Minneapolis residents appreciate artistic endeavors and Calhoun-Isles is proud to host the annual Uptown Art Fair, which brings more than 450,000 artists and art lovers to the district each year. Calhoun-Isles is also home to Uptown's Artistreet, located in Calhoun Square. This indoor urban street market is open year-round. Artists, artisans, importers and dealers sell their wares to shoppers who seek unique handcrafted items. The selection available each week changes with the sellers. Shoppers may find pottery, jewelry, food, home accessories, fine art, music, clothing and baskets for sale. There is always something special and different waiting for discovery in Artistreet.
The greater Kenwood area is a major cultural center, anchored by the world-renowned Guthrie Theater, the Walker Arts Center and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. The Weitzman Art Center at the University of Minnesota is just minutes away. The community prides itself on having more theaters than New York, with dozens of small theaters dotting the neighborhood and the surrounding city. Jimmy Jam Harris has a musical production facility in Kenwood and there are numerous musical venues and comedy clubs in the area.
The Lakes area of southwestern Minneapolis is a major outdoor recreational destination for thousands of Twin Cities residents. The area is well known for its beautiful Chain of Lakes, which includes the Calhoun-Isles lakes (Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Brownie Lake and Cedar Lake) and Lake Harriet, as well as nearby Minnehaha Creek. More than 5 million visitors come to the Chain of Lakes each year to bike, walk, jog, rollerblade, or cross-country ski around the lakes on the 12-mile network of paths. Each lake is surrounded by stunning parkland and open space. The Midtown Greenway, a bicycle highway, connects the Chain of Lakes to the Mississippi River. The Greenway is buffered from the urban areas it traverses by preserved open space.
Lake Calhoun is the largest lake in the Chain. It is a prime recreational lake serving thousands of residents from all over the Minneapolis area. Lake Calhoun has three beaches, boat rentals, playgrounds, volleyball courts, ball fields, a bathhouse, two fishing docks and several picnic areas. The Calhoun Yacht Club hosts races on the lake. There are two paths around Lake Calhoun: one for bikes and skaters, the other for walkers and joggers.
Lake Calhoun is named for John Calhoun -- Vice President of the United States under James Monroe - who helped establish Fort Snelling, located just 15 minutes away from the Calhoun-Isles region. Bike paths, hiking trails, a golf course and picnic grounds are found throughout 3400-acre Fort Snelling State Park. Historic Fort Snelling is adjacent to the park. The restored limestone fort provides a look at military life in the early 19th century.
Calhoun-Isles is adjacent to downtown and is less than 15 minutes away from most of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. The Minneapolist International Airport - a major regional and national hub and home of Northwest Airlines - is also just minutes away. Minneapolis is home to many skyscrapers, including the 57-story IDS building that has become a symbol of the industrial and corporate strength of the city. St. Paul, the capital of Minnesota, provides a more old-fashioned hometown feel with its brick and stone buildings. The State Capitol dome is a standout, as is St. Paul's Cathedral. Found throughout the Twin Cities are universities, professional sports arenas, museums, galleries, zoos, wildlife refuges, and of course the Mall of America, the nation's largest fully enclosed shopping facility.
Sports enthusiasts in Calhoun-Isles appreciate their town's proximity to the professional teams and sports facilities of the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Vikings, the Timberwolves, the Twins, the Wild and the extremely popular St. Paul Saints are all within easy reach. There are also many exciting intercollegiate sports at the University of Minnesota. Numerous golf courses are located throughout the Twin Cities and Minneapolis is a stop on the Senior PGA and LPGA tours.
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