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Monday July 22nd 2024

July ’24 Events

Learn mosaic techniques and work in community Monday evenings at Semilla Center’s Mosaic Mondays. Photo: SEMILLA CENTER FOR ART AND HEALING

Mosaic Mondays
Mondays, 6 – 8 PM
Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts
2742 15th Avenue S

We are bringing mosaics back to Semilla! We will host Mosaic Mondays and Open Studio every Monday from 6-8pm. We’ll teach Mosaic techniques, and folks are also welcome to bring their own art projects too. Let’s hang out in the Semilla studio and work together in community!
¡Los mosaicos han vuelto a Semilla! Tendremos Lunes de Mosaíco y Estudio Abierto todos los lunes de 6 a 8 pm. Enseñaremos técnicas de mosaico o puedes traer tus propios proyectos de arte. ¡Pasemos un rato en el estudio de Semilla y trabajemos juntos en comunidad!

Youthline 3rd of July BBQ
Wednesday, July 3
3 – 5:30 PM
Peavey Park
730 E 22nd Street

Youth through age 17, get ready for a 3rd of July BBQ celebration! Join us for tasty treats, summer vibes and exciting games. We’ll celebrate Independence Day together with good food that we cook ourselves while we create unforgettable fun.

Four Sisters Farmers Market
11 AM – 3 PM
1414 E Franklin Avenue

Enjoy local food, handcrafts, and community at the Four Sisters Farmers Market every Thursday through October 31st! Four Sisters is an Indigenous-focused farmers market that strives to celebrate Indigenous pride, health, and well-being. We welcome and accept SNAP/EBT benefits, Market Bucks, Gus Produce Market Bucks, cash, and cards. In partnership with Hunger Solutions, Four Sisters can match up to $10 of SNAP/EBT benefits. Visit our facebook page to learn about weekly programming as the season progresses or visit
NOTE – There will be no Market on July 4

NACDI Open House
Thursday, July 11
11:30 AM – 2 PM
1414 E. Franklin Avenue

The American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC), Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), and Pow Wow Grounds invite you to our 2024 Open House, where you can meet our staff and community, share lunch with us from Pow Wow Grounds (until it’s gone), and listen to live music! There will also be a giveaway, art activities and more. All are welcome to this free public event.

Summer Singers
Sunday July 21
2 – 4 PM
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Free – registration required

Come see The Summer Singers perform a brand new cappella program inspired by Nordic and Indigenous celebrations of the summer solstice! The Summer Singers brings free vocal music to communities all around the Twin Cities for one month only every year. Register at

Theater In The Park: Shrek Jr.!
Wednesday July 24
5 – 6 PM
East Phillips Park
2307 17th Avenue S

Kids ages 5-12 and their families, bring a blanket and enjoy a family-friendly live outdoor performance of Shrek Jr! The entertaining performance will be free and open the public.

Manny’s Tortas 25th
Saturday, July 27
12 – 4 PM
Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake Street

Join Manny’s Tortas and MGM to celebrate 25 years for one of Minnesota’s favorite sandwich shops. The celebration will include mariachi performances, folk dancing, food, activities, games, and more!

Radiant Waves Lantern
Saturday, July 27
7 – 10 PM
Midtown Greenway

Join Semilla Center for a radiant evening of community and light honoring water with lanterns! All ages are welcome. Bike or walk with us carrying lanterns along the Greenway to the Sabo Bridge. We will meet on the Midtown Greenway between 10th Ave and 11th Ave (Venture Bikes’ Location) and will return to this location at the end for free food and socializing.
Únase al Centro Semilla para una noche radiante de comunidad y luz. ¡Trae todas las linternas que hayas hecho! Todas las edades son bienvenidas. Anda en bicicleta o camina con nosotros llevando linternas de arte por la Greenway hasta el puente Sabo. Nos reuniremos en Midtown Greenway entre las 10th Ave y 11th Ave (¡ubicación de Venture Bikes) a las 7; regresando a este lugar al final para compartir comida gratis y socializar.

Democracy Center
Through July 28
Norway House
913 East Franklin Ave

Democracy Center is an exhibit designed to engage both adults and children in basic concepts of civic engagement and constitutional democracy through displays and activities, as well as a look at the history of the 1814 Norwegian Constitution, which was largely inspired by the U.S. Constitution. For additional information and an online component of the exhibit, go to

Architecture and Migration

Through August 4

Soomaal House of Art

2200 Minnehaha Avenue

Architecture and Migration explores Somali architecture in the context of contemporary Somalia, its history, and the Somali diaspora. Exhibit hours: Saturday and Sunday 1 – 5pm.

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