The outside of The Luminary Art Center and accessible entrance and ramp. A low building with maroon brick walls, a black awning, and concrete steps.

With our annual fundraiser swiftly approaching on May 21, we’re excited to celebrate with you, either in person from 6-9pm at the Luminary Art Center or online at 7pm via Zoom. Here’s everything you need to know to ensure that you can fully enjoy the event! 

Get your ticket:

Be sure to register for a free ticket!

While there is no cost to attend the event, we do ask you to RSVP so that we can plan for food and space, and so that we can share the Zoom link for those attending online. 

Location and Transportation

The in-person event will be held at

The Luminary Art Center
700 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(See location on google maps)

The Luminary Arts Center is located on the #7 Metro Transit bus line and is about 4 blocks away from the West River Parkway bike trail.

There is a curb cut ADA accessible drop-off directly in front of The Luminary Art Center, and a ramp is located to the right of the stairs in order to enter the building.

Accessible drop-off in front of Luminary Art Center.


There are two parking lots directly across the street from The Luminary Art Center. Both include accessible parking spaces.

One parking lot has a large white sandwich board sign at the entrance saying “Luminary.” This lot is free for event attendees courtesy of Upstream Arts. If paying for parking is a barrier for you or finding another spot is a challenge, you are welcome to park here free of charge.

If you are able to pay for your parking, please reserve this lot for others and use the adjacent pay lot.

The free Luminary Parking Lot

There are signs saying “permit only,” but you can still park in these spots.

Matt Guidry smiles and gives a "thumbs up" next to a Permit parking sign.

Likewise, you can ignore this sign – it only applies before 5pm.

Matt Guidry stands next to a "Permit only" parking sign holding up a finger in a "wait," gesture

Next to the Luminary parking lot is a pay lot operated by the city of Minneapolis. You can pay at their kiosk or through the city parking app on your phone.

You can also find street parking along 1st St. and the surrounding neighborhood. Street parking is free after 6pm

Red awning with PAY HERE white letters, over a parking pay station


You can enter the Luminary Art Center either by a ramp or by stairs. Once inside, please check in at the registration desk, where we will provide you with a program, Social Skills Scavenger Hunt, and bid number. You can then make a name tag (assistance available) and add pronoun stickers. 

If you would like to use any of the access services, please let registration know, and they can direct you on how to find and access the service.

The event space is located downstairs in the theater. There are stairs or elevators available. 

Access Services

At the in-person event at The Luminary Art Center, we will provide the following services:

ASL Interpretation by Sarah Brown and Phyllis Genest-Stein

Audio Description by Laurie Pape Hadley

Live Open Captioning

Assistive Listening devices

Braille and large-print programs.


Online, we will provide the following services: 

ASL Interpretation by Nancy B

Closed Captioning via Zoom


The Luminary has two wheelchair accessible stalls and one ambulatory stall located on the lefthand side of the lobby as you enter the building. In addition, there are two accessible companion care/ family restrooms located at the stage level of the theater in the lower elevator lobby. One of the companion care restrooms is outfitted with an adult changing table.

Air Quality and Covid Precautions

Masks are optional. The Luminary Arts Center is equipped with an HVAC system using MERV-13 filters with an Air Change per Hour (ACH) rate of approximately 4.5 (about every 13 minutes). If you are sick, experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, or have had a recent exposure, please stay home and join us online.

This is not a fragrance-free event.  However, if you are able, we ask you to refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume, cologne, and fragrant personal care products when attending the event in person.

Other Questions?

If you have any questions or access needs not listed here, please call our office at 612-331-4584 or email info at upstreamarts dot org.