Community Connections


Stacy Quast food Truck Fest
Photo by: Stacy Quast (Longfellow365)

Committee Goal/Purpose:

The Community Connections Committee works to build vibrant, intergenerational, multicultural, and safe neighborhoods in Greater Longfellow.

This is our committee’s strategic plan.

Join Us at an Upcoming Committee Meeting!

Community Connections meets monthly; all meetings are open to the public, and residents of Greater Longfellow are invited to participate in voting. For dates, times, and meeting locations, check the LCC Calendar or contact the LCC office at 612-722-4529.

Examples of  our Projects & Programs:

Katy Buxton Summer Ending

Longfellow365, a Community Photography Project
Since January 2014, photographers from Greater Longfellow have been capturing daily life in the neighborhood through the lens. The project generates a collection of photos that exposes the people and places that make Longfellow a unique place to live.

Photos are posted daily at Photo books & postcards are available for purchase at the LCC office, or contact Guthrie Byard at All questions about the project can also be directed to Guthrie.

Minnehaha Mosaic Public Art Project
Minnehaha Mosaic Public Art Project

Minnehaha Mosaics, a Community Arts Project
In 2017, LCC received a grant through the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) to work with Hennepin County to organize community art workshops featuring two Twin Cities mosaic artists. The conversations and input from the workshops helped inspire the artists’ design and creation of mosaic installations on 13 trashcans located in front of local businesses along Minnehaha Avenue. Finished pieces were installed in June &  July, 2017.

For further information:

Contact LCC’s Program Manager, Justin Gaarder: or 612-722-4529 EXT 13