What is LoLa?
The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLA) began in the summer of 2009 as a small grassroots effort to raise the visibility of artists living or working in the Greater Longfellow Neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Artists Bob Schmitt, Anita White, and Shirley Neilson got together in the Longfellow community and said, “Let’s put on an art crawl!” LoLa has grown each year since 2009, when the crawl featured 42 artists at 20 sites. Nearly 10 years later, LoLa now flourishes as an annual art crawl that features more than a hundred neighborhood artists working in many different media.
In 2017 we became a MN.-registered arts and education focused nonprofit. We look forward to the expanded opportunities this status will bring our organization and appreciate your support along the journey.
Connect • Create • Grow
LoLa is a volunteer-driven community organization that showcases, nurtures and supports Longfellow arts and artists. We strive to represent the diversity of the Longfellow neighborhood through the arts.
LoLa partners with neighborhood arts organizations, nonprofits, small businesses, and residents to design and host a variety of events and activities that:
• support Longfellow artists at any stage in their creative lives, and
• invite and encourage community participation in the arts.
Who is LoLa?
Lisa Anderson: Co-Chair and Treasurer
Stephen Clark: Co-Chair, Business Relations Lead, and Co-Digital Coordinator
Chris Miller: Marketing Lead
Ken Wenzel: Sponsor Outreach
Sue Romain: Secretary, Member and Sponsor Liaison, Co-Digital Coordinator,
Webmistress and Co-Editor of the Directory
Graphic Design of LoLa printed materials:
Ann Wempner, [email protected]
SPECIAL THANKS TO
- David Skarjune
- Steven Gagner
- Steve Anderson
Contact us via email at [email protected]