TCSidewalks Live! Artists in Storefronts Tour This Saturday in Whittier

[A Nicollet Avenue sidewalk.*]
Hello everyone! I'll be leading a guided tour this Saturday through the Whittier Neighborhood as part of the month-long Artists in Storefronts Project. It's a very exciting grass-roots collaborative between a whole bunch of Twin Cities' artists, a whole bunch of interesting small businesses, and the Whittier Neighborhood Alliance.

Nicollet Avenue from Franklin to the Greenway is the most densely interesting commercial stretch in the Twin Cities, partly because it was amputated from the rest of the city in 1978 and allowed to develop its own identity.

The list of artists participating in this project is long and wonderful, and I can't wait to check out the stores along with you on Saturday. We're meeting at the Whittier Alliance headquarters just around the corner from Spyhouse on 25th and Nicollet at 2:00 pm. The tour should take about 90 minutes, but I haven't timed it...

See you there!

[The project includes this moss sculpture on the wall of the Rainbow Chinese building, which hasn't quite grown mossy enough yet.]

* Incidentally, Nicollet was one of my very first Sidewalks of the Week waaaay back in 2007. At the time, a sidewalk blogging neophyte, I mis-identified it as Lyndale...

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