Season’s Greetings!

December 23, 2015

It’s a wonderful time of year to be in WeDo™ — the West Downtown Cultural District in Minneapolis! It’s a place to celebrate arts, culture and everything that makes our city unique. And it’s the perfect destination to celebrate the holidays. With that, we are excited to share with you our December e-newsletter filled with ideas to make your season even brighter.

With Hennepin Avenue at its center, WeDo spans 1.7 miles end-to-end — all of it walkable with a comfy pair of shoes (or a hip pair of snow boots!). Follow Hennepin Avenue, from the Walker Art Center to the river, and between First Avenue and Nicollet Mall.

This holiday season, WeDo is a wonderland of cool things to see, do and learn. We encourage visitors and residents alike to explore everything from a theater production to the five-story Eduardo Kobra mural depicting Bob Dylan to local art in unused spaces through Reflections: Made Here.

Whatever your taste or inspiration, you’ll fit right in when you come to WeDo … check it out:

  • Have family and friends in town? Explore our curated list of Events and find something unexpected to do in WeDo that suits a wide range of interests. See and experience the city in new and unexpected ways through our self-guided Tours. And get the inside scoop on things to do from our Artist Picks — a group of really creative folks who make WeDo a destination to work, play, live and visit.
  • Looking for great reads while cozying up to the fire? Learn how we’re transforming downtown with our Urban Projects — there’s always something interesting in the works. Meet the really cool people who give the MPLS Cultural District its energetic vibe by exploring People of WeDo. And discover something new about the people, places and things that make WeDo unique in our Features … there’s more than meets the eye!
  • Know of cool happenings in WeDo? We really want to hear it! If you have something in the works – or know someone who does – tell us! We might even include it on our website or spread it like holiday frosting (with sprinkles) on Facebook and Twitter. Submit your event now or send your ideas to
  • Want to make a gift? We’re proud to have so many amazing places to explore and things to do in the MPS Cultural District. Your gift makes great things happen in WeDo — and any amount makes a difference! We appreciate your generosity.

If you haven’t already, be sure to join the festivities on and Twitter @wedompls. And don’t forget to share this newsletter with your friends, family and work colleagues!

Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!