Artists in Storefronts 4 June 1 through September 9, 2013
Artists in Storefronts returns to the Whittier neighborhood for
the fourth run of the award winning public art project that pairs local artists with vacant and
active businesses with exhibits that form an urban walking gallery in and along the Eat Street
commercial corridor.

The project kicked off Saturday, June 1st with an outdoor music festival hosted by the Black
Forest Inn featuring Mixed Precipitations Picnic Operetta, Frances Gumm, Cult
Status Gallery on Tour, as well as other eclectic local talent. The evening wrapped with a
"light sabre walking tour" of the exhibits led by organizer, Joan Vorderbruggen.

Jim Denomie, Michael Thomsen, Aaron Dysart, Caitlin Karolczak, Mary Gibney,
and Noah Harmon are just a handful of the more than 40 local artists who created exhibitions in
various mediums including installation, sculpture, photography, and more for this fourth run
partially funded by a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council grant award.

The Outlet Performance Festival curated by Jaime Carrera returned with an eight week
run featuring sixteen acts that ran the gamut of performance in the basement of Los Amigo's.

AIS4 also features several large scale murals by local artists Erin Sayer, Wundr, and
Taylor Lindgren.

Monthly walking and biking tours have been offered throughout the summer run as well as a
"Maker's Market", participation in the Midtown Greenway Coalition’s “Greenway Glow”,
the return of the "Bridging Festival" in Phillips West, and a bombastic closing performance
by core AIS artist Jaime Carrera at Slice of New York pizzeria.

“Artists in Storefronts is a creative movement that demonstrates a city can be a playground for
artists.” -Jack Becker; Forecast Public Art


1. The Nicollet Cafe: Ethan Heidlebaugh
2. Pet Doctors: Josh Olson
3. Posh Salon: Rikki Sneddon
4. Green Machine: Jacob Grossel
5. Whittier Alliance: Kristina Fjellman
6. Caravelle: Jenny Jenkins
7. Icehouse: Caitlin Karolczak, Steven Lang
8. 2600 Nicollet Ave: Bancroft Elementary, Interact Center, Minneapolis Art Lending
Library, Michael Thomsen, Ella Thomson, Shelly Rohlf
9. Black Forest Inn: Andy Baird, Erik Farseth, Jennica Kruse
10. Little Tijuana's: Chris Pernula
11. 19 E. 26th St: Aaron Dysart
12. 23 E 26th St: Dim Media, Jeff Rodenberg
13. Blacklist Vintage: Robin Schwartzman
14. Joe's Chicken Shack: Carrie Thompson, Anthony Carchedi, Bryant Locher,
Taylor Lindgren
15. GM Wurtzel's: Jim Denomie
16. 2615 Stevens Ave: Mary Gibney, Noah Harmon
17. Glam Doll Donuts: Ricky Howard
18. Christos: U of M Walker Art Center Mini Golf Project
19. Rainbow Chinese: Erin Sayer
20.Sunrise Cyclery: Wundr, Marjorie Debelak
21. Los Amigo's: Hannah Hall, OUTLET 2


• AIS4 Opening Reception: Jun 1 6-10pm Black Forest Inn
• Maker's Market: Jun 8-9 GM Wurtzel's
• Outlet 2: (Saturdays) Jun 8-Jul 27 7pm Los Amigo's
• Biking Tour: Greenway Glow Jun 22 6-10pm Sunrise Cyclery
• Walking Tour: Jul 13 1pm The Nicollet
• Doggie Walking Tour: Aug 10 1pm The Nicollet
• The Bridging Festival: Sep 8 3-6pm
• Jaime Carrera: Slice of New York Sep 9 8pm

The Whittier neighborhood, known for it’s lively and diverse dining destinations became a
vibrant street gallery for people in the neighborhood and beyond since AIS began in April, 2012.
Local and national press took notice, too, with MinnPost art writer Andy Sturdevant calling it
one of his favorite art projects in the Twin Cities.
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To learn more or schedule an interview, contact Joan Vorderbuggen at 612.205.8516 or at what MPR, the Star Tribune, Vita.MN, MinnPost, and more
are saying about Artists in Storefronts.
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