Historic WalkerLake Mural Design Event
Oct
22
3:00 PM15:00

Historic WalkerLake Mural Design Event

Join the project artists from GoodSpace Murals to add your ideas and input to the mural design process! Connect and collaborate with others from the community about your ideas, and use your artistic skills with help from project artists to create imagery that you would like to see in the mural. Free and open to all.

This event and project are hosted by the Historic WalkerLake Placemaking Committee, a fiscally sponsored project of Friends of the Arts.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Handel's Messiah - Golden Valley Orchestra and Holy Family Choirs
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Handel's Messiah - Golden Valley Orchestra and Holy Family Choirs

The Golden Valley Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Sobieski, will partner with the choirs from Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis Park, under the direction of Scott Turkington, to present the Advent and Christmas portion (with additional choruses) of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah.

Tickets: $10-$20, available at www.gvomusic.org

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Thai Street Food Festival
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Thai Street Food Festival

Join our neighbors at Wat Promwachirayan on Sunday, September 15th, 2019, from 10 AM - 6 PM, for the first annual Thai Street Food Festival of Minnesota. This FREE event will showcase authentic dishes from the four regions of Thailand and also feature musical performances, contests, and more!

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St. Louis Park Art Fair
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

St. Louis Park Art Fair

  • The ROC at the SLP Rec Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The second annual SLP Art Fair hosts 60+ Minnesota artists (many from St. Louis Park) selling their handmade and unique items. This is a rain or shine event and runs from 10am-5pm. The ROC is the covered outdoor space on the west side of the St. Louis Park Rec Center.

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Community Storytelling Forum: Stories of Voting
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Community Storytelling Forum: Stories of Voting

Join Friends of the Arts and the Community Storytelling Forum for an evening of stories of voting. Hear what voting means to a 25-year resident who came to America as a refugee from a war-torn nation run by military dictators, a 17 year old looking forward to casting her first vote, and other St. Louis Park residents with compelling stories of voting.

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Author Reading, Rebecca Bender - Still
Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

Author Reading, Rebecca Bender - Still

  • St. Louis Park Rec Center, Gallery Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Still is a nonfiction biography/memoir written by longtime St. Louis Park residents Rebecca Bender and her father Kenneth Bender. It is a history of five generations, a family we meet first as they flee Odessa and last as they make their way as American Jews … and as Dakota farmers, as students and storekeepers, as soldiers and lawyers, and even as a teen in an international competition who stands face-to-face with Netanyahu. Still was published by North Dakota State University (NDSU) Press and recently was named the Winner of the 2019 Independent Press Award (Judaism category). Rebecca will read exerpts from her book and take questions. Books will be available for sale and Rebecca will be signing books following the event.

This event is presented by the St. Louis Park Historical Society, www.slphistory.org

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Community Storytelling Forum: When Leadership Was Needed
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Community Storytelling Forum: When Leadership Was Needed

City Councilwoman Rachel Harris will be the guest storyteller on August 8th at the St. Louis Park Library. This night's storytelling theme will be “When Leadership Was Needed." 

Rachel will tell leadership stories. She will tell about leadership positions she took to address issues in her neighborhood, at the Nature Center, on citizen commissions and at City Hall. After Rachel tells her stories, attendees will be encouraged to tell their stories about leadership or other topics of interest.

All Community Storytelling Forum sessions are held monthly on the second Thursday night from 6:30-7:45 pm at the St. Louis Park Library. There is no fee and no registration is required to attend these sessions. For information, contact Frank Freedman at 952.593.5541.


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Community Storytelling Forum: "Out of the Mouth of Babes..." with Todd Bagby
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Community Storytelling Forum: "Out of the Mouth of Babes..." with Todd Bagby

Todd Bagby is the guest storyteller. He’ll tell about helping a small Iowa town plan for their future. He took a unique storytelling approach to help them recognize what made their community great and what they would like done for it in the future. After he finishes his story, attendees will be encouraged to tell their stories about this or another topic.

This is a storytelling event, not an opportunity to complain or give opinions about current topics.

The St. Louis Park Community Storytelling Forum is a fiscally-sponsored project of Friends of the Arts and is made possible thanks to a grant from the St. Louis Park Arts & Culture Grant Program.

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Community Storytelling Forum: Life’s Eventful Moments with Gary Bingner
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Community Storytelling Forum: Life’s Eventful Moments with Gary Bingner

Lead storyteller and local artist Gary Bingner will share stories on the theme Life’s Eventful Moments. Everyone has a story—plenty of them—and capturing some of those eventful moments has become part of Gary’s life pursuit.

Attendees are invited to share their own stories about Life’s Eventful Moments after Gary.

