Arts Council Committee
Arts Council Committee
- solicit project ideas from residents and assess feasibility
- identify funding sources
- write grants for Board approved projects
- promote arts activities in the neighborhood
How you can be involved:
The next meeting is scheduled on Tues., April 19, 2011.
Contact Susan Gray via email if you have an idea for a community building project or if you would like more information about the committee.
Art in East Harriet
The Heffelfinger Fountain that graces the upper portion of the rose Garden was donated in 1944 by Frank T. Heffelfinger. Originally from Italy, the bronze and marble fountain was designed and built for the Villa Montalto in Fiesole. The Greco-Roman characters featured include a central figure that suggest the sea god Neptune. Cherub like figures known as putti rest on the edge of the upper basin and winged satyrs are found on the pedestal base
Lakewood Cemetery Memorial Chapel
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Gateway
In 1999, The Minneapolis Arts Commission selected the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood and Lyndale Park as a site for the Neighborhood Gateways program.
Teri Kwant and Greg Ingraham were selected as the artists for the Gateway by an artist selection panel. Dedicated in 2002, “A Pathway to Peace,” includes a series of seven sculptural cairns which form the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Gateway. Cairns are piles of stones used throughout history to designate a path, convey a message or help explorers to find their way. The seven limestone cairns are along 40th Street and Roseway Road. The gateway encourages viewers to consider the meaning of peace in their lives, through engraved two-word phrases such as “encourage integrity,” “remember humanity” and ”overcome fear.” This text was gathered from many sources, including East Harriet community members. The seven cairns are located in Lyndale Park begin on the corner of 40th Street and Bryant Avenue South, progress along Roseway Road and conclude at the Peace Garden
Southwest Senior Center Mural
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On Nov. 15, 2008, a mural was unveiled at the Southwest Senior Center building in the East Harriet neighborhood. The project was thanks to a grant received by the Senior Center from the City of Minneapolis. Many in the area participated in the project including Barton School students, the Senior Center, Girl Scout troops, neighborhood residents, and more. Artists from Mosaic on a Stick led the creative process. Thanks to all who took part!
This event was funded by the City of Mpls. Innovative Graffiti Prevention Micro-Grant, Volunteers of America-MN, and CARAG. Partners were SW Senior Center, EHFNA and CARAG, Barton Open School and Mosaic on a Stick.