2022 Schedule of Events

 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

  • Nicollet Chalk Art Festival  |  10a – 6p
  • 3D Chalk Art Installation at IDS Center  |  10a – 6p
  • Live Spray Painting on Nicollet  |  10a – 6p
  • Nicollet Makers Market Festival Edition | 10a - 6p
  • Street Eats (food trucks and more) on Nicollet  |  10a – 6p
  • Pedal to the Metal | 10a - 6p
  • Heart and Soul Drum Academy | 11a & 1p
  • La Luchadora | 11a - 5p
  • Mobile Sign Shop | 11:30a - 3:30p
  • Street Show performances on Nicollet  |  12p & 2p
  • Guided Downtown Mural Tour | 12p & 3p
  • Downtown Mpls Street Art Festival concert with headliner Bad Bad Hats and opener Kokou Kah | 3:30p - 6p

Sunday, August 14, 2022

  • Nicollet Chalk Art Festival  |  10a – 6p
  • 3D Chalk Art Installation at IDS Center  |  10a – 6p
  • Live Spray Painting on Nicollet  |  10a – 6p
  • Street Eats (food trucks and more) on Nicollet  |  10a –  6p
  • Nicollet Makers Market Street Art Festival Edition  |  10a – 6p
  • Petal to the Metal | 10a - 6p
  • Mobile Sign Shop | 11:30a - 3:30p
  • La Luchadora | 11a - 5p
  • Street Show performances on Nicollet  |  11a, 12:30p, 3:30p, 4:30p
  • Guided Downtown Mural Tours | 12p & 3p
  • zAmya Theater Project "Second Chances" encore | 2 - 3p

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Nicollet Chalk Art Festival  |  10a – 6p
The centerpiece of the Downtown Street Art Festival is a two-block-long series of chalk installations by 18 local and national artists, our largest lineup of artists ever. Watch the artists as they transform the sidewalks of Nicollet between 6thand 8thstreets from 10 am –6 pm with their unique artistic vision in vibrant tempera. While enjoying the art, make sure to channel your inner artist and contribute to our community chalk mandala.

3D Chalk Art Installation at IDS Center  |  10a – 6p
Watch world-renowned local chalk artist Shawn McCann as he creates a special 3D chalk installation in the IDS Center outdoor plaza. McCann uses advanced techniques and anamorphic perspective to produce an illusion of depth and perspective for your perfect festival Instagram moment.

Live Spray Painting on Nicollet  |  10a – 6p
The excitement of live mural painting continues as our largest lineup of local and national artists showcase their unique sense of color, style and technique on Nicollet.

Street Eats (food trucks and more) on Nicollet  |  10 - 6p
Enjoy street games, lunch from Street Eats vendor Bougie Waffle, or a snack from a selection of local food trucks and street vendors #OnNicollet between 6thand 8thstreets.

Nicollet Makers Market Street Art Festival Edition | 10a - 6p

Catch a special weekend appearance of the Nicollet Makers Market, our weekly downtown craft and art market that
features locally made and designed goods. More than 15 artists and makers will bring their unique wares to the street, including live screen printing.

Street Show performances on Nicollet  |  12p & 2p
Enjoy live performances from our Street Show favorites on the big festival stage. Produced by the DID and curated by the Warming House, Street Show has brought more than 2,000 hours of paid street performance from local musicians, artists, dancers, painters and others to the sidewalks of downtown Minneapolis since 2018. For the season schedule, click here.

Pedal to the Metal | 10a - 6p

Tap into your inner street artist and contribute to a community carving and metal pour by Pedal to the Metal.

Heart and Soul Drum and Dance Academy | 11a & 1p

Take in a performance by talented youth from Heart & Soul Drum Academy. This Rondo community-based organization helps kids 3-17 develop focus, discipline and teamwork skills while celebrating African culture through teaching drumming and dance.

La Luchadora | 11a - 5p

Tap into your inner street artist and screen print your own limited edition DMSAF poster with La Luchadora.

Mobile Sign Shop | 11:30a - 3:30p

Tap into your inner street artist and design and take home a custom sign with the Mobile Sign Shop.

Street Art Festival In-person and Virtual Tours | 12p & 3p

Staff from Hennepin Theatre Trust will be offering tours throughout the festival highlighting the many amazing downtown murals, including the new Prince mural, as well as the latest installation of the It’s the People exhibition.

