Neighbors invited to Northeast gateway celebration
Northeast Minneapolis neighbors are invited to celebrate the start of reconstruction of the Northeast gateway on the bridge at Central Avenue and Broadway Street NE, Friday, May 18, 2007 at 2 p.m. There will be a reception at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second St. NE, at 2:30 p.m.
Artist Susan Fiene created the gateway art in 1993. This gateway incorporates motifs from 25 ethnic groups meant to serve as symbols of pride and identity, and preserve the ethnic heritage of Northeast residents. The gateway was developed in collaboration with a consortium of five Northeast neighborhoods. The renovation will include a new steel railing, signage and recreated motifs.
Since 1992, Minneapolis residents have had the opportunity to sponsor public art in their neighborhoods through the Neighborhood Gateways Program. The City of Minneapolis Arts Commission sponsors the gateways program through its Art in Public Places Program. Today Minneapolis has 16 neighborhood gateways. Neighborhood organizations, local businesses and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board worked in partnership with the Art in Public Places Program to develop these neighborhood gateways.
Published May. 17, 2007