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Mercado Central Tour

August 16, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mercado Central
1515 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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Tour the New Mercado Central Murals and meet the artist!

Join us for a special members-only ULI tour and happy hour featuring Pablo Kalaka, the talented Chilean-Venezuelan artist selected by the Mercado Cooperative and Lake Street Council to paint the mural for the Mercado Central Façade Improvement in South Minneapolis. Hear Pablo’s inspirational story behind the mural titled “Todos Vuelven” (All Return), a vibrant piece that explores the collective soul of Latino culture and captures the essence of the local Minneapolis immigrant community.

GoodSpace Murals and Lake Street Council will be present to address the importance of community-based public art and Community Cultural Development.  We will tour the Mercado Central, a thriving marketplace of 35 businesses. The Mercado offers a wide variety of everyday and artisan articles for purchase, delicious dishes, and fresh ingredients for your meals; this small business micro-incubator offers a great lineup of services.

Click here to watch a short interview with artist Pablo Kalaka about his Mercado Central murals!

Tour Sponsors: Shaw-Lundquist Associates Inc and RoehrSchmitt Architecture LLC

Project Sponsors: The McKnight Foundation and the City of Minneapolis Great Streets Program

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