Northeast Calendar Category 5: Columbia Park


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Columbia Park has three namesakes:
  • Columbia Park, one of the area’s parks;
  • the park’s acquisition in 1892, the 400th year since Columbus’ voyage;
  • and the adjacent suburb Columbia Heights.

 

The 2012 Calendar featured “Boxcars” by Angela Lundberg, seen below. What’s your idea for how to represent Columbia Park?

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Organized by the Northeast CDC, the Northeast Calendar was created to celebrate the Northeast neighborhoods and the artists, artwork, and creative communities therein.

The deadline for submitting images to the 2013 Northeast Calendar is July 15, 2012. Participation is free, and the submission form can be found at: calendar.northeastcdc.org/?page_id=149

Resources

Columbia Park Neighborhood Association: columbiapark.org

Northeast Calendar Category 4: Bottineau


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The Bottineau neighborhood, running along side the Mississippi River, was named after the legendary pioneer, explorer and leader Pierre Bottineau.

Home to the California Building and the newly remodeled Psycho Suzi’s, Bottineau is a destination for many visitors to Northeast and a place where many artists live and work. Bottineau is also home to “Mulberry Junction,” one of Northeast’s best community gardens.

 

Resources

The Bottineau month of the 2012 calendar featured featured “Lowry Bridge Construction” by Angela Lundberg. Submit for a chance to be featured in 2013!

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Organized by the Northeast CDC, the Northeast Calendar was created to celebrate the Northeast neighborhoods and the artists, artwork, and creative communities therein.

The deadline for submitting images to the 2013 Northeast Calendar is July 15, 2012. Participation is free, and the submission form can be found at: calendar.northeastcdc.org/?page_id=149

 

 

Northeast Calendar Category 3: Beltrami


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The neighborhood of Beltrami is a unique community. Large tracts of industrial land cover the southwestern portion of Beltrami, while most of the land is residential. Beltrami neighborhood and park are named after Giacomo Constantino Beltrami, an early 19th century Italian jurist, scholar and explorer. As with other neighborhoods in northeast Minneapolis, many artists have set up studios in Beltrami.

 

Resources:

Last year’s winning Beltrami image was “The Postcard Shot” by Bjorn Christianson. What’s it going to be for 2013?


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Organized by the Northeast CDC, the Northeast Calendar was created to celebrate the Northeast neighborhoods and the artists, artwork, and creative communities therein.

The deadline for submitting images to the 2013 Northeast Calendar is July 15, 2012. Participation is free, and the submission form can be found at: calendar.northeastcdc.org/?page_id=149

Northeast Calendar Category 2: Audubon Park


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Category 2 – Audubon Park

The Audubon Park neighborhood is full of gems. Home to the annual Johnstock festival, Audubon is a mix of destination and opportunity. In other words, there are lots of cool reasons to go there already, and there will be even more great activity as the area grows! The Hollywood Theater is one such opportunity, and it will be exciting to see what happens as this site is redeveloped.

 

Resources

Last year’s winning Audubon submission was “Deming Heights Park” by Amy Conger:

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Organized by the Northeast CDC, the Northeast Calendar was created to celebrate the Northeast neighborhoods and the artists, artwork, and creative communities therein.
The deadline for submitting images to the 2013 Northeast Calendar is July 15, 2012. Participation is free, and the submission form can be found at: calendar.northeastcdc.org/?page_id=149

2013 Northeast Calendar – Category 1 – The Cover!

Northeast Calendar CoverWe had a lot of fun planning the 2012 Northeast Calendar Contest – and we’re really looking forward to 2013.

For the next two weeks I’m going to recap the categories for the contest, and walk us through a few neighborhood resources while we’re at it.

Category 1 – The Cover!

The cover image can be associated with any Northeast Neighborhood or Northeast in general.

Last year’s cover featured artwork by Lauri Svedberg. It was the submission that received the most votes overall. This year to simplify things we have a category just for the cover.
The winning cover artist will receive $200 and a 25 copies of the Northeast Calendar. The submission form can be found at:

calendar.northeastcdc.org/?page_id=149

Next we’ll take a look at all the different neighborhood categories. Stay tuned!

Deadline Extended!

Since we’ve got two extra categories and a whole new giant neighborhood to get the word out to, we’ve decided to extend the deadline to JULY 15th, 2012.

Please help us get the word out by sharing the following info:

Call for Northeast-Themed artwork and photography!
Artists – the Northeast CDC is in the process of creting the second annual Northeast Calendar. They are holding a contest for submissions with cash prizes! There is no submission fee and forms of media are accepted. The deadline for artwork is July 15, 2012, and you can find out more at calendar.northeastcdc.org.

