Share Your Colors

Northfield Arts Guild Folklorico Dancers

On Saturday, July 1, come meet your neighbors at Share Your Colors, a free community event hosted by the Northfield Arts Guild. Two Northfield neighborhoods will transform into hubs of connection and creative expression -- exploring what it means to be “home.” There will be art projects, sidewalk chalk, engaging conversations, dance performances, treats and more! Everyone in Northfield is invited to create and to join the conversation!

This lively event takes place in several different spaces throughout the day. In Downtown Northfield, community members are invited to color the sidewalks with chalk near Bridge Square from 8:45 – 9:30 am.

Then from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, join the fun at the green space outside of Greenvale Park Elementary School, 700 Lincoln Parkway. Zumba instruction and a performance by the Northfield Senior Center Country Line Dance Group will be included during the event at Greenvale. 

Share Your Colorswill then travel to Jefferson Park, 1581 Jefferson Parkway West, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and includes performances by the Northfield Arts Guild Folklorico Dancers and Northfield Aztec Dance.

“We are facilitating this event because we believe that the arts are a way to bring people together. The arts also give each of us a way to share our own unique story,” explains Executive Director Alyssa Herzog Melby. “We all call this place, Northfield, our home, and we’re excited to connect with our neighbors during the Share Your Colors event.”

In the case of rain, Share Your Colors will move to St. Dominic’s Catholic Church104 Linden St North, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and to the Northfield YMCA, 1501 Honeylocust Dr from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. 

Other groups are encouraged to also perform during the Share Your Colors event.  If interested, contact the Northfield Arts Guild at or 507-645-8877.

 This activity is made possible by the voter of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.