articles, letters to the editor and stories ideas are welcomed and encouraged. The editor reservesthe right to edit for length, clarity, relevance to the neighborhood, or other reasons. The deadlinefor articles, ads and events listing is the 17th of the month. Editorial and advertising guidelinesare available. Please contact the editor:
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The Calhoun Area ResidentsAction Group (CARAG) meetsthe 3rd Tuesday of each month7PM at Bryant Square Park31st and Bryant.East Calhoun CedarOrganization (ECCO) meetsthe first Thursday of eachmonth 7PM at St. Mary’sChurch, 34th & Irving.