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Call for art!

Do you love Northeast – or have some great photos or artwork about Northeast?

 

 

Then participate in the Northeast Calendar project!

The Northeast CDC, a local nonprofit, is creating the second annual Northeast Calendar! The calendar will highlight local artwork and photography as well as the fourteen Northeast neighborhoods.

We’re looking for great images and artwork about Northeast Minneapolis.

How it works:

Submit your artwork online using the online submission form .

After the deadline, we’ll create an online gallery with each neighborhood’s images.

During the month of July people will vote for their favorite!

Prizes
There will be 15 winners — one for each month, and one for the cover.
$50 for each winning artist.
$200 for the cover artist!

Submissions Information
No entry fee!
Submit your image easily online
Any medium is acceptable
Artwork must represent or be categorizable in one of the 14 NE neighborhoods, or Northeast as a whole.
Limit 15 total submissions per artist
Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2012 – JULY 15th, 2012!

No hard copy submissions will be accepted.

For a map of Northeast Minneapolis complete with neighborhoods, please visit the project site at: calendar.northeastcdc.org.

 

The Northeast CDC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our mission is promoting the economic development of Northeast Minneapolis in a manner that furthers the interests of residents and businesses.

 


Thank you!!

Bike NE

Hi everyone!

We wanted to thank all of you for your support of the first annual Northeast Ride and let you know how the event turned out! Thank you to our planning committee, volunteers, sponsors, and riders –we couldn’t have had such a great event with out you! THANK YOU!!

We had more than 250 riders participate, all welcomed by city council members, state senators, and the Minnesota National Guard. We heard great reviews of each of the park activity stops from both riders and community members, and more than 200 people came to the post-ride reception at Altered Esthetics. We can’t wait to start planning Northeast Ride 2013 with new stops and more community partners! Interested in being involved? Let us know by emailing: info@northeastride.org
Ride start
Before the ride we saw write-ups about the event in Metro Magazine, City Pages, Star Tribune, and a variety of local blogs and smaller newspapers. Overall, the Northeast Ride was a huge success and a great inaugural event –and we couldn’t have done it without your support. We have every intention of doing it again next year!
Here is a wonderful video of the ride produced by Minneapolis Television Network’s John Akre to give you a sense of the excitement on ride day.
Thank you again and we hope to see you in Northeast!
Best,
 Amber Collett, Northeast Ride Coordinator
 Jamie Schumacher, Northeast CDC Executive Director

Summer Updates from the Northeast CDC

I love Northeast!

All of a sudden, summer has arrived! And with it, lots of fun & updates for you from the Northeast CDC.

Northeast Ride

Our first annual Northeast Ride was a smashing success, with over 250 registered riders touring through Northeast. Many thanks to the 50+ volunteers that helped register riders, facilitate the stops, and plan this event. I also want to sincerely thank the ride sponsors (over 40 different businesses and organizations!) You helped make this inaugural ride an incredible showcase for the Northeast community. I know it takes a certain degree of risk to support a first-time event, and we’re so grateful you saw the potential and helped make this vision come to fruition. Thank you!

The ride also got lots of great press, and if you missed the ride or want a recap, you can view a great video of the ride here on the Twin Cities Daily Planet.

Northeast Calendar

Speaking of new projects, the 2012 Northeast Calendar has been a big hit, and our plan is to make the 2013 Calendar even better. In fact, we are excited to announce that artwork submissions are now being accepted! A few key things to note about next year’s edition: The calendar will be larger – 14 months instead of 12. This way, each Northeast Neighborhood has their very own page in the calendar. Oh… and did we mention there’s now a 14th Northeast neighborhood??? That’s right – we’re excited to welcome Mid-City Industrial as a now-official Northeast neighborhood! Mid-City Industrial became an official neighborhood last year, and we’re excited to welcome them to the calendar too.  Are you interested in participating in the Calendar project as either an artist or a sponsor (or both?) You can find out more both about artwork submission and sponsorship at: calendar.northeastcdc.org.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District 

On April 12, along with the Northeast Chamber and Clay Squared to Infinity, we hosted the first of several “State of the Arts Districts” forums. We had a dialogue with community members and artists about opportunities for marketing and how to bring guests to the Arts District. We also discussed how to leverage the brand of the district to bring people to the area. Speaking of branding: we also updated the Arts District website with a shiny new updated, mobile-friendly, share-able version! You can check it out at:  northeastminneapolisartsdistrict.com

Jackson Street Artist Housing

In other news, things are moving along well with JacFlats. The Minnesota Housing Board supported full funding of our supplemental LIHTC request for JacFlats, which secures the current credit need for the project. In other words: things are looking promising as we work with our partners at Artspace for a summer closing! Our continued thanks goes to Artspace for their partnership on this project, and their leadership in making this community vision a reality.

