Lowertown First Fridays: Handsome Hog

Come to Handsome Hog on December 7 from 5pm–9pm and warm up with a hot toddy and some spicy southern-contemporary cuisine while you peruse beautiful works by local artists Contact Alex Narva at artbyalexnarva@gmail.com or Annika Leiknes at annika.pb.design@gmail.com with any questions, or find more info at the Facebook event page. ___________________________________________________________________ ARTISTS AT HANDSOME HOG: … [ Read more]

Frontside 180: JXTA Arts turning vacant lot into a youth-designed art plaza and skatepark

At the corner of Emerson and Broadway in North Minneapolis lies a small vacant lot in an otherwise bustling neighborhood. Though it may look empty and idle, the site is actually in the midst of a radical metamorphosis from a gravel lot into a youth-designed art plaza and skatepark. Previously the home of youth arts organization Juxtaposition … [ Read more]

Holiday Market at the Schmidt

Local artists are bringing their talents to the historic Schmidt Brewery for the annual holiday market. The market will run November 23 from 10am–6pm, November 24 from 10am–6pm, and November 25 from 10am–2pm. No admission fee. The holiday market will be anchored by the Landmark Gallery Show “Sculpt, Weave & Etch” featuring four artists. Maggie … [ Read more]

Creators Space: Dark Arts Festival

Creators Space and Mrakmur present: DARK ARTS FESTIVAL This event is inspired by dark markets and festivals in Europe, such as Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. The Dark Arts Festival is a great way to showcase the artistic talent of those who identify their work with the aesthetics of dark culture and work with the following, but … [ Read more]

A lesson in drag at Guthrie Theater

It takes more than putting on a dress and squeezing into nylons and high heels to be a true drag queen. You have to know the history of it, the community of it, the art of it. You have to know who you are and who you’re hoping to become. You have to commit to … [ Read more]

Hive Minds: How bees are inspiring food purveyors, artists, and policy wonks

Rawest Form of Honey Making a Comb-Back From peanut butter toast for breakfast to a hot toddy for breakf… a nightcap, a drizzle of honey makes everything better. And while local honey farmers have built a cottage industry around that spoonful of sugar, one farm is harvesting something a little less refined. Ames Farms is … [ Read more]

St. Patrick’s Paint-a-Pint

Raise your cup in toast for Ireland and paint your own festive pint glass to celebrate the holiday where everyone is a little bit Irish. Potekglass will demonstrate the techniques and safety of working with glass paint and provide some tasty beer to drink (ages 21+). There are several leprechaun, shamrock, and other templates to … [ Read more]

January Paint and Brew

Tin Whisker’s is ready for the first Paint and Brew of 2018! Bring your mom, grandpa, cousin, or a friend, and show off your skills in a class guided by our very own Tom and Terri Moriarty. Buy 4 or more tickets at one time and get 15 percent off! Your ticket includes: – 1 … [ Read more]

String Art Pint Glass Class

It’s about to get real cold outside, which means it’s the perfect time to get crafty with a beer. Bring your artsy side and a hammer, grab a pint of beer, and make a masterpiece! Our instructor will walk you through creating your string art project from start to finish. One pint or flight of … [ Read more]

Minneapolis Art Lending Library’s Winter Lending Hours

Come to the Logan Recreation Center on January 19 from 5pm-8pm to browse our collection of 110 original artworks. Once you find one that you love, we will check it out for you. Then it’s yours to display in your home or office for three months, free of charge! If you are a first-time borrower, … [ Read more]

The Soap Factory 2.0: Renovation to add more artist space and restaurant to Minneapolis art venue

A daring, innovative Minneapolis art space is soon to rejuvenate its artistic game. Starting late September, The Soap Factory will update its 130-year-old industrial building with a $6.2 million dollar building improvement project. The renovation of the 52,000-square-foot space, once home to the National Purity Soap Factory, includes a top-to-bottom upgrade—the new Soap Factory will offer … [ Read more]

The Dark Arts: Graffiti walks the line between petty vandalism and complex art form

Provocative bursts of bold colors. Wild, distorted lettering. An urban canvas full of lines, shape, and form, soon to be wiped away—reconditioned to a beige, gray, or whitewashed surface. It’s the nature of the art—atypical, public, transient. It’s graffiti. [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”35969″ align=”right” info_text=”Advertisement” info_text_position=”above” font_color=”#6d6d6d” font_size=”13″ padding=”10″ background_color=”#ffffff” border=”2″ border_color=”#878787″] But is it art? Building … [ Read more]

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For Art’s Sake: What the average Minnesotan stands to lose if NEA funding is cut

The budget battles over federal funding for cultural programs and organizations have tangible, pressing implications for the cultural economy and community access to the arts in Minnesota. [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”35969″ align=”right” info_text=”Advertisement” info_text_position=”above” font_color=”#6d6d6d” font_size=”13″ padding=”10″ background_color=”#ffffff” border=”2″ border_color=”#878787″] If your kids got to see “The Sneetches” at the Children’s Theatre through a field trip at … [ Read more]

Water is Life: Northern Spark builds on last year’s theme with an art festival along the Green Line

Water is Life” became the rallying cry of the water protectors trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, and now those words flow between St. Paul and Minneapolis via the Green Line train. Andrea Carlson’s colorful train-wrap design, which reads “Mni Wiconi” (water is life, in Dakota) on one side and “Nibi … [ Read more]

Minnesota Marine Art Museum unveils three notable acquisitions

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located along the Mississippi River in Winona, Minnesota, added to its already surprising collection of water-inspired art from world-renowned artists this weekend. Three paintings were unveiled to a room full of museum members and donors, Winona Daily News reports. The first painting was “Spring on the Hori River Overlooking Steckborn” (1946) by Otto Dix, a … [ Read more]