• The Same, But Different: ARTCRANK Returns to Minneapolis for First Pop-Up Show Since 2018

    by / September 12, 2021 /

    How do you plan a bike poster show during a pandemic? The short answer is that you do the best you can to be ready for anything, and you make peace with changing your plans. A lot.

    More than 18 months after its original scheduled date, ARTCRANK Minneapolis will take place on Saturday, September 25 at Fulton Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis. The traditionally annual show of bike-inspired poster art will make its first local appearance since 2018 as part of a day chock full of happening[Read More]

  • Griffin Archer Is Making A Splash

    by / August 25, 2021 /

    It’s the advertising jingle you know you know. In fact, you can probably sing the words. You might even call it an “earworm,” since you can’t get it out of your head.

    Having been in business for 76 years, Eagan, Minn.-based Factory Motor Parts (FMP) knows the power of a jingle, which were once among the most common types of advertising.

    In fact, the recognizable, long-running musical ditty that accompanied its SPLASH brand of windshield washer fluid was heard on radi[Read More]

  • Billboards Call for Racial Equality

    by / June 30, 2021 /

    These are not your average billboards hawking cell phone service. Instead, the 30 new billboards across the Twin Cities feature thought-provoking art by two local Black artists/activists. Made possible by a grant from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, the billboards aim to bring art to our streets and highways while promoting the call for racial justice. One artistic design on 30 boards.

    Who are the artists and what does their artwork convey?

    The arti[Read More]

  • Posters for Parks 2021: Call for Artists is Open

    by / June 14, 2021 /

    Posters for Parks is an annual show featuring limited-edition posters inspired by Minneapolis Parks. The event is a joint venture of LoveMplsParks and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation to benefit our award-winning park system.

    The call for artists, designers, and illustrators for the 6th annual poster show is now open.

    If you’re interested in participating, just apply by Wednesday, June 23. All they need[Read More]

  • Posters for Parks: Call for Artists

    by / May 12, 2021 /

    Posters for Parks is once again recruiting artists, designers, and illustrators for its 6th annual poster show – a joint effort of LoveMplsParks and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation to benefit an award-winning park system.

    If you're interested in participating, just complete the Call for Artists form by Wednesday, June 23. All they need from you is your name, email, and links to three examples of your best work. 
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  • Tickets for AdFed’s The Show Now on Sale

    by / February 18, 2021 /

    A new virtual spin on the classic event mixes virtual and physical elements for an event like never before.

    AdFed’s The Show is back for 2021 in a whole new format – an immersive virtual experience. It's THE SHOW 2021: because nothing on earth can quench the creative need for praise. This award ceremony has celebrated Minnesota’s advertising community’s achievements in creativity for almost a century. [Read More]

  • How Will You Celebrate National Poop Day Feb. 8?

    by / January 26, 2021 /

    Local friends launch ‘Cacamamie’— the sh*t game for a sh*t year — just in time

    How do you find joy and have fun when the sh*t’s hitting the fan everywhere you look? You have a laugh! A new card game — Cacamamie: The #2 Game in America — created by two Twin Cities friends and entrepreneurs, launches in Twin Cities retailers including Mischief Toy, Games by James and Down in the Valley, and [Read More]