CANvas Uptown


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CANvas Uptown is 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.

This fun and easy project involves businesses decorating one gallon metal cans or “hiring” an artist to decorate for them.  This promotional activity along with a celebratory launch event will create a pre art fair buzz, highlight the Uptown community and its dedication to the arts and increase the number of visitors as well as create curiosity for current customers.

To date 77 businesses have decorated 162 cans which will be displayed throughout the Twin Cities.  Many participants will also be offering special incentives during this time to bring customers through their door to look and admire the cans.

Starting on July 15 and running through August 12, the cans will be auctioned online with proceeds going towards programs and services that benefit the entire community. To place a bid on one of these cans visit:

american apparelAmerican Apparel Buy two items of the same style get the 3rd half off! mac 1MAC Cosmetics
art materials 2Art Materials | One 20% off any non sale item coupon and one 50% off custom framing of 200 dollars or more coupon (cannot be combined with any other offers)!Uptown Canvas 50 off frame couponCanvas Uptown 20 off coupon magnetic originalsMagnetic Originals | Three heart magnets included for the winner!
beARTrageous 2beARTrageous | Take your most ARTrageous photo of yourself holding our CANvas and you will leave the studio with a surprise! Enter your name into a drawing for a studio weekend drop in pass as well as a gift pack from beARTrageous neighboring businesses. mary trondson state farmMary Trondson Ins Agency | State Farm
the beat coffee house 3Beat Coffeehouse | Winner of the black and purple The Beat Coffee House can will receive one free small coffee every day for one year! mcdonalds 2McDonalds
bellmont partners 3Bellmont Partners midwest makeupMidwest Makeup Supply
big red dog solutionsBig Red Dog Solutions minuteman press 3Minuteman Press Uptown | Purchase 500 business cards get 500 of the same free!
bobby beadBobby Bead my sisters closetMy Sister’s Closet
bottle and bottega 1Bottle & Bottega | Two for one on house wine in studio for those that take and post photos with the paint can! Paper source 1Paper Source
central bankCentral Bank park nicolletPark Nicollet Clinic
city of MPLS clean cityCity of Minneapolis patricks cabaret 1Patrick’s Cabaret | Grab a fortune card out of the CANvas! If you spot a specific image (named via social media the week of) on the can, you will receive a free concession item while attending our show!
columbiaColumbia Sportswear pedal pub 2Pedal Pub | Like our Facebook page and upload your photo with one of our cans (#pedalpub or #pedalpubartfair) to be entered into a drawing for a free tour, valid Sunday-Thursday. You don’t need to be a rider on a tour already, just catch us when we stop!

comedy sportzComedy Sportz penzeys spices 1Penzeys Spices
comic book collegeComic Book College | Come take a picture with our can and like us on Facebook for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!

royal tobacco 1Royal Tobacco | For the winner of the hookah can, it is fully functional!
community connections partnership 1Community Connections Partnership salon levanteSalon Levante | Register to win a Babyliss pro travel bag including Kenra and I.C.O.N products, OR an OPI Pedi chic Salon bag with pedicure essentials including nail lacquer, top coat, nail envy, toe separator and rhinestone file!
coup d'etatcoup d’etat schatzein saddle shop 1Schatzlein Saddle Shop
denison parking 2Denison Parking | Selfie contest! Take a selfie and post it to your Facebook wall. Make sure to like and tag Minneapolis Dennison Parking so that you will be entered into a contest to win a $100 Visa gift card! you may enter up to 3 times but each picture has to be with a different CANvas. SEE eyewearSEE Eyewear
digsDigs six degrees 2Six Degrees Uptown | Take a picture of yourself with six degrees Canvas, post it to your wall and tag six degrees uptown for a chance to win One Free Week of Classes(usually $20), One Free Month of Classes(usually $75) or One Free Private($80)!
dulonos pizza 1Dulono’s Pizza spectacle shoppeSpectacle Shop | Take a picture in our glasses with the CANvas can and win a $175 gift card!

eriks ranch 1Erik’s Ranch & Retreats sudz salon 1SUDZ
first national bankFirst National Bank of the Lakes tcf bank 3TCF Bank
flooring expo 1Flooring Expo | The winner of the 1st can will be “Extra 10% off your entire flooring order”! The winner of the 2nd can will be “4’x6′ area rug from Shaw Carpets. Value of 299.00″! the chair 2The Chair Salon
flor 2Flor |  Take a photos of yourself in front of our FLOR Logo INSIDE of our store and uploading to a social media site that is specific to the FLOR Minneapolis location to enter a drawing! We will be giving away 3 FLOR Rugs that are valued at $350 each and distributing $25 Off Coupons for orders that total $250.00 or more to each customer that uploads their photo to that site. twin cities group 1Twin City Group
giordanos pizzaGiordano’s Pizza united church 1Uptown Church
heartbreaker 3Heartbreaker | Happy Summer Sale in effect with up to 75% off. Stop in and check out our CANvases and take a photo with your favorite, and post on our Facebook wall!

uptown dermatologyUptown Dermatology | Uptown Dermatology is asking people to stop in and guess how many tubes of skin cream are in our paint can! The winner gets the whole can full of cream samples.

fluevog shoes 1John Fluevog Shoes uptown lake apartmentsUptown Lake Apartments
johnathan adler 1Jonathan Adler | Variety of gift items in CANvases for the highest bidders! st croix 2Uptown MN
julia moss designs 1Julia Moss Design | Come take a picture of the CANvas for a chance to win a $100.00 gift card to be used at Julia Moss Designs Showroom! urban outfittersUrban Outfitters
juut salon 2Juut Salon Uptown urban tails pet supply 1Urban Tails Pet Supply | Take a picture of yourself with both the Urban Tails CANvas cans, guess the object in one CANvas and qty of dog treats in the other for a chance to win prizes. Post photo to your Facebook wall and and like and tag Urban Tails Pet Supply for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate. All dog and cat cans are 15% off the day the CANvas photo is taken.

KW- Thang 1Keller Williams Realty | Thang Chau | Post a photo with this CANvas and tag my business page [Thang M. Chau with Keller Williams Realty Integrity Lakes] on Facebook (or @Realtor_MSP on Instagram or Twitter) and be entered to win a FREE home consultation & market analysis!

vias vintage 1Via’s Vintage
keller williams - bryan paschkeKeller Williams Realty | Bryan Paschke vistas in education 1Vistas in Education
kitchen window 1Kitchen Window walgreens 2Walgreens
lake and irvingLake & Irving Restaurant wilson lawWilson Law
lake calhoun flats 1Lake Calhoun Flats | Check out our CANvas on our Facebook page as well as take part in a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! Xcel 2Xcel Energy
the wedge 1LHENA young professionals MPLSYoung Professionals Mpls | Post a photo of you with the YPM CANvas and tag the Young Professionals of Minneapolis on Facebook (or @ypofminneapolis on Instagram & Twitter) to be entered to win gift cards or awesome swag from our community partners!

lucias 1Lucia’s Restaurant | Gift card in the CANvas for the highest bidder! zorongo flamenco 1Zorongo Flameco Dance