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Northside Hopes For Longest ‘Soul Train’ Line Ever

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – With everything from storefront art to a walking tour and an attempt to put together the longest “Soul Train” line, this year’s Flow Northside Art Crawl has something for just about everyone.

The seventh year for this annual event hopes to get the entire community together from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

If you walk down the streets of the Northside, you’ll see real images from the community. Seven photographers each shot a different image each day of the week for a year.

“You can really tell the photographers goal was to capture life in north Minneapolis, whether its tornado debris or people engaged in a vibrant activity,” said Dudley Voigt, of the Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Now businesses are displaying the pictures in their storefronts.

“It’s all about that synergy of businesses, organizations, residents and artists,” said Voigt. “A healthy community is a creative community.”

Hand drawings and paintings can be found inside Juxtaposition, an arts building for the area’s youth.

The Capri Theater is also showcasing photography on its walls. Inside the theater, a big band performance, drumming and a film showing the history of North Minneapolis will be shown.

It’s just one venue, but Voigt says there will be seven stages in all.

And, as another highlight, there is going to be an attempt to showcase a whole lot of funky dance moves. If you want to take part in what organizers hope is the world’s longest “Soul Train” line, just head to the curve on West Broadway in north Minneapolis.

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