The Fairview Underpass Party

Tired of avoiding the Fairview Underpass on your bike, and wishing the walk under I-94 felt more safe and pleasant? Bring your BRIGHT ideas and help us light up the underpass with games, videos, stories, and color for one night to confront the challenges and imagine the possibilities in this mishmash of concrete, chain link and wild greenery beneath the freeway. Free and open to the public.


Dream big with us to imagine creative uses of the space underneath the freeway! Try out a temporary bike lane demonstration, and share your unique insight, ideas, and concerns about how to make Fairview more friendly at the Friendly Streets Gallery of Images and Map Brainstorming Station.

Bring a blanket and lean back at the Walk-In Cinema featuring community videos of local music, dance, arts and garden projects on and near the Green Line, curated by Robyn Hendrix.

Whisper secret wishes and big dreams to the Water Under the Bridge Living Statue, performed by Mira Kehoe.

Chat with a friend or stranger at the “Everyone’s Silverware” banquet table to take part in the transformation of a curated collection of hand-me-down silverware into a large, story-infused installation. Presented by Adj Marshall, with special banquet lighting by Heather Cole. Final artwork unveiling at approximately 10:00pm.

Free pizza, popcorn, and s’mores around the campfire!

Play games, hula hoop, chase bubbles, and make a mask with the SPARKit trailer.

A part of the Making Fairview Friendly project, this event is presented by the Friendly Streets Initiative in collaboration with the Union Park District Council and Hamline Midway Coalition, with support from the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative. Visit for more information and opportunities to get involved.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Fairview Avenue between Shields and Iglehart
St. Paul