October 2, 2022 Parque Castillo, West Side, St. Paul
Saint Paul’s West Side neighborhood held a vibrant art fair and cultural market, creating space for underrepresented local artists and makers. Hundreds of visitors from across the Minnesota gathered to celebrate the West Side neighborhood's rich culture at the West Side Best Side! Neighborhood Art Fair. Above: Los Alegres Bailadores dance during the West Side Art Fair and Cultural Market.
“Here on the West Side, it’s important to celebrate our beautiful community by lifting up local talent and creating spaces for joy. It’s about weaving strong connections between all of our neighborhood, because a connected community is a strong community,” said Monica Bravo, Executive Director of the West Side Community Organization, which is organizing the event. Visitors shopped for locally made goods and food and enjoyed live music and performances.
Above: Angeli Williams, owner of Jani's Gems, who creates beautiful jewelry made with natural gemstones and chakra healing stones.
Photos by Genevieve Roudané. Check out a full image gallery on our Facebook page!