Plant Swap

While updates and emails are great, we’d love to see you in person, too! Next week we’ll be at the Northeast Farmers Market nonprofit booth hosting a plant swap. Swap or donate anything related to plants: seedlings, splits, seeds, containers, indoor plants, gardening tools, books, and other supplies. We’ll be there Saturday June 16 from 9am-1pm. For more information, please visit: northeastcdc.org/?p=225.

It’s an exciting and busy time at the Northeast CDC as we launch new programs and meet the needs of the ever-evolving and ever-vibrant Northeast community. I encourage you to get involved with one of our projects as either a board member, volunteer or participant – we’re making great things happen! If you’d like to join our team or get more information on options, stop by the Farmers Market next week, give us a call at (612) 627-9366 or send us an email at: info@northeastcdc.org.

We look forward to serving Northeast Minneapolis together with you.

Sincerely,

Jamie Schumacher
Executive Director

Northeast Ride is Saturday!!

Hey Northeast Riders!

The first annual Northeast Ride is less than a week away! We hope everyone has their calendars marked for Saturday, June 2nd from 10am-2pm to participate in the Northeast Ride, but be sure to pre-register as well so you don’t have to wait in along-line on ride day.

Click here to register. 

 

Northeast Ride

Ride Details

Start & End: Northeast Armory, across the street from Beltrami Park on Broadway Ave. NE.

Ride Time: 10am-2pm

Day: Saturday, June 2nd

 

Ride Updates

First, check out our artistic route map created by award-winning local artist, Kevin Cannon!

If you’re planning to use a mobile device to navigate, we also have an online Northeast Ride map that includes the route, interactive stop locations, and points of interest in the community.

The Northeast Ride is happening rain or shine, so be sure to plan accordingly and dress for the weather. If we do have rain, check-in will be inside the Northeast Armory building, but we’ll have volunteers and/or signs to show you the way!

 

Check-In
* Check-in begins at 10am at the Northeast Armory, across the street from Beltrami Park.
* Please bring a photo ID
* At check-in, you’ll be given a brochure map of the Northeast Ride route and your Northeast Ride t-shirt! Enjoy a cup of Peace Coffee while you get ready to hit the road

 

Don’t forget to bring your…
* Helmet
* Water bottle — stay hydrated, folks!
* Bike & Bike Lock (if you need a bike, you can rent a Nice Ride at a nearby station!)
* Backpack or bag you feel comfortable wearing while bicycling
* Sunscreen or Poncho
* Cash/card if you plan to make additional purchases or stops along
the way

 

Wrap Party!
* Everyone is invited to a Northeast Ride Wrap Party, hosted by Altered Esthetics, from 2-5pm.
* There will be larger prints of the Northeast Ride route map for sale & a variety of beverages. Note: If you plan to drink alcoholic beverages, please have your photo ID handy! :-)

Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Amber at amber[at]northeastride.org

Sponsor highlight: Northeast Lions

NE Lions

The Lions Club of Northeast Minneapolis a ride sponsor this year. The NE Lions Club was founded in 1940, and serves both Northeast Minneapolis and St. Anthony Village. NE Lions is a member of Lions International, a coalition of 44,000 other secular service clubs.

NE Lions does ongoing service projects like running Meals on Wheels, and they also help raise money for various causes, like helping families who have gone through serious hardships, or funding a Lions Scholarship Foundation.

Some of the NE Lions’ specific projects include participating in Lions International’s goal of planting one million trees. They also do ongoing charitable gambling at locations around Northeast. If you’re interested in becoming a Lion, join them on a volunteer project and then contact them for an inquiry about membership. Thanks to the Lions for supporting the ride!

Sponsor highlight: Northeast Bank

Another sponsor for the Northeast Ride is Northeast Bank. Northeast Bank has been a part of the Northeast community for over sixty years and we’re excited to have them involved!

Northeast Bank works with the community through donations like they have provided to the ride, but they also support the community through their regular banking operations. They have a commitment to community reinvestment and a history of helping extend credit in order to serve community needs.

Northeast Bank has locations on NE Broadway St, NE Central Ave, and in Coon Rapids. They have options for both personal and business banking.