The Artery Grand Opening

The weather didn’t cooperate in June for the grand opening of the Artery — the unique bike, pedestrian, and vehicle connection and community space on 8th Avenue — so we’re going to give it another try! 

When 

Saturday, September 22, 2018
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 8th Avenue S between Mainstreet and Excelsior Boulevard

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Activities throughout the day

  • Manhole Cover T-Shirt Printing
  • Create your Own Postcard with a Letterpress
  • Community Mandala
  • Giant Yard Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Free Mini Raspberry Sundaes from the Hopkins Activity Center
  • Walking Tours with the Hopkins Historical Society
  • Free Bike Rental and Parks on the Go Van provided by Three Rivers Park District
  • Free Bike Maintenance provided by Tonka Cycle & Ski
  • Bike Safety with the Hopkins Police Department “Stuff the Squad” with winter gear 

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Schedule

11 a.m.

  • Ribbon Cutting at 8th Avenue and Mainstreet
  • Zumba (11-11:30 a.m.)
  • Hopkins Westwind Concert Band ensembles (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

11:30 a.m.

  • Ribbon cutting and Artist Talk for “Night and Day” with Jason Klimoski

Noon

  • Hip Hop Band on the Artery Stage (Noon to 12:40 p.m.)
  • Ribbon cutting and Artist Talk for the Moline Sculpture with James Brenner
  • Hopkins Historical Society walking tour

12:30 p.m.

  • Ribbon cutting and Artist Talk for “Dragonfly”with Stan Sears

1 p.m.

  • Spelt Melk Band on the Artery Stage (1 to 1:40 p.m.)
  • Artist Talk for the Moline Sculpture with James Brenner

1:30 p.m.

  • Artist Talk for “Dragonfly” with Stan Sears

2 p.m.

  • Artist Talk for “Night and Day” with Jason Klimoski
  • Hopkins Historical Society walking tour

2:30 p.m.

  • Rince na Gréine Irish Dancers

2:45 p.m.

  • Kazoo parade to LTD

Community booths

  • Depot Coffee House
  • Hopkins Historical Society
  • Hopkins Community Education
  • MoveFWD
  • ResourceWest
  • Stages Theatre Company
  • Vail Place