this house is not for sale
THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE (THINFS) is a public art project conceived of by artist Witt Siasoco and poet Molly Van Avery, founder of Poetry for People. Utilizing the realty sign as both a symbol for the themes of the project and as a structure for displaying art, poets and Siasoco have created site specific artworks in front yards throughout Minneapolis. THINFS brings together homeowners who purchased a previously foreclosed home with the assistance of the City of Lakes Community Land Trust and artists to think about what it means to acknowledge a home’s history and make a life in the wake of someone else’s loss. We held openings to celebrate the work with the homeonwers' friends and family. The artists worked closely with the CLCLT to identify interested homeonwers. The signs ended up throughout Minneapolis, focused primarily in Central and South Minneapolis.