LynLake Street Art, Immersive Van Gogh and Maple Grove Days
In this edition of What’s Up Weekend, get the details on what’s happening on the subway starting Friday, July 15.
MINNEAPOLIS — Many family-friendly events are taking place on the subway this weekend, including a late-night fireworks display in Maple Grove on Saturday.
On Friday and Saturday, the annual street and performing arts festival is back for the fifth year. In the LynLake neighborhood, more than 50 artists will paint more than 30 murals. Visitors are invited to come and witness the street art painting process by visiting the artists throughout the weekend.
Additionally, people can enjoy food and drink specials, as well as live music performed by local artists, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. You can see the full list of artists here. When you arrive, you will find the information kiosk right next to the jungle theater.
The popular exhibit is back in Minneapolis at the Lighthouse Art Space at 1515 Central Avenue. Visitors can enjoy two studios where the Dutch painter’s works are projected onto four walls and the floor, moving and transforming to the beat of the music.
You can buy tickets here. Ticket prices start at $34.99, with timed and flexible ticket options available.
Lighthouse ArtSpace Minneapolis is easily accessible by public transportation and there is free parking behind the site.
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The annual Maple Grove Festival returns July 13-17.
The volunteer-run event includes an arts festival, parade, sports tournaments and various family activities.
On Saturday evening, a fireworks display will be launched at dusk from the south shore of West Arbor Lake, behind the Maple Grove Community Center.
On Sundays, people of all ages can visit Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery to plant a pot together. From 1 to 3 p.m., attendees can choose a locally grown flower, plant it, and receive tips on how to plant and care for their new plant.
The activity costs $5 and the money will go to support the community organization Maple Grove. Registration is required for the material to be ready and you can register here.
Three Rivers Park District is hosting a floating movie on the shores of Silver Lake in Saint Anthony this Saturday. “The Mighty Ducks” is set to play on the big inflatable screen this weekend.
The district asks people to wear a life jacket if they are in the water, watching in a boat, kayak or just floating in the water.
The screen is “back-protected”, meaning people can also watch the film from land, but the district recommends arriving early as seating is limited.
“The Mighty Ducks” will begin at 9 p.m. and the event is free for anyone interested.
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