CANvas Uptown


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CANvas Uptown was an art activity sponsored by the Uptown Association for local businesses and organizations to showcase their products and services while driving traffic to their doorstep prior to and during the Uptown Art Fair, 2015.

This fun and easy project involved businesses decorating one-gallon metal cans or “hiring” an artist to decorate for them. This promotional activity created a pre art fair buzz, highlighted the Uptown community and its dedication to the arts and increased the number of visitors as well as created curiosity for current customers.

77 businesses decorated 162 cans which were displayed throughout the Twin Cities. Many participants also offered special incentives during this time to bring customers through their door to look and admire the cans. A party to launch this event was hosted by Bottle & Bottega on July 15, 2015.

After the launch and running through August 12, the cans were auctioned online with proceeds going towards programs and services that benefit the entire community.

The following businesses participated in CANvas Uptown 2015:

American Apparel
Art Materials
Beat Coffeehouse
Bellmont Partners
Big Red Dog Solutions
Bobby Bead
Bottle & Bottega
Central Bank
City of Minneapolis
Columbia Sportswear
Comedy Sportz
Comic Book College
Community Connections Partnership
coup d’état
Denison Parking
Dulono’s Pizza
Erik’s Ranch & Retreats
First National Bank of The Lakes
Flooring Expo
Giordano’s Pizza
John Fluevog Shoes
Jonathan Adler
Julia Moss Design
Juut Salon Uptown
Keller Williams Realty / Thang Chau
Keller Williams Realty / Bryan Paschke
Kitchen Window
Lake & Irving Restaurant
Lake Calhoun Flats
Lucia’s Restaurant
MAC Cosmetics
Magnetic Originals
Mary Trondson Ins Agency / State Farm
Midwest Makeup Supply
Minuteman Press
My Sister’s Closet
Paper Source
Park Nicollet Clinic
Patrick’s Cabaret
Pedal Pub
Penzeys Spice
Royal Tobacco
Salon Levante
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
SEE Eyewear
Six Degrees Uptown
Spectacle Shoppe
TCF Bank
The Chair Salon
Twin City Group
Uptown Church
Uptown Dermatology
Uptown Lake Apartments
Uptown MN
Urban Outfitters
Urban Tails Pet Supply
Via’s Vintage
Vistas in Education
Wilson Law
Xcel Energy
Young Professionals Mpls
Zorongo Flameco Dance