The empty lot where the former Roberts Shoes Building once stood has become a lively art space connected to the community around Lake Street. KFAI’s Sheila Regan talked with artists involved with the Lake Street Truth Collective about how the empty lot has become a vibrant new center of artmaking and truth-telling.
“There’s such a breadth of talent in this city, that I’m always so excited for people to be witness to it,” says Xochi De La Luna, an artist with the Lake Street Truth Collective. “And I’m really committed to being one of those people that lives here for the rest of their life, to nurture the arts community. There’s a lot of like, restructuring that has to happen. Whether people realize it or not.. Because we need people.. to help the artists that are still trying to figure out their way here. I’m glad that I’m able to do some of that work with this project as well.”
Photo of Dona Pepa performing on the Lake Street Truth Collective stage. Photo by Sheila Regan
MinneCulture on KFAI is made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.