Seward Arts & Culture

All things arts & culture, and home of Seward Winter Frolic : Art in the 'hood
  • Diane Gamm

    Functional pottery and nature photography, including photos of Lake Superior Ice Caves. Open House at 2217 – 32nd Avenue South during the Winter Frolic, Dec 6-7 (#20 on the map).

  • Lea-Way Designs

    Lea-Way Designs, LLC create colorful, culturally-inspired tiles for home decor and personal decor. Tiles as functional art, Two-Way Tile Trays™, and tile jewelry are available for personal expression and your gift-giving needs.

  • Kat Lange

    kat lange’s deep, rich hues imbue her paintings with the play of light on color and shadow. _____________________

  • Kim Gordon

    Kim Gordon is a local painter, illustrator and teacher. Her greeting cards tell simple stories about elemental aspects of life: finding joy in transitory beauty, peace in nature, the pleasures of relationships.

Welcome to Seward’s online arts & culture info hub.

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Seward King’s Fair Sept. 19th!

0812_posterlayout2015 is a King’s Fair year! Saturday, September 19 Noon-5pm. From the SNG website:

“Every other September September, the Seward neighborhood celebrates a much anticipated festival at Matthews Park known as King’s Fair. This eclectic family-friendly event features home-grown talent and entertainment, tasty food by local restaurants, pet judging, artwork by our creative community, interesting history about our neighborhood, and plenty of fun activities organized by our local businesses and neighbors.”

Full details here.



Birchwood Cafe is turning 20!!!

largeThis is going to be too much fun. From our beloved Birchwood:

“Join us on Sunday, September 13th for an old-school-all-ages block party for our neighbors, friends, and entire community. We’ll be open for Brunch from 8am–2pm, then the celebration starts at 11am with Gorilla Yogis and Big River Yoga in the street, followed from 2pm to 7pm by outdoor live music on the 89.3 The Current & Electric Fetus stage, plus local food & drinks from us (of course!), Chef Shack, Café Racer, Izzy’s Ice Cream, Peace Coffee, Sweetland Orchard, and Surly Brewing Co.

Enjoy music from Clementown, Brass Messengers, The Sunny Era, and a community square dance with Ann Carter and friends. Kids of all ages will enjoy trivia from Trivia Mafia, Open Eye Figure Theatre puppet shows, face-painting, ArtiCulture activities, and a bee hive demonstration by The Beez Kneez. All that and MORE! We can’t wait to be #Toasting20 with you at #BirchwoodBASH!”

More on their website here.


Open Streets Minneapolis on FRANKLIN this Sunday!

Open Streets MPLS FranklinOpen Streets Minneapolis is happening again on Franklin Avenue this Sunday from 11am-5pm. Our event stretches from 28th in Seward all the way to Portland in Phillips. RSVP to the Facebook event here. If you’d like to volunteer, they’d still welcome the help! This just came in from one of their volunteer coordinators, Erika:

Hello Everyone!!!

We are currently looking for more volunteers at our Open Streets Minneapolis events on Franklin Avenue (August 16th) and in Downtown (August 23rd)!! They are going to be super fun events and we’d love to see you there!

We are really looking for volunteers at our Pop-Up Protected Bikeway Demonstration at both of these events. The Pop-Up Protected Bikeway demonstrates a bikeway that is separated from traffic by physical barriers and encourages event goers to let city council members know what they think by signing our Bikeways for Everyone postcards.

If you would like to find our more about either of these opportunities and to volunteer you can click on these links

Franklin August 16th Pop Up

Downtown August 23rd
Pop Up

Thank you so much for being a volunteer at the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. We are a volunteer based organization, so we really do depend on all of your support, so thanks!