Interact presents Uniquinox street festival Saturday

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September 12, 2011 // UPDATED 10:05 am - September 23, 2011
By: Mike Munzenrider
Mike Munzenrider

Music and art will spill into the streets of the Warehouse District Saturday, Sept. 24, with Interact art center’s celebration of the fall equinox, Uniquinox, A Street Festival of the Imagination.

Headlining Interact’s first festival are DJ LastWord and Desdamona, the latter an award winning hip hop and spoken word artist. Following the music, a parade of oddities and giant puppets made by Interact will take to the street. Beyond the puppets there will be sideshows and artistic endeavors, such as face painting and a community mural.

After the festival, Interact will host the opening of a new gallery show called Mike Kramer: A Retrospective, which runs through Nov. 18. Kramer has been with the studio since 1998 and was awarded VSA Minnesota’s “Emerging Artist” award in 2001.

Interact opened in 1996 in order to change notions about disabilities and their relationship to the arts.

The street festival is from 1 p.m.–4 p.m. on 3rd Avenue between Washington Avenue and 2nd Street, and the gallery opening is from 3 p.m.–5 p.m. at Interact Studio, 212 3rd Ave. N., Suite 140.