Permanent exhibit of photos from Lake Street USA on display downtown

A permanent exhibit of 60 photographs from Wing Young Huies Lake Street USA project, a monumental public art effort, is now on display at the City of Minneapolis Public Service Center, 250 South 4th Street. The exhibit, sponsored by Art in Public Places, City of Minneapolis, and the Minneapolis Arts Commission, is open during the Center’s operation hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

A public event to mark the opening and the generous donation of photos by The Harrington Company will be held Monday, June 13, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served by a variety of Lake Street establishments including Grass Roots Gourmet, Salt Tart, Gandhi Mahal, Manny’s Tortas and Barbette. Huie will be conducting informal tours of the exhibit.

More on the Exhibit and the Photographer

Huie’s vision of the local community made a lasting imprint on how people think about the Lake Street community and on how artists think about creating public works. Today the photographs offer a viewpoint of an area within the city that has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. The photos were donated to the City by The Harrington Company in 2009.

The 60 images on display are also available for sale in a variety of sizes. Huie has generously agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of the photographs to the renovation of the Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery on Lake Street.

Huie is highly regarded internationally and known locally for similar projects in Saint Paul’s Frogtown and along University Avenue. His work has been exhibited at a number of local galleries and museums including the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Published Jun. 8, 2011