Art on the Ave Takes Over Smith Ave August 2-3


























WSCO along with area businesses and community members, is organizing an art hop along Smith Avenue, from the High Bridge to Annapolis, hosted by businesses and neighbors, featuring local artists.

Events will take place Friday evening 6-10pm and Saturday, 12pm-10pm

Live music schedule

At Amore Cafe- 879 Smith
Friday, 7pm-  The Jinnies
Saturday, 7pm-  The Eddies
At Cherokee Tavern-886 Smith
Friday – Karaoke starting at 9-9:30pm
8:30pm Paul Ottison
9:30pm – Yonkeytonk  Band
10:30- Good Night, Gold Dust
592 Smith (parking lot by ABC Auto Body, near HighBridge Tattoo)
4:30pm – Astronomo
5:30pm – Independent  Progress
6:30pm – Crash Cuddle
7:30pm – In Defence
8:30pm – Liquor Beats Winter


Event Map

List of Events

1) 511 Smith (approx.) Smith & Cherokee
Artist: Molly Balcolm Raleigh
2) 550 Smith – Metric Auto lot
Fri.-Sat. Movies 9:30pm (sundown)
Please note: movies are PG-13-R rating
3) 586 Smith Ave-Sarah Stengle
Open Studio and Art Station
Friday 6:00-10pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm
Featuring artists’ books, sculptural objects, and drawings, work-in-progress
4) 592 Parking Lot (next to ABC Auto)
Saturday night music 5:30-9:30pm
5) 607 Smith-BankCherokee
Hours: Mon-Friday 8am-5:00pm
Saturday 9am-12pm
Artist: Christine Olson
6) 608 Smith Ave- High Bridge Tattoo
Fri. 6-10pm, Sat., 12-10pm
First Year Anniversary featuring artists and live music (lot at 592 Smith) starts at 5pm
7) 624 Smith Ave- parking lot
Sat. 12-4pm- Children’s Craft activity, interactive Art Car project
Artists: Cerenity Senior Housing & West Side Boys and Girls Club
8 ) 637 Smith-Capital View Café
Hours: Fri. & Sat. –7am-2pm
Artist:  Mark Cosimini
9) 371 Baker St-Cherokee United Church
Friday, 6pm-9pm Opening, 6:30pm Gallery Talks
Saturday – 12-4pm
Collected Works of Cristina Plaza Ruiz
10) 644 Smith Ave-StoneFlower Salon
Fri. 8am-7pm Sat., 8am-1pm
Artist: Ed Steinhauer
11) 710 Smith-Capital Deals
Sat.Bicycle scavenger hunt – Registration at 7:30 pm, Hunt at 8pm
Bring: Helmet, Lights, CAMERA or SMARTPHONE to take pictures of items on the scavenger hunt list
12) 778 Smith-St. Paul Classic Cookie Company (Coming Soon!)
Artists: Electric Machete Artist Collective
Fri. 6-10pm, Sat. 12-8pm
13) 838 Smith-Tradewinds  Art Supply
Featuring art by Tradewinds owner Sean
Hours: Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-2pm
14) 879 Smith-Amore Café
Hours: Fri. – Sat.  6:30am-10:00pm
Artists: Rebecca Reilly and Ellie Leonardsmith Photography
15) 887 Smith Ave-Electic 887
Featuring wood carving techniques and demonstrations
Hours Fri. 6-10pm Sat. – 12-4pm
Many thanks to the Art on the Avenue Committee:
Kent Aldrich, Nomadic Press
Tom Alvarado, HighBridge Tattoo
Molly Balcolm Raleigh, Community Member
Heidi Gesell, BankCherokee
Ken Paulman, Community Member
Karen Reid, NeDA
Jose Ruiz, Community Member
Christine Shyne, West Side Community Organization

How can you be involved?

  • Visit the art crawl – pick up a program at the High Bridge, BankCherokee, Amore, Cherokee Tavern, or the  booth at 624 Smith and check out what businesses and homes are hosting art and music.
  • If you live on Smith Ave: hold a yard sale, have a party, or show art on your lawn – or all three!
  • Invite friends to come down to your place and check out the going’s on
  • Volunteer!
    We are looking for lots of people to be involved:  Greet visitors at an info booth, help with set up or take down, or host some art!


In addition to WSCO, these organizations have provided support for this project:
Nomadic Press
HighBridge Tattoo

Partners, Supporters, and Art Hosts

These businesses are hosting art, music, or other events during the weekend
Capital Deals
Amore Café
The Pizza Shoppe
Cherokee Tavern
CapitalView Café
Eclectic 887
Watch for more hosting businesses

To find out more information, sign up to volunteer, or if you would like to support our efforts, Contact Christine Shyne

C/o West Side Community Organization

Phone: 651-293-1708




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