Experience Local Pop Ups

In the summer of 2023, Longfellow Business Association with funding from the City of Minneapolis Business District Support Grant, organized a series of pop ups at various Longfellow businesses. Through experiences and services, LBA promoted some of our great neighborhood businesses. 

Curiosity studio & Arbeiter Brewing:  What Helps You grow? 

Curiosity Studio led a screenprinting workshop reflecting on the question “What makes you grow?” during a pop-up at Arbeiter Brewing.  A collaboration of two local businesses, this event brought over 50 neighbors together. 

Curiosity Studio is a community art studio in Minneapolis. Their mission is to help people get to know themselves and others through art making. 

Arbeiter Brewing Company is a brewery and taproom crafting highly approachable beers from a wide range of beer styles. 


Dripping root & Meg Erke: no stress watercolor 

This relaxed art experience was designed and led by artist Meg Erke at the Dripping Root to nurture self-expression, exploration and curiosity for those of all artistic levels and talents. 

The Dripping Root is a juice bar on 40th & Minnehaha Ave bursting with positive energy aimed to create an open, intriguing & inviting atmosphere, with the goal of breaking the lines between health, wellness & culture. 

Meg Erke is a 2D mixed-media artist and instructor. She is author and illustrator of Minnealphabet: An Outdoorsy Homage to Minneapolis and the illustrator of “Outdoorsy: A Coloring Book Celebrating Our Connection to the Natural World”.

Mother Earth Gardens & El Norteño: Succulents 101: Houseplant Care

The team at Mother Earth Gardens led a hands on workshop about potting and caring for succulent plants including what kind of light is best, soil and watering on the beautiful patio of El Norteño. 

Mother Earth Gardens is a garden center that specializes in organic gardening, sustainably grown plants, and eco-friendly products for every season. They have an ever-evolving variety of houseplants, succulents and creatively imagined containers to plant them in.

El Norteño Authentic Mexican Restaurant brings the traditional flavors of Mexican cooking of Chihuahua, Mexico, to the Longfellow community. Most of their food is sourced from local and fresh ingredients. 

Portraits from 6ft

Portraits from 6ft was a project of photographer Carina Lofgren that captures Minnesotans’ everyday lives amid the Covid-19 crisis. During this time of uncertainty and social distance, this project brings people together by sharing unique stories from our community. The LBA and our partner organization Redesign worked with Carina in 2020 and 2021 to document Longfellow businesses impacted by the pandemic.