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Minneapolis is hosting its own version of advertisements in the park.

Thanks to an interesting partnership between the Minneapolis Downtown Council, AdFed MN and the downtown experience committee (from the council's Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan), the Northbest: Ads of Minnesota showcase will be held Sept. 22 at the Commons park in East Town (Downtown East) close to U.S. Bank Stadium. 

Northbest: Ads of Minnesota’s mission is to “focus on Minneapolis’ innovative strength through its nationally- and internationally-recognized work, offering local creative agencies the opportunity to see their work celebrated with the public in an entertaining screening outdoors in downtown Minneapolis.”

The event is free and open to everyone. There will be food trucks.

“We’re excited about this opportunity to showcase Minneapolis’ brightest creative talents and productions,” said Leah Wong, vice president of events and marketing at the Minneapolis Downtown Council, in a statement. “Highlighting our area’s advertising ingenuity at The Commons offers a way for us to come together as a community to celebrate and enjoy our collective talent and take part in a fun, compelling evening in our new downtown park.”

Northbest event will coincide with the AdFed MN Silver Medal Awards. Creative agencies that want to participate can submit their best work here.

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