Hennepin Theatre Trust announces 2015 Made Here artists

Made Here, a project transforming vacant downtown storefronts into makeshift art galleries, is set to return this year with 30 storefront “showcases.” 

Now in its fourth round, Made Here seeks to activate the downtown Minneapolis Cultural District with local art. The 2015 series, with the theme of “intersections,” will be unveiled at a free, public launch on Wednesday, June 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The project from the Hennepin Theatre Trust has expanded this year with a “fence wrap” of graphic art of a construction site at Hennepin and 4th Street. The Third Bird will also host a pop-up gallery. 

The project will encompass 16 blocks of downtown and will run in tandem with two new pop-up parks, dubbed parklots, this summer. Made Here is the largest storefront window initiative in the country. 

The Hennepin Theatre Trust announced the Made Here artists Thursday.


Intersections: Made Here artists and organizations, listed in walking order from west to east:


A.   1612 Harmon Place (The Third Bird restaurant)

Made Here Pop-Up gallery


B.   Peavey Plaza

Parklot Pop-Up Park presented by Bank of America


C. 901 Hennepin Ave. (Marin Restaurant and Bar Courtyard)

Catherine Pringle


Site 1: 930 Hennepin Ave.

100: Kevin Beaudin

101: Christopher Selleck

102: Steven Lang

103: Terry Barczak

104: Brad Stauffer

105: Jes Shimek

106: Dunwoody College of Technology


Site 2: 811 LaSalle (Highland Bank Court)

107: PRIDE Art Show, Best of Show

108: Bailey Cahlander, Maggie Thompson

109: Susan Armington, Marie Simcox, Teja Willis, Niko Kubota, Nhia Vang and artists from House of Peace Women’s Shelter

110: Megan Patry

111: UMD


Site 3: 730 Hennepin Ave. (City Place Lofts)

112: Hannah Quinn Rivenburgh

113: Gregory Rose and Harrison Neighborhood Association

114: Denetrick Powers 

115: Meena Mangalvedhekar and Asian Media Access Youth Program

116: Teresa Hitchens Olson and Great River Montessori

117: Rebecca Bullen and Perpich Center for Arts Education

118: Roseville Firebears Robotics and Roseville Area High School

119: Erin Lavelle


Site 4: 705 Hennepin Ave. (Witt Market Building)

120: Alan Palazzolo and Juxtaposition Arts

121: Tom Siler

122: Keith Holmes


Site 5: 701 Hennepin Ave. (former Chevy’s, Second Floor)

123: Mary Jane Mansfield


Site 6: 615 Hennepin Ave. (City Center)

124: Christi Furnas

125: Erik Pearson, Made Here Artist-in-Residence


D:  80 South 8th St. (IDS Center)

Parklot – Pop-Up Park presented by Bank of America


Site 7: 520 Nicollet Ave. (Renaissance Square)

126: Andersen Windows

127: Maren Ward and the zAmya Theatre Troupe

128: Chrys Carroll and Katrina Knutson

129: Gail Katz James


E:  Hennepin and 4th Street (Mortenson fence wrap)

Bishop/Iverson and Brian Matthew Hart


Site 8: 319 North 1st Ave. (The Burd Building)

130: Rebecca Lawrence, Jie Wronsky-Riley, Adja Gildersleve, Garrett Hoffman


Site 9: 600 Hennepin Ave. (Mayo Clinic Square, Made Here Gallery)

131: Sean Smuda

132: Carolina Borja

133: Timothy Buehl

134: Tara Costello

135: Loretta Babeau

136: Keren Kroul