Lake Calhoun to host Uptown Up Close art event


The fifth-annual Uptown Up Close art event is coming to the Lake Calhoun Event Center, Jan. 27.

From 5-8 p.m., partake in tastings by local chefs from 15 restaurants, listen to live music, network with like-minded professionals, then watch performances by wet paint artists and dance groups. You might even get a few laughs in from comedian and improv performer Stevie Ray. He will be the emcee of the event.

This is the fifth year that Uptown Up Close has been hosted by Uptown Association. When asked what to expect at this year’s event, Executive Director Maude Lovelle said, “Every year we do something different…” so, there must be a surprise in store!

Attendance ranges from 250-500, so dive into the fray as early as you may to find your favorite spot among creatives.

Click here for full event details, including the lineup of performers and participating restaurants and purchase your ticket by Jan. 23 and make sure you don’t miss out on this event. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members, or you can reserve a table of eight (8) for $200.

And here’s a little Lake Calhoun history lesson for you:

To celebrate the rise in water levels sufficient to make the channels between the lakes navigable after being closed for a couple of years, park superintendent Howard Moore helped launch a canoe in the channel between Lake of the Isles (in background) and Lake Calhoun in 1960. He seems not to mind that one foot is in the drink. (Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board)  Caption and Photo from Minneapolis Park History

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