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As a child, Saymoukda Vongsay wrote herself into stories of Little House on the Prairie, Sweet Valley High and The Babysitters Club, as a side character. In middle and high school, she was a known … more
Community members smiled as they tasted different dishes and snacks from local businesses of the Little Mekong cultural district on University Avenue on Sunday, July 2, 2023. The event was artist … more
Saw this old dude jump off his bike to grab a photo of a cool old vintage car driving around Lake Harriet. (Illustration by WACSO) more
Kao Lee Thao and Ash Kubesh spent 66 hours over 10 days painting two new murals that represent Thao’s Hmong heritage at Boom Island Park. The artwork is part of the Minneapolis Parks and … more
Patio season. Book Club. because it’s winter near 6 months a year, we hit patio season hard and enjoy it more than just about anyone else I imagine. (Illustration by WACSO) more
Acclaimed artist and composer Billy McLaughin’s first band at Washburn High School (WHS) in south Minneapolis, an 11-piece group – counting the roadies -- called Paradox, with a gifted … more
Anita White, age 70, “draws in the moment.” Anywhere, any time, the artist has blank sheets of paper, a pencil and sometimes even watercolor paint ready to capture the moments of daily … more
By Evan Vezmar   ArtAble has had its fair share of changes during the pandemic.  Founded in 2007 and running as a nonprofit since 2010, this organization functions as an art … more
Sonny’s ice cream should absolutely be on every list of best patios in the city… and they serve wine. (Illustration by WACSO) more
So, I’m not an album reviewer. (As some of you know, I’m not really a reporter either, I just kind of... talk). When I heard that Kingfield resident Scott Zosel had another album coming … more
Tell me a little about who Amy Sabatier of Amy Sabatier Designs is… Let’s start with where you are from… Excelsio, Minn. Tell us about your career as jewelry designer… … more
Simone Hall, aka Athena, had the crowd in an uproar. The audience surrounded her, cheering louder than the music Dj Al Metro was playing from the overhead speakers. The 20-year-old had just won both … more
Bobby Rogers graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) nine years ago. This summer, he’s part of the exhibit, “Grow As We Are” featuring photographs of the … more
Black-owned pop-up businesses and organizations lined the block of Minnehaha starting from Arbeiter Brewing up to The Hook and Ladder during the free 2023 Soul of the Southside festival on Monday, … more
The ice cream truck is the perfect timeless sign of summer. (Although maybe kids today have an app that tells them the exact location of the ice cream truck?) (Illustration by WACSO) more
What is more lovely and fun than live vocals and guitars and horns and EVERYTHING on a mildly muggy Minnesota evening at Lake Harriet? Oh, my. If you were there – wasn’t that fun? And if … more
I love meeting new talented people who care about others and are also woman-owned small businesses. Over the years, I’ve learned to see that “art” comes in many forms. Skin therapy … more
“When I heard about this event, I was so excited because I grew up in this area of Minneapolis… and I wanted to contribute in some kind of way,” said J. Darnell Johnson, author of … more
ART DROPS THROUGHOUT SUMMER The next art drop hosted by Lake Street Council is on Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m. in Uptown. Get photo hints to help find the art in its stories on on Instagram or Facebook … more
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