All Community Storytelling Forum sessions are held monthly on the second Thursday night from 6:30-7:45 pm at the St. Louis Park Library. There is no fee and no registration is required to attend these sessions. For information, contact Frank Freedman at 952.593.5541.

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Music Moves Around the World
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Music Moves Around the World

The Park Theater Company: St. Louis Park’s Community Theater proudly presents Music Moves Around the World with the St. Louis Park Community Band, Steven G. Lyons Director/Composer, and Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell, International Master of Ceremonies, and Worldwide Musicians/Dancers in concert at the Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC) on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Over three years in the making, Music Moves Around the World is an exciting entertainment experience taking you on a musical world journey from the Grand Tetons of North America to the Islands of Tonga in Polynesia. Our own 65-member St. Louis Park Community Band and the compositions of its Director, Steve Lyons, traverse the globe with music. Roderick Phipps Kettlewell, Park Theater’s multicultural musicologist and renowned conductor, is our guide on this musical trip. Enjoy! Freewill offering supports our artists!

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Music Moves Around the World
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Music Moves Around the World

The Park Theater Company: St. Louis Park’s Community Theater proudly presents Music Moves Around the World with the St. Louis Park Community Band, Steven G. Lyons Director/Composer, and Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell, International Master of Ceremonies, and Worldwide Musicians/Dancers in concert at the Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC) on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Over three years in the making, Music Moves Around the World is an exciting entertainment experience taking you on a musical world journey from the Grand Tetons of North America to the Islands of Tonga in Polynesia. Our own 65-member St. Louis Park Community Band and the compositions of its Director, Steve Lyons, traverse the globe with music. Roderick Phipps Kettlewell, Park Theater’s multicultural musicologist and renowned conductor, is our guide on this musical trip. Enjoy! Freewill offering supports our artists!

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Voices Together: The St. Louis Park Unity Sing
May
20
6:30 PM18:30

Voices Together: The St. Louis Park Unity Sing

An interfaith, intergenerational cultural exchange and community sing with Wat Promwachirayan, Beth El Synagogue, Westwood Lutheran Church, and Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School. In addition to hearing from these communities about the role of music and singing in their culture and worship, all will have the opportunity to share in singing together from the Justice Choir Songbook. Thai appetizers will be served following the program. No singing experience required—just bring your voice and an open heart and mind.

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Children First Ice Cream Social
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Children First Ice Cream Social

Join us at the 26th Annual Children First Ice Cream Social presented by Citizens Independent Bank at the St. Louis Park Rec Center.  Enjoy FREE ice cream cones from Sebastian Joe’s, arts and crafts activities, dance performances and group dances, and exhibits by local organizations.

Dance Schedule:

2PM - United Artist Collaborative, featuring MN Fusion led by Sabrina Datt, Afrocontigbo Dancers led by Korma Aguh, and Cuban Dance by Chini Company led by Chini Yeniel Domenech

2:30PM - Park Spanish Immersion Baile Folklórico

3:30PM - Learn to dance at the MN Fusion Dance Workshop led by Sabrina Datt!

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Community Storytelling Forum: Workplace Stories with Sue Sanger (rescheduled from April)
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Community Storytelling Forum: Workplace Stories with Sue Sanger (rescheduled from April)

Due to a winter storm event cancellation last month, Sue Sanger will be the guest storyteller on May 9th at the St. Louis Park Library. The night’s theme will be “Workplace Stories.”

Sanger is a retired corporate attorney as well as a former St. Louis Park City Councilperson who has many experiences to draw upon for her stories.  After Sanger tells her workplace stories, attendees will be encouraged to tell theirs.   

Previously scheduled lead storyteller for this May event, Lisa Lounsbury, will be rescheduled. She is a pioneering art therapist who  created “Maggie,” an art bus that allows her to conduct art therapy sessions throughout Minnesota and surrounding regions.  

All Community Storytelling Forum sessions are held monthly on the second Thursday night from 6:30-7:45 pm at the St. Louis Park Library. There is no fee and no registration is required to attend these sessions. For information, contact Frank Freedman at 952.593.5541.

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Climate Justice! - SLP Nest Open Mic and Art Show
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Climate Justice! - SLP Nest Open Mic and Art Show

Join SLP Nest and the Park high school environmental club, Roots and Shoots, for an art show and open mic night!

The evening will showcase visual and performance art that tell a story or start a discussion about climate justice. Expect to see artwork that highlights personal experience and feelings about the environment and climate justice, artwork that shows what climate change really looks like, and other interpretations of the theme. This is an event where people can just hang out and have an easy discussion about what they can do to make a positive difference. 

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