Come get your mud on!
The Village Reclamation Festival is a 10-day celebration where citizens, neighbors, and communities can engage with each other through hands-on activities that support our collective triple-bottom line:
Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share.
We seek to enliven the Spaces in between Places through wall murals, community gardens, sculpture, education and performance.
Please consider supporting us this summer for one full week of catalyst community projects taking place in three distinct Minneapolis neighborhoods:
PEOPLE CARE. In the Elliot Park neighborhood, we will utilize the tools of large-scale mural making to honor the multiple cultures that reside in this historic neighborhood.
- Wall Mural that combines the textural patterns of the diverse ethnic groups in the neighborhood with traditional motifs that preserve the rich history of Minneapolis' oldest neighborhood.
- Special Guest Presentation: Mark Lakeman, co-founder of CIty Repair in Portland, OR.
EARTH CARE. In the Phillips neighborhood, we will work to transform a city block through permaculture design, and adaptive reuse to leave functional beauty in our wake.
- Root Cellar Workshop
- Green House Construction using reclaimed material
- Rain Garden Installation
- Herbal Medicine Workshop
- Vermiculture Workshop
FAIR SHARE. In the Seward neighborhood, we will use an ancient building technique that uses clay, sand, straw and water to craft a form that is as sculptural as it is structural.
- Natural Building Project - Sculptural Lending Library
- Art Bash
- Puppet Show
We'll gather together as strangers with a common vision and leave as friends with shared experiences.
You’re invited to engage, create and collaborate on these community building and visioning projects!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jun 8, 2012 - Jul 3, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
For your $5 donation, you will receive $5 of official, inaugural VRF currency hand-minted and guaranteed as legal tender at all future Village Reclamation Festivals.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
$10 in VRF currency and a bumper sticker, some good karma and a place in the History of Book of MRP-ers!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
The above and an official 2012 Village Reclamation Project Commemorative Poster.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Everything mentioned above AND a personally screen-printed t-shirt with both the Festival logo and the mural design.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Everything above and a commemorative t-shirt SIGNED by the founders of the MRP and Mark Lakeman, co-founder of City Repair in Portland.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above and Original artwork by Sarah Frances inspired by the Village Reclamation Festival and a public recognition of your contribution during the closing ceremonies.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
You get it all! All of the previous rewards PLUS a large-format COLORED screen printed wall hanging of VRF inspired artwork.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012