Longfellow Event Calendar & Board Meetings
LoLa Art Crawl
September 17 @ 10:00 am - September 18 @ 4:00 pm
LoLa Art Crawl is back! The Popular Longfellow Art Tour Returns September 17–18.
What it is: A self-guided tour of local art at artists’ homes and businesses
Where: Throughout Greater Longfellow, Minneapolis, bordered by the Midtown Greenway, Minnehaha Falls, Hiawatha Avenue and Mississippi River. Look for the yellow LoLa signs.
When: Sat., Sep. 17, and Sun., Sep. 18, 10–4 both days
Who’s LoLa? The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) is a nonprofit organization and voluntary association of artists who live or work in Longfellow.
After last fall’s trial run, Longfellow artists are ready to bring back the much loved LoLa Art Crawl, the 12th annual neighborhood-based tour of local art organized by the League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) since 2009, skipping only 2020 because of COVID-19 and the destruction caused by civil unrest after the murder of George Floyd.
Last year despite continuing uncertainty, more than 60 artists stepped up to participate in a scaled back art crawl, which, as is usual for LoLa, included many sites that were outdoors or in well-venti lated indoor spaces. Despite its smaller scale and limited advertising, and absent a printed directory, artists enjoyed many visitors and enthusiastic support from the community that came out for the event.
This year we expect something more along the lines of the usual 100+ artists at 50 or more sites for the full-scale art crawl once again. Visitors will have a colorful artist directory to take as a keepsake and to guide them through the neighborhood and into the creative spaces that the various artists call home, and to the many local businesses throughout Longfellow. You can find more information about LoLa and LoLa artists on our website, LoLaArt.org. Participating artists live and/or work in Greater Longfellow, or are guests of these neighborhood artists.
LoLa is a volunteer-run organization of artists who live or work in Longfellow. Its mission is to partner with neighborhood arts organizations, nonprofits, small businesses, and residents to support Longfellow artists at any stage in their creative lives, and to invite and encourage community engagement with art and artists.