Intermedia Arts  

Come Celebrate!
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
5-8PM at Intermedia Arts
5PM Appetizers | 6PM Showcase
Please join us as we celebrate the year-long work created by Creative CityMaking Artists in partnership with City Planners! Swing by after work to enjoy…

  • Delicious food from World Street Kitchen  
  • Vibrant, jam-packed program from 6-7 PM with speakers from Intermedia Arts, the City of Minneapolis, and the McKnight Foundation and rich, story-filled project presentations by Creative CityMaking artists and planners
  • Opening Reception for our interactive Creative CityMaking Gallery Exhibition, a sharing back to the community about the projects and the tools artists and planners developed with a special focus on Creative Placemaking and Community Engagement Practices.
  • Music by DJ Mixwell 
Creative CityMaking // Ashley Hanson // Wing Young Huie // Jim Voll // Diane Willow // Beth Elliott // Paul Mogush //  Roger Cummings // Samuel Ero-Philips // Caroline Kent //  Haila Maze // Brian Schaffer // Witt Siasoco // Joe Bernard 


Dig Deeper … 
Saturday, November 23rd, 9AM-4PM at Intermedia Arts 
After getting inspired by the celebration, join us for this day-long forum that will be a great resource for artists, the planning and design community, and everyone interested in learning about innovative community engagement practices and creative placemaking.  
Box Lunches from Be’wiched Deli available for purchase – just follow the RSVP link to get all of the details!  
Let us know you’re coming! RSVP: please click here.



Share YOUR Project!
 Do you have a project or opportunity that you would like to explore at the intersection of arts and community planning? We will have an opportunity at the forum to share projects, so please let us know if you’d like to share a project by writing to  


Come celebrate with us and learn more about the plans and communities we’ve engaged with in 2013.

Creative CityMaking projects, artists, and planners include …
  • Penn Avenue North Small Area Plan – City Planner Jim Voll, Artists Ashley Hanson and Wing Young Huie
  • Southwest LRT Station Area Planning – City Planners Beth Elliott and Paul Mogush, Artist Diane Willow
  • Linden Hills and Dinkytown Small Area Plans – City planners Haila Maze and Brian Schaffer, Artists Caroline Kent, Roger Cummings, and Samuel Ero-Philips
  • Capstone evaluation of the City’s 10-Year Historic Survey efforts – City planner Joe Bernard, Artist Witt Siasoco
Questions? Contact or call 612.871.4444

Creative CityMaking is an ArtPlace Project. ArtPlace is a collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations, eight federal agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, and six of the nation’s largest banks to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S.  

About Creative CityMaking

Creative CityMaking was a partnership between Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis that fostered collaborations between local artists and City planners to develop fresh and innovative approaches for addressing the long-term transportation, land use, economic, environmental, and social issues facing Minneapolis. In 2013, Creative CityMaking embedded four artists/artist teams in the Long Range Planning Division of the City’s Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED).  Four teams of artists were selected and paired up with five planning projects, which they worked on through 2013.  

The partnership of artists and planners was intended to forge, enhance, or develop new strategies for working through the creative processes inherent in visionary planning and city making. It was intended to engage artists in critical thinking and art making around City and urban issues and to increase artists’ and planners’ ability to facilitate community interaction and work collaboratively with the public to foster positive change in the quality and trajectory of social discourse about the city’s urban future. Their collaborative work was showcased throughout the year at citywide community events, culminating in this public exhibition and forum at Intermedia Arts.

Creative CityMaking is made possible thanks to the generous support of ArtPlace. ArtPlace is a collaboration of twelve of the nation’s leading foundations, eight federal agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, and six financial institutions to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S. Participating foundations include Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Ford Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, The William Penn Foundation, The Robina Foundation and an anonymous donor. Funds committed to ArtPlace are overseen by Nonprofit Finance Fund who serves as investment and grant manager for the collaboration.   



About Intermedia Arts
A multidisciplinary, multicultural arts center, Intermedia Arts builds understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists and audiences to make changes in their lives and communities. We are a nationally recognized leader in empowering artists and community leaders to use arts-based approaches to solve community issues. From graffiti art to digital technology to performance art to spoken word, we work from the community up to unearth and enliven new and emerging artists and art forms while challenging and exploring the role of art in our lives. By stimulating civic dialogue and giving voice to the issues and experiences of underrepresented communities locally, nationally and internationally, we contribute to a stronger, healthier society.

Art. Changes. Everything 



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