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Calhoun - Isles
Cedar - Riverside/West Bank
Greater East Side
Macalester - Groveland
Payne - Phalen
Saint Anthony Park
Summit - University
Summit Hill and Crocus Hill
Thomas - Dale/Frogtown
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Aztec Ketzal Coatlicue dancer
Photo: Bill Kelley
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Named for the big park in its heart, Powderhorn is best known for the annual rite of spring that unfolds on its streets: the May Day Parade and Ceremony, under the direction of the neighborhood's venerable Heart of the Beast Theater. This spectacularly colorful grassroots spectacle, with its gigantic puppet-floats and ragtag marching bands, honors the offbeat essence of the neighborhood, which is full of immigrants, social innovators, young dreamers, and veteran activists.
Hive Minds: Urban Beekeeping in High Places
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The rooftops of some prestigious locations are buzzing as local institutions hop aboard the global urban beekeeping bandwagon. The idea is to play a role in restoring declining bee populations, with the help of the U of M and some intrepid honey-oriented entrepreneurs.
The May Day Parade: A Slide Show
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The May Day Parade and Festival is our Mardi Gras--a heartfelt explosion of color, music, art, fun, and earth-friendliness after the weariness of long winters. Bill Kelley caught the parade action last Sunday in the Powderhorn neighborhood as Minneapolitans dressed up and rocked out to say goodbye to the cold.
The Building Sustainable Communities Program: Art for Everybody's Neighborhood
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Art lives in the Twin Cities--and not just in the tonier parts of town. Thanks to initiatives like Twin Cities LISC's Building Sustainable Communities program, art and artists are taking major roles in helping some of our most challenged inner-city communities thrive.
Great Street Art: A Slide Show
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Managing Photographer Bill Kelley talked to some friends, checked in with some experts, and wandered the city a bit on his own to find the local street art that appealed to him the most. Herewith, his images of art meant to make you stop, look, have a startle reaction, and then continue on your way, energized.
Thinking big--and delicious--at 38th and Chicago
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A far-seeing developer and an innovative culinary artist are turning a hard-luck Minneapolis intersection around with present and future projects that are "artisan, local, sustainable."
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