FLOW Northside Arts Crawl


FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl 2021


FLOW Overview

  • FLOW is a self guided art crawl that has events over three days.  The more you promote to your networks, the better turnout to your event!

  • Have attendees pick up a FLOW Map/Guidebook at any event and learn about other events. 

  • Lots of FLOW pop-ups happen on Saturday July 31, but there are activations on July 30 and 29 as well.  Flownorthside.org will have all the details and updates.

  • Amplify the event by:

    • following and sharing on facebookinstagram and twitter 

    • Email the press release and flyer to supporters, friends and family/chosen family. 

    • Text flyers to your group chats and app groups. 

    • Invite your co workers and neighbors with paper flyers that we drop off Thursday

  • Self care is important: stay hydrated and feed yourself, don’t overdo the activities. Follow COVID safety guidelines, wash your hands frequently, and maintain socal distance at indoor/outdoor events. Masks are encouraged(required at some locations)

FLOW is a 3-day arts experience in North Minneapolis hosted by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC).  The 15th year of FLOW will be held July 29-30-31 and brings a renewed focus on the grassroots arts orgs and the spectrum of folks making art ‘Over North’


FLOW is a non-juried, self guided tour of studios, galleries, theaters, commercial and vacant spaces over a mile and a half of the West Broadway corridor and Satellite Locations off Broadway. From b-boys to ballet, graffiti to graphite, rap to rhapsody, fine artist to arts, practicing to professional, FLOW showcases the great art being made every day on the Northside. FLOW is a program of the West Broadway Coalition that showcases Northside artists of all ages and experiences at various locations around the community with an exciting weekend of indoor and outdoor activities.


FLOW will respond to the needs for health in a pandemic and safety in a revolution by supporting a diaspora of virtual and in-person pop-up artsy-type happenings over a three-day span at the end of July (July 29-30-31).  Outdoor and Indoor events will follow the health and safety guidelines established by the city and state of Minnesota: MINNESOTA STAY SAFE GUIDELINES: https://staysafe.mn.gov/

The community curators of FLOW are some of the Northside’s most creative artists and organizers, including Awa Mally, Tha Horny Housewife, Anthony Taylor, Kenna Cottman, Alicia Jameel, and more!

FLOW is partnering with and receiving support from some wonderful Northside groups to bring a diversity of options to our community including Tangible Collective, ROHO Collective, The Minneapolis School of New Music, and the Strong Roots Foundation to name a few!

Thursday (July 29) get in the FLOW by attending a virtual artist talk moderated by Northside Artist and Activist Yonci Jameson.  Register here: Artist Talk Registration

The West end of Broadway comes alive Friday (July 30) with the West Broadway Farmers Market at the Capri Plaza, pop-up parties and performances at Freedom Square, Wilson’s Image, NAZ and more!

Saturday (July 31) FLOW Favorites like JXTA, Les Jolies Petites, and North High Field return as locations of arts events and art-making. Enjoy a second day of the West Broadway Farmers Market with the addition of the Youth and Art Market produced in partnership with MN Black Box.


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For more information or to give feedback please contact Kenna at email flow@westbroadway.org.

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FLOW 2020 Lookbook on Scribd

In 2019 we celebrated the beauty and brilliance of our community with artistic expressions of COLLECTIVE JOY.

Stop animation film by: John Akre https://johnakre.com/