Weekend Arts Roundup: FLOW Arts Crawl, Fringe preview and more

Juxtaposition Arts
Roger and DeAnna Cummings founded Juxtaposition Arts in 1995 and continue to teach and train young people in the arts while employing them as apprentices to work alongside professional artists. They were photographed outside the Juxtaposition Arts gallery space near West Broadway and Emerson Avenue North in Minneapolis, the epicenter of the FLOW North Side Arts Crawl. (MPR Photo/Jennifer Simonson 2013)
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Weekend Arts Roundup: July 23, 2015
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MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about an arts crawl celebrating its tenth anniversary, plus outdoor mini-golf and a chance to preview some of the acts featured in this year's Minnesota Fringe Festival.

FLOW: The Northside Arts Crawl — This event is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Over its 10-year existence, FLOW North Side Arts Crawl has grown from a few hundred people showing up to tour a few sites around Broadway and Emerson to thousands of people showing up to more than 30 venues offering theater, music, dance and visual arts. "It's an annual event where you get to take stock of how much is changing on the North Side," Marianne says. "It's becoming a more creative destination — arts are a huge part of that." FLOW starts tonight, with the main event on Saturday, July 25. Metro Transit offers free rides to and around FLOW on July 25 and 26.
BONUS: See Marianne's feature story about FLOW.

Artist-Designed Miniature Golf — At Walker Art Center, the artist-designed mini golf is an ongoing offering that gives people a chance to have some fun outdoors. The holes feature obstacles such as a hungry snake, a giant gumball machine, chickens and other novelties.

Minnesota Fringe Festival Touring Artist Showcase — The Minnesota Fringe Festival is coming up soon, and on Wednesday, July 29, at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis, is the Touring Artist Showcase. "Usually, these are some fabulous acts," Marianne says. The showcase gives audience members a sneak preview of the shows that will be part of the upcoming Minnesota Fringe, which runs July 30 to Aug. 9.

Marianne Combs joins The Current's Morning Show for the Weekend Arts Roundup every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Read all the latest arts news from MPR News.

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