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Time capsule created to celebrate Uptown Art Fair’s 50th year

The Uptown Art Fair turns 50 this year, and to celebrate the Art Fair organizers got together Saturday to assemble a time capsule to be opened in 2063.

The first Uptown Art Fair featured 146 artists selling their wares from card tables on sidewalks. A far cry from the 385,000-visitor event it has become — which is second only to the Minnesota State Fair in attendance.

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MinnPost photo by Karen Boros
The bright blue time capsule will contain a Hennepin County Library card, a Nice Ride bike map, a ceramic owl from Northern Clay, an arm patch from the Minneapolis Police Department and copies of the Southwest Journal.

The bright blue time capsule will contain a Hennepin County Library card, a Nice Ride bike map, a ceramic owl from Northern Clay, an arm patch from the Minneapolis Police Department and copies of the Southwest Journal.

Those attending the celebration were also invited to write about their favorite moments at the Art Fair on an iPad. Those thoughts will be transferred to a flash drive that will also be sealed in the time capsule.

The capsule will be kept in the Walker Library, currently under construction, until those 2063 art lovers crack the seal to see what has been left for them.

The Uptown Art Fair takes place Aug. 2, 3 and 4.  

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