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Curiosities of Lyndale
Curiosities of Lyndale
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
This is the question people are asking themselves, and their neighbors, this summer as part of the Curiosities of Lyndale Box Wrap Project.
Curiosities of Lyndale is an innovative community art project brought to you by the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, artist Carly Schmitt, and the Youth Farm and Market Project. At neighborhood events throughout July, Schmitt will be taking pictures of objects that answer the question above, and are meaningful to community members. From these photographs we will design anti-graffiti utility box wraps that will become a modern-day interpretation of a 15th Century Curiosity Cabinet.
This summer LNA is teaming up with our neighborhood block clubs, artist Carly Schmitt, and the Youth Farm and Market Project to bring a bit of color, creativity and community to the utility boxes around Lyndale. You may have noticed that the utility boxes in your area are regularly tagged with graffiti, cleaned up, and then tagged again. LNA’s experience in combating graffiti shows that utility boxes are among the most tagged structures in the neighborhood; this is largely due to how visible and easy the utility boxes are to see and tag from the street.
About Curiosities of Lyndale
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 upcoming events. For more information contact Mark at 612.824.9402 x 16.
Tuesday, May 286:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us at the May General Membership meeting to hear from Minneapolis Mayoral candidates Mark Andrew & Cam Winton, learn about the noise mitigation process for the I35W Access project, and Avenues for Youth. We will also be having a community vote on a request from Teen Challenge for a variance for expansion of services.
Tuesday, June 46:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Monthly Committee Meeting for the LNA Environment Committee. The Environment Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the Month.
Saturday, June 155:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us for one of the best Lyndale events of the year.
Friday, June 217:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Join fellow Lyndalians for an evening of board games and cocktails. Indulge your competitive self and have fun showing off your gaming skills. Just picture yourself tipping your head back in conquest, fancy intoxicant in hand. Sweet sweet victory.
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On Saturday, May 4th from 10am to 1pm LNA's Environment Committee will host its annual Litter Outta Lyndale. This event brings neighbors together to pick up the debris uncovered by the melting snow. Come to the Lyndale Community Center (3537 Nicollet) anytime between 10-1 and enjoy some breakfasty treats, get a bag, gloves, and a route and pitch in for this great neighborhood clean up. Contact email@example.com or 612-824-9402 ext. 12 for more information.