the neighborhood garage tour
what it's all about...
The Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour is Off-Leash Area's grass-roots, community-building program that each fall brings professional, family friendly contemporary dance & theater directly into neighborhoods across the Twin Cities & 7-county area.
It all began in 2003 when co-directors Jennifer and Paul stepped into the garage of their new home in South Minneapolis and had their Mickey Rooney Judy Garland moment, and thought - "Wow! We could do shows in here!"
And so they did!
By being invited by homeowners to bring our work directly into neighborhoods, and with our "suggested donation" admission policy, we overcome financial and geographic barriers to accessing our work, and more and more Minnesotans can participate in the arts.
So far nearly 3,500 Minnesotans have been to the Annual Neighborhood Garage Tours!