2020 LoLa Art Crawl Cancelled
Lola Art Crawl Cancelled for 2020 as Alternative
Uncertainties and safety concerns around COVID-19 inform tough decision
On Tuesday, April 14, the steering committee for the League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) notified artists and supporters that they are cancelling what would have been the 12th annual LoLa Art Crawl originally scheduled for Sept. 19–20, 2020.
Given the high likelihood of a fall resurgence, or simply a continuation, of COVID-19 infections, they felt that it would be risky and impractical to invest time and money in preparing for the crawl as usual. Instead, they will be exploring other ways to share the creative output of LoLa artists with the community. For more information, read this recent Longfellow Nokomis Messenger article.
Thank you for making the 2019 LoLa Art Crawl a Success!
Our third weekend in September came and went so quickly. You all made the experience another rich one and for that your steering committee thanks you. We will keep copy of our 2019 Map to Artist and Sponsor Location online so we can look at who was where, with whom, and what the weekend allowed us to do in all these diverse locations.
You Imagined your Crawl – As big or little an adventure as you wanted – and we hope you found it
Stay tuned to this site’s News page, as well as accompanying Facebook page for more information about possible paths through strange and familiar Neighborhood territory between now and next September.
* The greater Longfellow neighborhood is defined as: east of Hiawatha Avenue to the Mississippi River and south of the Greenway to Minnehaha Parkway. (Please note: Any previous LoLa artist may participate even if you no longer live or work in the neighborhood. If you were an artist in the Crawl from 2014 to 2016, at a site outside of these current boundaries, you may express your preference to locate at that site again in 2019.) If you have questions about eligibility, please contact us.
The Biggest Little Neighborhood Art Crawl in Minneapolis
The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) welcomes thousands of you to the LoLa Art Crawl, an annual event in the Greater Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis since 2009. At local studios, businesses and artists’ homes or yards, LoLa exhibits a huge variety of artwork featuring 110+ Artists at 56 Sites! We are delighted by this year’s registered Artists and incredibly supportive Sponsors. WE hope these two days surprise and delight you wherever you go and however you savor our Longfellow neighborhood.
For questions about anything else LoLa related, contact LongfellowArtists@gmail.com.