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Go your own way on LoLa Art Crawl, Sept. 21 & 22

Posted on 17 September 2019 by Tesha Christensen

Here comes LoLa! Sept. 21–22, 10 a.m.–5p.m. both days. The LoLa Art Crawl is a friendly neighborhood art tour among the bungalows, gardens, and small indie businesses of the Longfellow neighborhood.
A total of 116 artists and makers will be showing and selling their work at homes and businesses throughout Greater Longfellow, with most of the 56 sites hosting two or more artists together. Participating artists live and/or work in Longfellow, or are guests of these neighborhood artists.
Longfellow is an easy neighborhood to navigate, with lots of transit options, bike lanes and quiet side streets, and plenty of free curbside parking. It’s tucked into Minneapolis’s southeast corner, bordered by the Midtown Greenway on the north, Minnehaha Falls to the south, Hiawatha Ave. on the west, and Mississippi River to the east.
While the ambitious art lover could visit all 56 sites over the two days, touring by bike or by car, those who prefer a more leisurely experience or who need to plan around transit will find helpful information and a map in the directory, to design their personal mini crawl. Directories are available after Labor Day at neighborhood businesses and on the website,, and at participating sites during the event. Don’t worry if you don’t have a map at the start of the day, just look for the bright yellow LoLa signs to find a site, start your tour, and get a directory.
You could also start your crawl by first visiting one of Longfellow’s many cafés (some of which will be hosting artists), pick up a directory there, and enjoy some food and drink while you make your plans.
The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa), formed in 2009 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 2017, is a volunteer-run organization of artists who live or work in Longfellow. Its mission is to partner with neighborhood arts organizations, nonprofits, small businesses, and residents to design and host a variety of events and activities that support Longfellow artists at any stage in their creative lives, and invite and encourage community participation in the arts. Find out more at