2020 LoLa Art Crawl Cancelled

Lola Art Crawl Cancelled for 2020 as Alternative
Formats Explored

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.


Thanks to our Sponsors

West River Dental

Providing professional dental care.
4103 E. Lake St. Minneapolis MN 55406

Forage Modern Workshop and Anderson Realty

Modern Lifestyle Goods
4023 East Lake Street
Minneapolis MN 55406


Community photography project
3262 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55406

292 Design Group

3533 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis MN 55406

Longfellow Business Association (LBA)

Midtown Farmers Market

A community-founded farmers market celebrating 15 years.

Laughing Waters Studio

Studio, Gallery, and Shop
3718 East Minnehaha Parkway
Minneapolis MN 55406

East Lake Liquor

3916 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis MN 55406

Castle Building and Remodeling

Eco-friendly Building Materials
4020 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55406

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center

4259 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis MN 55406

Nancy Pflug Keller Williams Realty

Whether you're selling, buying or both, you can count on me to be the real estate agent who always puts you first.

Hiway Federal Credit Union

5025 E. 54th Street
Minneapolis MN 55406

Groveland Barber Shop

2028 St Clair Ave
Minneapolis MN 55406

SolSta Records

We are proud to partner with aspiring and established artists and invite them to show off what they do best.
4022 E 46th St
Minneapolis MN 55406

Riverview Cafe

Coffee Shop with Sandwiches
3745 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55406

Mother Earth Gardens

Urban Garden Center
3738 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55406

Fireroast Café

Great Food & Coffee
3800 37th Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55406

The Fix Studio & Cafe

3725 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis MN 55406

Squirrel Haus Arts

Art Gallery & Performance Space
3450 Snelling Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55406

Longfellow Grill

Classic American fare including burgers & beer with patio & drink specials.
2990 West River Pkwy.
Minneapolis MN 55406

Peace Coffee

3262 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis MN 55406


New neighborhood coffee shop featuring art by local artists year round. Visit your newest Longfellow neighborhood coffee shop on Facebook.
3822 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis MN 55406

Vine Arts Center

2637 27th Ave S.
Minneapolis MN 55406

Urban Forage Winery & Cider House

3016 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis MN 55406

Lake Street Council

Serving Lake Street Business

Radio K

U of MN Radio Station

Go-Go Grocery-Kowalskis


Twin Cities Closets

Custom Closets & Cabinets
2634 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55406