About Pop Up Saint Paul

Pop Up Saint Paul is a project that grew out of an original project by City Artist’s Amanda Lovelee, an artistically retrofitted city truck that unfolds as Saint Paul’s front porch to engage communities and customize civic meetings based on place and stakeholder needs. Pop Up Meeting has been handing out locally made popsicles since 2015 in exchange for residents' ideas and dreams while increasing diversity and participation in Saint Paul’s urban planning process. 

This summer we are bringing the power to the people by making the original Pop Up Meeting available to community groups and organizations through an easy application process.  We are also joining forces with the Saint Paul Public Library to create a whole new way to gather and access to tools to make change possible!   Check out all three sizes of Pop Up St Paul.

Pop Up Meeting Saint Paul 

In early June we awarded 10 organizations an opportunity to have the popsicle truck attend their community events. It will come filled with 100 locally made popsicles, custom surveys, and our well trained engagement coordinator. 

Pop Up Saint Paul Meet + Greet kits!

Want to host a gathering?  Want to create change in your neighborhood? We are here to help you! Fill out our application form by July 6 to apply for free coffee and sweet treats to support your community event.

Our Meet + Greet Kits contain vouchers good for refreshments from locally owned businesses on Saint Paul’s East Side, West Side, and Summit-University neighborhoods.

Pop Up Meeting Kits!

Is there something your organization has dreamed about borrowing but not buying?  Well let’s see if Pop Up Saint Paul might just have the kit for you.

These kits will be available soon to check out from Arlington Hills Library, Riverview Library, or Rondo Community Library with your library card.

Wayfinding kit: for advertising events and meetings
- 1 roughly 24"x36" erasable sandwich board
- 2 small, table top, erasable sandwich boards
- 6  reusable lawn signs

Audio/Visual Kit: For conferences, meetings, and presentations... good for groups up to 50 people
- 1 portable, projector
- 1 portable PA speaker set with wire mic, gaffers tape and adapter, extension cords 

Translator Kit: for meetings, conferences, events, presentations
- 1 transmitter with headset mic
- 12 receivers with earphones
- 1 carry case with charging dock 

Block Party kit: For block parties, markets, events and fairs
(Available at Arlington Hills and Rondo libraries only)
- 1 Water Cooler
- 4 regulation barricades (plastic/lightweight)
- Block Party tent, checked out separately: 10 x 10 ABC canopy tent with weights

This project is by Public Art Saint Paul’s City Artist Amanda Lovelee in collaboration with Saint Paul Public Library and funded by the Knight Foundation.