CANvas Uptown


For the past few weeks, business owners and artists have been busy designing and decorating more than 90 one-gallon metal paint cans that will be displayed at businesses in Uptown and throughout Minneapolis. Businesses could either decorate their own cans or be assigned an artist to decorate one for them.The participating businesses are all featured in our CANvas Uptown Passport along with the special promotion they’re having to encourage visitors to see the cans for themselves.

Not only are these cans amazing works of art, they also are doing good for the community.  The cans will be a part of an online auction with proceeds benefiting neighborhood betterment projects in Uptown.

CANvas Bidding

All CANvases will be available for sale (online bidding) from June 23rd to August 10, 11:59PM (CST). All proceeds from the auctions will be used toward programs and/or services that benefit the Uptown community.

Click Here to Bid on your Favorite CANvas 


Visit a participating business to pick up your CANvas Uptown Passport, and then follow the directions below for special offers and a chance to win a $250 Visa® gift card! 

Click here to see all the CANvases and the special offers

How to participate in CANvas Uptown Passport:

CANvas Uptown Passport 2

Click here to download a printable CANvas Passport

2016 CANvases

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