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North Minneapolis community members are changing the perception of their often maligned neighborhood by telling their their own stories at FLOW Northside Arts Crawl, a community-based, non-juried arts show. The late July event runs for three days and was founded in 2006 by Dudley Voigt.
“One thing I love about FLOW is it’s an opportunity to really foster healthy community. So there are people from the Northside who are part of FLOW, lots of people come from outside the community. And it’s really about changing the narrative about North Minneapolis,” says DeVon Nolen, Market Manager for the West Broadway Farmers Market, a project of the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition.
North Minneapolis is often the topic of conversation in news media. For example, during the last legislative session, Rep. Newberger was booed for saying, “Boy, wouldn’t that be convenient, to have that rail line going from the prison to North Minneapolis,” in regards to the proposed North Line.
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