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An oasis for artists

The Logan Park neighborhood is home to several former industrial buildings that have turned into creative spaces for artists, including the Q.Arma, Northrup King and Casket Arts buildings.

The neighborhood also features many Victorian houses and Logan Park, which is named after John A. Logan, a Civil War general and U.S. senator. It’s bisected by railroad tracks along Central Avenue with the residential area on the west side of the tracks and the industrial area on the east side.

The Logan Park Neighborhood Association meets the third Wednesday of the month at the Logan Park Community Center, 690 13th Ave. NE, to discuss neighborhood projects and organize community events, among other things.

The neighborhood recently hosted the 2016 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration on April 29. People for Parks donated 130 new trees for the park. People also had a chance to sign up for Brewing a Better Forest’s Adopt-A-Tree Program. Participants agree to water one of the park’s new trees over the summer in exchange for a token that can be used for a free coffee or beer at participating businesses. (For more information, go to brewingabetterforest.com)

The neighborhood is also home to many Art-A-Whirl locations — the country’s largest open studio tour set for May 20-22.

Neighborhood overview

Boundaries: The 150-acre neighborhood is bordered by 19th Avenue Northeast on the north, Central Avenue on the east, Broadway Avenue Northeast on the south and Washington Street Northeast on the west.

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How to get involved: The Logan Park Neighborhood Association meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Logan Park Community Center, 690 13th Ave. NE. For more information, go to loganparkneighborhood.org.

Demographics: The neighborhood is home to 2,139 residents, according to the most recent Census data cited by Minnesota Compass. The median household income in 2013 was $43,780.

Special attractions: Logan Park, a 10-acre park at 690 13th Ave. NE, has several amenities, including a baseball field, basketball court, picnic area, soccer field, skating rink, playground and tot/lot, among other things. The Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, is home to more than 190 artists. It is open the third Thursday of every month from 5–9 p.m. and a major destination during Art-A-Whirl. The building was originally built in 1917 for the Northrup King & Co. seed company.