Kingfield Plans Community Festival for Saturday

Expect mosaic-building, music, fun, and food.

Looking for something to do in the neighborhood on Saturday? Head down to for Kingfield's Cultural Community Celebration!

From the Kingfield neighborhood website:

Come celebrate our multicultural community with food from around the world, music by Benjamin Pena, and participate in the creation of glass mosaics based on historical textile patterns of various cultures!  All ages encouraged to participate, but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  The goal of the Mosaic Quilting Project is to demonstrate, through visual art, the diversity of cultures in our community and celebrate their shared public space at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Can't make it on Saturday? Several other workshops are planned for this month and next month.

A joint effort of the Kingfield Neighborhood Association and the Southwest Senior Center, the work of art takes inspiration from the quilting cultures of Kingfield's many ethnicities. It will hang on the south face of the community center. 

So what is a senior center doing getting involved in graffiti prevention and public art? The answer is pretty simple, said Southwest Senior Center's director, Mary Ann Schoenberger.

"Not many younger folks know any of our seniors, and not many of our seniors know anyone outside their cocoons, either," Schoenberger told Patch earlier this year. "These projects are a great way to bring people together."

And plus, making a mosaic with help from hundreds of your neighbors can be a whole lot of fun,as Schoenberger described in a blog post on Patch, and as Patch freelancer Todd Svanoe reported as the Center's last project neared completion.

Photos of the project so far can be seen on Southwest Minneapolis Patch's Pics & Clips page.


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