Downtown Mpls Street Art Festival Concert with headliner Bad Bad Hats and opener Kokou Kah | 3:30p - 6p

Following a full day of street art on Saturday, August 13, headliner Bad Bad Hats and opener Kokou Kah will be taking the stage #OnNicollet at 7th street for a free concert. Self-described as a true fusion Liberian American artist, Kokou Kah will get you ready to groove during his opening set at 3:30 pm. Following Kokou Kah’s performance, indie rock trio, and Minneapolis natives, Bad Bad Hats will be taking to the stage for a fun and upbeat-filled close out to the first day of the Downtown Street Art Festival.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Nicollet Chalk Art Festival  |  10a – 6p
The centerpiece of the Downtown Street Art Festival is a two-block-long series of chalk installations by 18 local and national artists, our largest lineup of artists ever. Watch the artists as they transform the sidewalks of Nicollet between 6thand 8thstreets from 10 am –6 pm with their unique artistic vision in vibrant tempera. While enjoying the art, make sure to channel your inner artist and contribute to our community chalk mandala.

3D Chalk Art Installation at IDS Center  |  10a – 6p
Watch world-renowned local chalk artist Shawn McCann as he creates a special 3D chalk installation in the IDS Center outdoor plaza. McCann uses advanced techniques and anamorphic perspective to produce an illusion of depth and perspective for your perfect festival Instagram moment.

Live Spray Painting on Nicollet  |  10a – 6p
The excitement of live mural painting continues as our largest lineup of local and national artists showcase their unique sense of color, style and technique on Nicollet.

Street Eats (food trucks and more) on Nicollet  |  10a – 6p
Enjoy street games, lunch from Street Eats vendor Bougie Waffle, or a snack from a selection of local food trucks and street vendors #OnNicollet between 6thand 8thstreets.

Nicollet Makers Market Street Art Festival Edition  |  10a – 6p
Catch a special weekend appearance of the Nicollet Makers Market, our weekly downtown craft and art market that
features locally made and designed goods. More than 15 artists and makers will bring their unique wares to the street, including live screen printing.

Street Show performances on Nicollet  |  11a, 12:30p, 3:30p, and 4:30p
Enjoy live performances from our Street Show favorites on the big festival stage. Produced by the DID and curated by the Warming House, Street Show has brought more than 2,000 hours of paid street performance from local musicians, artists, dancers, painters and others to the sidewalks of downtown Minneapolis since 2018. For the season schedule, click here.

Pedal to the Metal | 10a - 6p

Tap into your inner street artist and contribute to a community carving and metal pour by Pedal to the Metal.

Mobile Sign Shop | 11:30a - 3:30p

Tap into your inner street artist and design and take home a custom sign with the Mobile Sign Shop.

La Luchadora | 11a - 5p

Tap into your inner street artist and screen print your own limited edition DMSAF poster with La Luchadora.

Street Art Festival In-person and Virtual Tours | 12p & 3p

Staff from Hennepin Theatre Trust will be offering tours throughout the festival highlighting the many amazing downtown murals, including the new Prince mural, as well as the latest installation of the It’s the People exhibition.

zAmya Theater Project "Second Chances" encore | 2 - 3p

This community-based theater brings unique perspective to the street with a reboot of their successful “Second Chances” live performance on Nicollet between 6thand 7thstreets that builds understanding and connection to those both with and without experience in homelessness.

Street Art Festival Virtual Tour

Staff from Hennepin Theatre Trust will be offering tours throughout the festival highlighting the many amazing downtown murals, including the new Prince mural, as well as the latest installation of the It’s the People exhibition. Throughout the festival, you will see QR codes with scannable links to the Downtown Street Art Festival online tour with more information (in both English and Spanish) on the participating visual artists and artworks. While the festival is best experienced in person, this platform provides another opportunity for people to experience the festival from their living rooms. The link to the virtual tour will be available during the festival on the festival website at mplsstreetartfest.com.

About the Festival

The Downtown Street Art Festival is organized by the Mpls Downtown Improvement District and Hennepin Theatre Trust with support from our hospitality partner AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown. IDS Center (Accesso Services) and Bell Bank are site sponsors.

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