Hennepin Theatre Trust is a leader of public art and placemaking in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District.
Through our public art efforts, we work with local and international artists to create arts and cultural experiences for anyone who works, plays, lives or visits downtown Minneapolis. Our work to date includes the now-iconic Bob Dylan mural by Eduardo Kobra; the pop art mural by local artist Greg Gossel; and our Made Here program, which features Minnesota-made artwork and pop-up art activities in underused public spaces.
Our placemaking projects aim to transform how people experience public spaces in WeDo. We take a glass half-full approach to this work. An alley can become a pop-up market; a sidewalk can be a gathering space with some chairs; and a blank wall can become the perfect kaleidoscope of colors for a selfie.
We know it takes a village to make downtown a destination for everyone – and the work is better and more fun when there is a diversity of voices and experiences at the table. We collaborate with arts organizations, nonprofit service providers, city officials, business leaders, artists, residents and others to uncover opportunities for more people to experience all that the WeDo MPLS Cultural District has to offer.
We appreciate your consideration applying to one of our open calls for Minnesota based creatives to continue to make a growing impact in downtown Minneapolis.
If you are interested please consider providing contact and basic information so we can forward opportunities as they arise!
Thank you for your interest!