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Curiosities of Lyndale
Curiosities of Lyndale
Join us for the Opening of the Curiosities of Lyndale on Monday, August 26th at the Lyndale Community Center. After almost three years in the making it’s time to celebrate the creation of some fantastic public art.
At the event you’ll be able to see pictures from the gatherings where people brought objects, hear from the artist about her experience, and most importantly celebrate the opening of a public art project that will help to tell Lyndale’s story.
If you’ve been wondering why all of the utility boxes in Lyndale are still as plain and ugly today as they were last summer or where all of the beautiful box wraps that we proposed are? Don’t despair. We haven’t given up or forgotten all of the great stories you told us last summer.
We’ve been hard at work on the project since our last gathering this past fall on taking the Curiosities of Lyndale from idea, to you, to completion. It’s just been harder than we thought. When we were planning the project, we knew the temperature would need to be over 50 degrees to install the box wraps, what we didn’t count on was that winter would stretch into spring and then into the beginning of summer.
At neighborhood events this month we have been asking community members to bring objects from their homes that best represent them, their story and the community. We have already seen some pretty awesome objects, and are looking forward to taking more photos of neighborhood curiosities in the upcoming weeks. In case you're curious about what other people have been bringing to these events her are a few examples:
This summer LNA is teaming up with artist Carly Schmitt, the Youth Farm and Market Project and our neighborhood block clubs to wrap neighborhood utility boxes with meaningful images of objects from the Lyndale community. The question we're asking people to think about when they are picking out objects is What are some unique objects in your home, that best represent you, your story, and your community? We want you to bring YOUR Objects to be photographed at these upcoming events:
July 17th, Neighborhood Gathering
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at 3415 Harriet Ave.
hosted by Cynthia Launer & Will Thomas
July 19th, Lyndale Concert in the Park
7:00 pm at Painter‘s Park
About Curiosities of Lyndale
The Curiosities of Lyndale is a public art project organized by LNA with artist Carly Schmitt and Youth Farm designed to wrap neighborhood utility boxes with meaningful images of objects from the Lyndale community.
The question we're asking people to think about when they are picking out objects is What are some unique objects in your home, that best represent you, your story, and your community? For more information contact Mark at 612.824.9402 x 16.
Curiosities of Lyndale Boxes
Curiosity Scavenger Hunt
Want to have some fun finding out more information about the Curiosities of Lyndale. Try your hand at this scavenger hunt put together by artist Carly Schmitt. If you can't find all of the answers by looking at all of the boxes, you might want to look at the website for more information. You can check your work out by bringing your completed scavenger hunt to the Lyndale Community Center at 3537 Nicollet Avenue.
Tuesday, December 106:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00pm at 3200 Pleasant Ave
Saturday, December 144:00 pm to 7:30 pm
¡Ya viene lo mejor tiempo del año! Júntate con nosotros para el gran evento anual de La Posada donde habrá comida, Santa, aguinaldos, comunidad y más.
The most wonderful time of year is coming! Join us at our grand annual event, La Posada. There will be delicious food, Santa, gifts, community, and more!
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Event Ambassadors/Embajador de evento:
It’s that time again! La Posada is just around the corner and there are many opportunities to help out with this great event. Tamales, dancers, community, and Santa all make this one of the most special events of the season. We’ll need help with set up, food service, activity helpers, clean up, children wrangling, and just general help with the merriment. Contact Aryca (email@example.com – 824-9402 ext. 26) to learn more about each opportunity and to sign up for a shift.