Nick Sinclair and colleagues hosted Lowbrow-High Octane VI in downtown Northfield on Saturday. Division St. between 4th and 2nd was packed with people and appeared to not have enough room for all the vehicles that showed up.
The event included the Lowbrow art show at the NAG, the Rat Rod Magazine booth, music on the outdoor stage at the Contented Cow, and the evening party scene along the Riverwalk.
Nick also pulled together an impressive list of sponsors and collaborating organizations. This event continues to grow each year (this was #6) and has the potential to take over the entire downtown for a three-day weekend.
See my album of 89 photos, the large slideshow (recommended), or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:
Once Nick Sinclair fueled up with some GBM caffeine this morning, he smiled and posed for a photo in front of the Lowbrow-High Octane VI banner on Division St. by the Contented Cow.
No parking on Division from noon on because Nick has influence at Northfield City Hall. This guy could be running for mayor next year so don’t fuck with him.
Here are the details from his Sinclair Hot Rods blogsite:
On September 24th blue collar will descend upon downtown Northfield, Minnesota. Lowbrow – High Octane is an art show, car show and a rock-n-roll show all in one night. The Northfield Arts Guild will be hosting the art show in their gallery located at 304 Division Street S..
For 50 years the Arts Guild has been an important influence in Northfield arts. We are honored they have decided to show some art from a few grease monkeys. The gallery will be showing the art all week, but the big day is the 24th. The gallery will be open from 4-9pm. Come meet a few of the artists, buy some art and eat some free food.
The show is free! Yeah, I said it. FREE.
All makes, years and styles are welcome as long as it’s classic or hot rod. Show up in your Prius and we will charge you! We have 3 blocks of downtown Northfield reserved for your machine. Space is limited so get there at 5pm! Last year we filled our lot in about 20 minutes!
The Contented Cow is the epicenter of loud music, $5 burger plates and PBR specials. The “Cow” is located right next to the Northfield Arts Guild and overlooks the Cannon River. Music will start around 6pm on the outside stage and then the music moves indoors around 9ish. The bands are: Mr. Sticky, Reckless Ones, Violent Shifters and Rifflord!
The entire show is free to attend. The gallery show, car show (spectators and car entries) and the music!
Nick Sinclair had his artwork on display at By All Means Graphics during Friday night’s Art Crawl. When I noticed that the series of four ‘mixed media on wood’ pieces were untitled, I offered to post a photo of them here in hopes that LoGro readers might suggest some names.
For reference, refer to the four as: Left, Left Center, Right Center, Right.
My suggestion for Right Center: The Girls.
Chip DeMann is the new retail store manager for the Northfield Historical Society. I heard him on Wayne Eddy’s KYMN radio show yesterday say that the NHS retail space currently occupied by The Garage and Anthologie will be available at the end of the month.
Dan Iverson has a post on his Anthologie blog saying “As of March 17, 2010, Anthologie will no longer be based out of our offices and gallery at 18 Bridge Square in Northfield. We’re moving 20 miles north to make it easier than before to meet face to face with our clients.”
Nothing yet posted to Nick Sinclair’s Art of Fuel / The Garage blog. Last weekend, Nick held a fundraiser for the HOPE Center at the Faribault Harley-Davidson store. See his blog post on Northfield.org.