Art on a Stick

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Events
Art on a Stick

Northeast Minneapolis Artists at the Minnesota State Fair It’s the end of summer, so that could only mean one thing for Minnesota: The State Fair. When you think of the State Fair, you probably think of fried food (on a stick, of course), big crowds, carnival rides, and maybe live music. However, arguably the best […]

Artist of the Month: Kristen Arden

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Kristen Arden

We are pleased to announce that Kristen Arden is our Artist of the Month! As a metal worker, Kristen creates a variety of sculptures, custom furniture, and installation pieces. With a bachelors in Painting and Drawing and a Masters in Art History, Kristen has an accomplished and diverse background in the arts. Kristen is also […]

Twin Cities Art Events: August 13-14, 2016

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Events
Twin Cities Art Events: August 13-14, 2016

Twin Cities Art Events This weekend hosts several art events across Minneapolis and St. Paul. Several exhibition openings and a summer festival are what’s on the agenda, always with a little something for everybody. Creative Combustion: Exhibition & Book Release August 11, 7:00-11:00pm Exhibited at Gamut Gallery, Ilya Natarius selected 18 creative individuals to trace […]

Mural Monday: Olympics Art Install by JR

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Mural Art, Public Art
Mural Monday: Olympics Art Install by JR

Olympics Art in Rio de Janeiro It’s the start of a new week, so let’s kick it off with a rather timely work of public art. In honor of the Olympic Games opening last week, artist JR completed two giant installations in Rio de Janeiro. Although these pieces are not exactly murals, they function in […]

How Teen Programs in Art Museums Affect Career Outcomes

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in education
How Teen Programs in Art Museums Affect Career Outcomes

A recent study analyzed the way in which intensive teen programs at art museums had effects, if any, on the students in the long-term. The study looked to hundreds of program alumni from museums across the United States, noting the participants’ continued engagement with the arts, professional development, civic engagement, and leadership skills. Room to […]

Art Events: August 4 -7, 2016

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Corporate Art Force, Events
Art Events: August 4 -7, 2016

Minneapolis Art Events Summertime is all about the art fairs with two of the Twin Cities’ biggest – Uptown and Powderhorn – taking place this weekend. The Casket Arts Building is throwing a party for its last First Thursday of the summer, and SooCAV is celebrating 15 years. The Summer Shindig August 4th 5:00-10:00pm Casket […]

Mural Monday: “Henrietta’s Homecoming” by Fin DAC

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Mural Art
Mural Monday: “Henrietta’s Homecoming” by Fin DAC

Mural Monday The 2016 edition of Upfest just wrapped up in Bristol, where Fin DAC created a new mural, titled Henrietta’s Homecoming. For anyone familiar with the artist’s work, this mural would be almost unrecognizable – apart from the painted face mask – as a work by Fin DAC. Known for his realistic stencils of […]

Art Events: July 28 – 31st, 2016

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Events
Art Events: July 28 – 31st, 2016

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 […]

Artist of the Month: Ruth Lais

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Ruth Lais

Wings Artist Highlight: Ruth Lais We are happy to announce that Ruth Lais is our July Artist of the Month! Specializing in mosaic and collage, Ruth is a part of our Wings Program. Her work is always colorful and whimsical – and is bound to bring a smile to your face. We had the opportunity […]

Mural Monday: Pixel Pancho in Berlin

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Mural Art, Public Art
Mural Monday: Pixel Pancho in Berlin

Pixel Pancho recently created a mural in Berlin for One Wall, a project organized by Urban Nation. Intertwined with flowers and vegetation, the diptych mural depicts two of Pixel Pancho’s signature robotic characters. Pixel Pancho’s large-scale work spans two buildings, with each building containing a single portrait. The two portraits and compositions are revered from […]