Peace Lantern Procession

Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts will lead-free, public, outdoor lantern making workshops for the upcoming Peace Lantern Procession walking through East Phillips and Midtown Phillips neighborhoods. This has been an especially hard year for many, and struggles for inner and outer peace are escalated. The procession is to bring hope and peace to places in need of healing in the neighborhood and into our hearts, to bring light and intentions of peace to this place we live together.

Lantern Making Workshops

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 5:30-7:30pm on the 2600 block of 15th Ave. S.
Saturday, Sept. 19, 1-3pm in the parking lot of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2742 15th Ave. S.

For neighbors that can’t attend the workshops, lantern making kits will be available to pick up on September 19, 1-3pm and online instructions for making lanterns will be available on and Semilla Center’s Facebook page. People are also encouraged to bring lanterns of their own with battery operated light sources. We will provide battery operated tea lights for participants at the workshops and procession.

Peace Lantern Procession

Saturday, Sept. 26, 7:30- 9pm.  The procession will start at the intersection of Longfellow Ave. S. and 28th St. (old Roof Depot site and proposed site of East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm Project.) From there the procession will enter and follow the Midtown Greenway to the exit up onto 18th Ave. S.. The procession will then continue to St. Paul’s Church at 2742 15th Ave. S. where there will be live music and projection onto the church.

For Covid-19 precautions, all participants attending the workshops and procession must wear masks, stay 6-10 feet apart, and are encouraged to wear light colored clothing to be seen in the dark as we walk.

Please send any questions to

These activities are supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board, Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association and East Phillips Improvement Coalition

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