The West Broadway Business and Area Coalition or West Broadway Coalition (WBC) coordinates an increasing calendar of events and creative projects on Broadway Ave and the surrounding neighborhoods of Near North. Click the links below to register for events or to take advantage of project hire opportunities. 

Our Mission: The West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC) leads initiatives to bring businesses, non-profit organizations and neighbors together to create an inviting and vital West Broadway corridor that will transform the Northside into a thriving economic community.

Nominate Northside businesses and business leaders you'd like to see celebrated at the Toast to Business - Northside Business Lunch (Thursday, Dec 20th). 

Share your holiday sales, gift items, or special hours to promote as part of Shop Northside and the Northside Holiday Crawl. 

NorthMPLS is an initiative to better highlight all things Northside and to claim our proper place in the identity of Minneapolis, the Twin Cities and Minnesota. 

We will use this information list and promote your business or group on the website, links to Northside social media pages, Shop Northside campaign, communication with local and regional media, Meet Minneapolis, etc. 

FREEDOM SQUARE was created in 2016 by The West Broadway Coalition in collaboration with the design/architect/build team of TENxTEN, 4RM-ULA and Juxtaposition Arts to create an outdoor, public plaza for artist led activity.

ANYONE can request to host an event at Freedom Square, and we'll work with you to make as many of them happen as possible. Timeline and availability is on a case by case basis, if you're planning something that needs no funds or special permits, we may be able to say yes very quickly (for example "can we use it for yoga tomorrow?" or "can we meet out there with our easels and paint landscapes") meanwhile sound permits, food permits, etc. have a time delay. 

FREEDOM SQUARE features a multi-faceted "Magic Shed" with a flip-down 8ftx8ft performance stage, service counters for selling artworks or serving food. There is a set of fold-up cafe tables and chairs on-site, and the West Broadway Coalition has a mobile sound system which can be brought to the Square when planning ahead. Freedom Square  is located at 2034 West Broadway, right across from the Capri Theater. 

FREEDOM SQUARE is seen as a prototype to use now and shape the vision for a permanent outdoor performance site or sites along Broadway and North. We began hosting events in summer 2016 and will continue at least into 2018. The Freedom Square design and implementation process is part of a suite of activities that won support in 2015 from the nationally competitive ArtPlace America project. 

Being a SPONSOR of one or more of our programs or initiatives is a great way for you and your business to build Northside pride and vibrancy while also building your brand and relationships. 

All of our West Broadway Coalition and NorthMPLS efforts aim to build the local economy, strengthen all-inclusive community development, inspire safety and liveability through positive activity, 

Sponsor one event, multiple programs, or become an organizational sponsor across all of our activity. 

Many of our sponsors are also dues paying members of WBC and/or property rate payers in the West Broadway Business Improvement District. You're welcome to support and participate in one way or many. What ever is right for you.