The Places:

East Lake Street: East Lake Street has been a landing space for immigrants to the area since in the 1870’s Minneapolis grew to encompass the already popular area. Since then East Lake Street has been a prime area for new commercial activity alongside long standing businesses some of which have called Lake Street home for nearly 100 years. The current Find Me, Hide Me project focuses on Lake Street Between Grand and Hiawatha Avenues.

Lowertown: Lowertown is an historic district in St. Paul, MN. Lowertown was initially a luxury residential neighborhood but nearby bustling train lines and a devastating tornado spurred a transition to primarily industrial usage. Lower town began its redevelopment as an artistic community in the 1970s. With many nonprofits and arts organizations in the area, it is now a great place to be an artist and community member.