ArtStreet, the self-funded public art program of the City of Hopkins, is partnering with Hopkins dance studio, E.R.V. Dance Studio, to present a dance event on Saturday, August 31 from 9:30-11:30am in Downtown Park right next to the Hopkins Farmers’ Market. Free of charge and open to people of all ages, this event will combine some exhibition dancing with the opportunity to learn a few steps.
This event is part of a pilot program, funded in part by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008), to enliven the streets of Hopkins with live performances that complement the visual arts exhibited on Mainstreet and at City Hall each year.
Stop by and learn to sizzle through Latin dance!
While there, pick up a brochure that outlines a walking tour of public art in Hopkins. (The brochure includes a ballot through which you may vote for the People’s Choice Award. Drop off or mail completed ballots to Frame Design, 811 Mainstreet, Suite C; Hopkins City Hall, 1010 First St. S.; or Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet. All Hopkins, MN 55343.)
ArtStreet is an ongoing program established in 2010 to showcase original art in accessible settings. A collaboration among the City of Hopkins, the Hopkins Business & Civic Association and the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, this project is part of a long-term vision for incorporating public art into Hopkins and enriching the lives of its residents and visitors. For more information, visit www.thinkhopkins.com.