1016566_710456802332796_800310854_nThe League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) invites the public into artists’ home studios and backyards, as well as neighborhood cafés, bars and shops, to showcase the wide range of fine arts and practical crafts made by artists and artisans of the greater Longfellow community of South Minneapolis.
The sixth annual self-guided tour takes place the weekend of Aug. 23–24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Maps will be available by mid August at area businesses and the East Lake Library, and from the art crawl website,
This year’s crawl features 114 artists, who must be the makers of the items they are selling, and must live or work in greater Longfellow to participate. They will be exhibiting at 60 sites that offer plenty of opportunities for visitors to eat, drink, shop and relax throughout the day.
Coinciding with the growth of Longfellow’s artist community is the emergence of arty vintage shops all along Minnehaha Ave. These are not just antique or secondhand shops, but are also repositories of unusual craft supplies and original artwork and crafts made from repurposed materials. Three of these shops, Paris Antiques, E’s Emporium, and Junket: Tossed and Found, are also stops on the art crawl.
Read short profiles of several of the artists of LoLa at; find LolaArtistsMN on Facebook or follow on Twitter. A complete roster of participating artists will be up on by mid August.
If you would like a few art crawl maps for your own use or to share with others, please send a message to [email protected] with “Maps please” in the subject line, tell us how many you’d like and where to send them, and one of our volunteers will get them to you.
The League of Longfellow Artists is an artist-organized, all-volunteer association dedicated to raising the visibility of local artists, and building a sense of community through art in greater Longfellow.

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