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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl

FLOW Northside Arts Crawl 2021

FLOW Northside Arts Crawl 2021

FLOW Northside Arts Crawl - Locations and Highlights

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FLOW Locations



On Broadway


Wilson's Image

Clipper Cuts


Freedom Square


Black Women's Wealth Alliance


Sammy's Avenue Eatery

K’s Dollar & Grocery

Les Jolies Petites

Sanctuary Covenant Church

4th Street Saloon

Satellite Locations

Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & Gallery

Peaceful Village at North Commons

Camden Farmers Market

Minneapolis School of New Music

Homewood Studios

Haven Housing

Webber Library/ROHO Collective


Dig Lab/Roaring Lions

Artspace Lofts


Hobbs Field (North High Field)/Tangible Collective



FLOW Highlights


  • Plymouth and Penn will be open 1-5pm where The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) presents a new art exhibition “The Absence of Justice” featuring work from Faith Blackstone, A. Drew Hammond, Beverly Tipton Hammond, Katherine Mommsen, Sean Garrison Phillips, Broderick Poole, Donald Walker and Sounds of Blackness. The exhibit is co-curated by artist Beverly Tipton Hammond and Tina Burnside.

  • New Rules on Lowry will be open 4-6pm where SPEAK MPLS will set up a podcasting station for the public, show content created by SPEAK MPLS members that is aired on Comcast channels 16, 17, and 75, and also highlight New Rules and SPEAK MPLS offerings to community members too.



  • Freedom Friday/Freaky Friday: Tha Horny Housewife LLC presents an evening of sensual poetry, music and movement at Freedom Square

  • Visit pop up arts happening at Clipper Cuts, Wilson’s Image and other sites at the West End of West Broadway including Wolfpack and NAZ/KMOJ.  

  • The West Broadway Farmers Market will be open Friday and Saturday of FLOW at the Capri Plaza, and there will be art on display at the Capri’s new street-facing gallery.

  • Tangible Collective presents Black Film Screening on North High’s Hobb’s Field - bring seating and enjoy the turf!

  • The Strong Roots Foundation begins a two-day community lot clean-up and artify project at the Clipper Cuts Lot/2640 W. Broadway.

  • Slow Roll Glow FLOW Bike Ride on a route from the Capri to some Northside public art treasures and FLOW pop ups! Led by Anthony Taylor of the Cultural Wellness Center



  • Broadway and Emerson is a hub of arts activities with JXTA, Sammy’s, K’s, Emerge all hosting a variety of arts and community building experiences.

  • Vivid Black Paint Aerial Arts will hold space at the JXTA Pocket Park.

  • Sanctuary Covenant Church and 4th Street Saloon will feature outdoor gatherings with creativity and community in mind.  

  • Tangible Thoughts Open Mic on North High’s Hobb’s Field - bring blankets and cloth to sit on the turf!

  • The Camden Famer’s Market will be a special artistic edition with the same great access to fresh healthy foods and local vendors

  • FLOW mini skating jammie jam by Artisan Fitness at the North Commons Tennis Courts 2-4pm there will be skates available for free rental and a DJ!



  • Angel Hart of the S.H.I.F.T. Cooperative hosts the Peaceful Village at the Summer Games at North Commons.  Yoga, BBQ, Meditation, Bike Giveaways and Workshops, Sound Bathing and More!

  • Emerge @ 1834 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 will have artists, information, snacks and water all three days of FLOW. TH 10-2pm, FR 10-2pm, & SAT 12-3pm.

  • Homewood Studios on Plymouth Ave has a rotating gallery featuring local artists all the time.

  • Visit the new Community Center at Cub Foods and view the murals by local artist Sean G. Phillips, Alex Smith and JXTA Alums!

FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl 2021



NORTH MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Welcome to FLOW 2021!

  • FLOW is a 3-day arts experience in North Minneapolis hosted by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC).  

  • In 2005, Dudley Voigt and other artist organizers began the Peace Games which turned into FLOW Northside Arts Crawl in 2006. 

  • The 15th year of FLOW will be held July 29-30-31 and brings a renewed focus on the grassroots arts orgs and the spectrum of folks making art ‘Over North’

FLOW Overview

  • FLOW is a self guided art crawl that has events over three days.  The more you promote to your networks, the better turnout to your event!

  • Have attendees pick up a FLOW Map/Guidebook at any event and learn about other events. 

  • Lots of FLOW pop-ups happen on Saturday July 31, but there are activations on July 30 and 29 as well. will have all the details and updates.

  • Amplify the event by:

    • following and sharing on facebook, instagram and twitter 

    • Email the press release and flyer to supporters, friends and family/chosen family. 

    • Text flyers to your group chats and app groups. 

    • Invite your co workers and neighbors with paper flyers that we drop off Thursday

  • Self care is important: stay hydrated and feed yourself, don’t overdo the activities. Follow COVID safety guidelines, wash your hands frequently, and maintain socal distance at indoor/outdoor events. Masks are encouraged(required at some locations)

FLOW is a 3-day arts experience in North Minneapolis hosted by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC).  The 15th year of FLOW will be held July 29-30-31 and brings a renewed focus on the grassroots arts orgs and the spectrum of folks making art ‘Over North’


FLOW is a non-juried, self guided tour of studios, galleries, theaters, commercial and vacant spaces over a mile and a half of the West Broadway corridor and Satellite Locations off Broadway. From b-boys to ballet, graffiti to graphite, rap to rhapsody, fine artist to arts, practicing to professional, FLOW showcases the great art being made every day on the Northside. FLOW is a program of the West Broadway Coalition that showcases Northside artists of all ages and experiences at various locations around the community with an exciting weekend of indoor and outdoor activities.


FLOW will respond to the needs for health in a pandemic and safety in a revolution by supporting a diaspora of virtual and in-person pop-up artsy-type happenings over a three-day span at the end of July (July 29-30-31).  Outdoor and Indoor events will follow the health and safety guidelines established by the city and state of Minnesota: MINNESOTA STAY SAFE GUIDELINES:


The community curators of FLOW are some of the Northside’s most creative artists and organizers, including Awa Mally, Tha Horny Housewife, Anthony Taylor, Kenna Cottman, Alicia Jameel, and more!


FLOW is partnering with and receiving support from some wonderful Northside groups to bring a diversity of options to our community including Tangible Collective, ROHO Collective, The Minneapolis School of New Music, and the Strong Roots Foundation to name a few!


Thursday (July 29) get in the FLOW by attending a virtual artist talk moderated by Northside Artist and Activist Yonci Jameson.  Register here: Artist Talk Registration

The West end of Broadway comes alive Friday (July 30) with the AFC Farmers Market at the Capri Plaza, pop-up parties and performances at Freedom Square, Wilson’s Image, NAZ and more!

Saturday (July 31) FLOW Favorites like JXTA, Sanctuary Covenant Church and North High Field return as locations of arts events and art-making. Enjoy a second day of the West Broadway Farmers Market with the addition of the Youth and Art Market produced in partnership with MN Black Box.


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For more information or to give feedback please contact Kenna at email



If you are a Northside Artist interested in participating in FLOW this year, complete the Call for Artist form here, or contact