CANvas Uptown


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 79 businesses have decorated a grand total of 202 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.  These offers can be seen at

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.


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