Local Art Events
The local events this weekend are all about community. From highlighting the creativity of North Minneapolis, to a fun art festival in Loring Park, to an opportunity for sharing art in Northeast (…plus a dog parade), art is helping to develop a sense of community across the city.
FLOW Northside Artscrawl
July 28 – 30th
Image Source: MPLS Art.
2016 marks the 10th year of the FLOW Northside Artscrawl. The 3 day events aims to unite the community and also serves as one of the premier art event of North Minneapolis. The artscrawl is a self-guided tour of studios, galleries, theaters, and other commercial and vacant spaces along a mile and a half of the West Broadway strip. “From b-boys to ballet, graffiti to graphite, rap to rhapsody, fine artist to artisan, practicing to professional,” FLOW offers a diverse and representative assorted of the arts found in the Northside, providing something for any visitor. The weekend will highlight over 100 artists and popups.
West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis
Art Lending Library
July 29th, 5:00-8:00pm
Image Source: MALL.
Hosted at the American Craft Council, the Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL) will have its next lending hours this Friday, where patrons can select from a collection of over 90 artworks. The evening will also feature an interactive installation by Carolina Borja, titled Better a bird in the hand than two in the bush. Borja’s work consists of a papier maché piñata, and the artist will be present during the event to answer questions. Established in 2013, MALL aims to support and promote the the arts through the free lending of artwork. Additionally, MALL hopes to change the outlook of ownership of art: once patrons experience having art in their homes for a brief period of time, they will hopefully be more inclined to buy art in the future.
1224 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Northeast Dog Parade
July 29th, 6:00-9:00pm
Image Source: Northeast Minneapolis.
While it is not exactly an art event, it is still a fun event happening here in Northeast! The annual event will take place down on the riverfront and continue through the business district. There will be treats, vendors, activities, and prizes. Costumes are encouraged!
65 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Loring Park Art Festival
July 30 – 31st
Image Source: MPLS Art.
An annual summer arts events, the Loring Park Art Festival features over 140 artists. In addition to the artist booths, the festival will have strolling musicians, stage performances, food booths, and children’s activities. A variety of mediums will be present – including painting, photography, printmaking, wood, clay, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, glass, ceramic, and mixed-media – with the goal of having something for everyone. Located just outside of downtown Minneapolis, the beautiful Loring park an ideal location for an art festival.
Loring Park, Minneapolis