Downtown Mpls Street Art Festival launches social distancing art experience today along Nicollet and Hennepin

Throughout the month, chalk art will be available for viewing at own pace

What:           Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival

When:           TODAY, Monday, August 17 throughout the next month

Where:          Nicollet and Hennepin

Info:             The 2020 Downtown Mpls Street Art Festival, organized by the Mpls Downtown Improvement District (DID) and Hennepin Theatre Trust (HTT), returns today, August 17 and is adjusting this year to provide social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Street artists completed their work over the weekend, and the works of art are ready for viewing.

Over the following weeks—weather permitting, rain may impact art’s duration—the art will be available for viewing on Nicollet and Hennepin. Art can also be viewed through this virtual experience as well as the Mpls Street Art Festival social media channels. The street art is scattered and available for viewing at the public’s own pace, whenever time allows, to provide ample social distancing.

To learn more about the Downtown Mpls Street Art Festival, visit or follow along @MplsStreetArtFest on Facebook and Instagram, or @MplsStArtFest on Twitter,

The Downtown Street Art Festival is organized by DID and HTT with support from hospitality partner AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown.

About the Mpls Downtown Improvement District

The Mpls Downtown Improvement District (DID) is a business funded non-profit focused on creating a more vibrant downtown. We lead and collaborate on programs that make downtown safer, cleaner and greener. We convene people across sectors and jurisdictions to work on issues of mutual interest; develop innovative solutions to complex public space challenges/opportunities including strategic activation and seek continuous improvement of ongoing programs including the ambassadors. For more information, visit

About Hennepin Theatre Trust

Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — the Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at