Arts & Culture

Tucked behind Bde Make Ska (formally Lake Calhoun), on a block lined with trees and sheltered from the busy atmosphere of the lake, is a generously sized gray house with a cozy front porch.

Between Tinder, Bumble and Hinge, there is no shortage of dating apps in 2018. Thanks to the convenience offered by such platforms, potential partners are now just a swipe away.

School gardens have become increasingly popular, and Minneapolis certainly isn’t immune to this education trend. There are 75 schools within the Minneapolis Public School District, and over 30 of them are home to a garden.

BLUE Painting is a local painting company with an affinity for color— and the evidence is written in their name.

“Carpentry is a noble trade,” says local Handyman Connection owner Nate Bruen. Bruen works on an array of jobs, but the most common are bathroom updates, deck repairs and deck builds, installing laminate flooring and the infamous honey-do lists.

Owner of Lenox House Design Jennifer Horstman found a natural fit in the interior design industry.

Cartoonist, illustrator and Minneapolis resident Alana Hawley started pysanky (egg decorating) when she was in high school. What began as an Easter tradition in her family quickly became a hobby for Hawley.

Dylan Kinneavey
Southwest High School

What do you like best about your school?

Mirah Ammal, artistic director and founder of Al-Bahira Dance Theater and the Aalim School of Dance, takes a fresh approach to teaching dance. “My degrees are history and journalism—so of course, I’m a dancer.

High school is often seen as a time to explore new things, a place where young adults can learn about who they are. Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School senior Amelia Backes has done that and more, from swimming to RoboCup to jazz band.

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