The LoLa Art Crawl Showcases Local Art and Artists In September
The LoLa Art Crawl is a friendly neighborhood art tour among the bungalows, gardens, and small indie businesses of the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. LoLa artists and makers show and sell their work at homes and businesses throughout the neighborhood, with many sites hosting two or more artists together. All sites, both indoors and outside, are open to the public at no cost to visitors.
It takes place on the third full weekend in September in years when there’s not a global pandemic. A directory and map is available on this website and in print at businesses and other spots throughout the neighborhood in the weeks leading up to the crawl.
Participating artists live and/or work in Longfellow, are past LoLa participants, or are guests of neighborhood artists. If you are an artist who lives or works in the Longfellow neighborhood and would like to be notified when registration opens for the next art crawl, please email LongfellowArtists@gmail.com.
2021 LoLa Artist’s Weekend!
In 2021, LoLa would like to promote a LoLa Artist’s weekend during the time the crawl has traditionally taken place. Although we don’t believe doing a full-blown crawl is possible this year, we still want to recognize Longfellow Artists and bring the community together as safely as possible after a very challenging 16 plus months. This year, that will be Sept. 18–19. Registration will be available soon and open until July 15. Here is a link to the 2021 LoLa Artist’s Weekend Registration Form
Why an Artist’s Weekend vs. a Crawl?
Quite simply, it’s resources. Many of our neighborhood businesses were heavily impacted by COVID and the Civil Unrest after the killing of George Floyd. We are foregoing any sponsorship requests this year because of this. With a limited budget, limited time, and an uncertain fall, we would like to scale things back and let you, the artists take the reins on site location and promotion this year. LoLa will be doing some promotion and local advertising, depending on how many people register and how much money is then available for that. We’ll certainly have an online directory and map at the very least.