Field Trip Day MPLS: Explore the quirkier parts of northeast Minneapolis
|Art by Michael Thomsen|
This Saturday is your chance to get to know northeast Minneapolis during Field Trip Day MPLS. The event is presented by Permanent Art and Design Group and Atlas Obscura. The afternoon will be spent exploring the area's architecture, art, and history, with the help of a map and your own wits.
We talked with Permanent Art and Design Group's Kate Iverson over email about the event, and here's what she has to say.
The concept for this weekend's happening is similar to other events AO has done in the past in cities worldwide called Obscura Day, but this one has a new twist. We are working with a TBA mystery partner as well, who is a big part of it on the technology side. Similar events will occur on the same day in New York, L.A., San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago.
There are 30 locations on the map.
|Beltrami Park Bocce Ball Courts (formerly Maple Hill Cemetery)|
You'll also get a peek inside the studio of our pals, sculptor Michael Thomsen and photographer Keith Holmes, who have the run of the second floor of an old school building which they've turned into an installation space and workshop. It's covered floor to ceiling with oddities, curiosities, and cool art. This space is never open to the public, so it will be a really fun stop. For a hint at what the studio holds, check out a recent MN Original's clip about Thomsen's work here.
We've moved to our very own building in northeast Minneapolis, which houses our agency's offices as well the Lab and Public Functionary, a new art space which we're partnering on with curator Tricia Khutoretsky. Public Functionary will open its first show in early 2013.
We are also working with a number clients on fun things such as branding and strategy for a new retail and fashion-focused social network, design for the Wynn Hotel, an international artist-designed wallpaper line called Area, and music video production work with our very talented pals Isaac Gale and David Jensen -- not to mention a slew of other cool things that I can't talk about yet!
IF YOU GO:
2-8 p.m. Saturday, September 29
Check in is from 2-2:30 at Dusty's Bar (1319 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis)
The event is free, but remember to bring your RSVP printout.
It's recommended that you ride a bike, and be sure to bring a smartphone if you have one
Download the smart-phone app for the event here