Monthly Archives: September 2017

Nearly 30 Artists to Be Showcased at Union Depot During Fall Saint Paul Art Crawl, October 13-15

September 30, 2017

Nearly 30 local artists will showcase their work at Union Depot in downtown Saint Paul during the Fall Saint Paul Art Crawl, October 13-15. In its 26th year, the Saint Paul Art Crawl is recognized as one of the largest cultural events of the year, featuring more than 400 artists and live entertainment in venues across the city. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Saint Paul’s first art crawl, which was held at Union Depot in 1977 and organized by the founding artists of the St. Paul Art Collective, who held their first group exhibition at the event.

 

A variety of visual artists will be featured at Union Depot during the three-day event on Friday, October 13 from 6-10 p.m.; Saturday October 14 from noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 15 from noon to 5 p.m. Art exhibits will be displayed in the Head House and will include work by painters Ralph Ryan and Marjorie Moody, jewelry designer Marie Biallis, and many more.

 

Highlighted Artists:

 

Ralph Ryan: Ryan’s paintings are created with acrylics and watercolors. His inspirations are fantasy and science fiction, which are both depicted in his works.

 

Marjorie Moody:  Moody’s watercolors and oil paintings are inspired by florals, landscapes, figurative and abstracts. Her work is sold in galleries and exhibitions around the world and found in private collections throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

 

Marie Biallis:  Biallis’ “Gypsy Heart Jewelry Designs” pieces are Bohemian in spirit, with an earthy, casual wearability. She creates her necklaces, earrings, and bracelets using natural stones, beads, leather, metal and wire.

 

The Saint Paul Art Crawl and exhibits at Union Depot are free and open to the public.  For more information about the Fall Saint Paul Art Crawl and to download free Metro Transit passes, please visit www.saintpaulartcrawl.org. Visitors for the Saint Paul Art Crawl events are also encouraged to explore the public art installations within Union Depot.

 

Getting to Union Depot 

Bike:   Bicycle parking is located at the East Plaza/bus platform, North Plaza/4th Street, Kellogg entrances, Rail View Picnic Area and throughout the parking facilities
Bus:  Daily service to bus platform on Metro Transit buses 3, 16, 21 and 54, Metro Transit buses 63, 70, 350, 351, 361 and 364 stop at the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street
  Weekday-only service on Metro Transit buses 94, 262, 417 | MVTA buses 480, 484, 489
Light Rail: Daily service on Metro Transit’s Green Line
Park: Union Depot parking facilities and electric vehicle charging stations
Car Share: Zipcar
Car Rental:  Hertz

Union Depot is “Official Transit Hub” of 2017 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

September 20, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, Union Depot in downtown St. Paul will serve as the “Official Transit Hub” of the 2017 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, October 1.  During the marathon, Union Depot will offer convenient parking for visitors and easy access to the METRO Green Line for people wishing to be at the starting line in downtown Minneapolis and finish line at the Minnesota Capitol groundsMetro Transit is offering free rides to all runners and volunteers.

Health and fitness enthusiasts can also catch the free shuttles from Union Depot to the Twin Cities in Motion Health & Fitness Expo happening September 29-30 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Shuttles will depart every 20-30 minutes from the curb cutout in front of the Union Depot Kellogg Entry. In the spirit of the marathon, free Saturday yoga class on September 23 at Union Depot will be themed “Yoga for Runners” with movements specifically tailored to endurance runners.

The newest Union Depot online “Choose Your Own Experience” listing offers ideas for watching the marathon from a variety of top viewing points around town, with transportation options starting at Union Depot and taking the METRO Green Line to U.S. Bank Stadium to catch the kickoff of the marathon. The listing includes recommendations of public transit to take visitors between key points along the event route, including a ride on the Green Line to the Capitol/Rice Street Station where the marathon ends, and from there back to Union Depot. Visit the “Choose Your Own Experience” section at https://www.uniondepot.org/tcm to learn more.

“Twin Cities In Motion is pleased to continue its partnership with the Union Depot for the 36th annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend,” said Virginia Brophy Achman, executive director of Twin Cities In Motion. “The Union Depot provides an important service for our participants, spectators, and volunteers who will be on the move marathon weekend. Access the Union Depot provides to parking, Health & Fitness Expo shuttles, and the METRO Green Line serving our start and finish lines makes our event easily accessible while reducing traffic impact on the community.” For more information about the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, please visit www.tcmevents.org/marathonweekend.

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Getting to Union Depot 

Bike:   Bicycle parking is located at the East Plaza/bus platform, North Plaza/4th Street, Kellogg entrances, Rail View Picnic Area and throughout the parking facilities
Bus:  Daily service to bus platform on Metro Transit buses 3, 16, 21 and 54, Metro Transit buses 63, 70, 350, 351, 361 and 364 stop at the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street
  Weekday-only service on Metro Transit buses 94, 262, 417 | MVTA buses 480, 484, 489
Light Rail: Daily service on Metro Transit’s Green Line
Park: Union Depot parking facilities and electric vehicle charging stations
Car Share: Zipcar
Car Rental:  Hertz