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Art-A-Whirl 2016: Recap

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Art-A-Whirl round #21 took place this past weekend, leaving the city of Minneapolis in an art coma. Tens of thousands of visitors poured into the Northeast Arts District, where over 500 artists exhibited their work at over 50 locations (did we mention it’s the largest event of its kind in the country?).  With more art to […]

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Artist of the Month: Mat Ollig

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Often composed of individual paintings pieced together to form a cohesive image, Mat Ollig’s work reflects upon fragmented memories and constructed  narratives. Ollig illustrates ideas and subjects understood by a communal consciousness, retelling the stories of previous generations. By depicting scenes and themes of history, adventure, and innovation, Ollig aims to propel the viewer towards […]

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Art-A-Whirl Music Highlights

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With the weekend of Art-A-Whirl finally here, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District will be in full swing, creating a great opportunity to celebrate local artistic expression. This year marks the 21st celebration of the art festival, all the while remaining the largest open-studio gathering in the United States. The city of Minneapolis is home to […]

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Art Events: May 19-22, 2016

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Local Art-A-Whirl Edition: May 20th -22nd This weekend is the 21st edition of Art-A-Whirl here in Northeast Minneapolis. With countless studios, exhibits, and shows to attend, it would take much more than just a weekend to see all the great events taking place. Below we highlight just three of the weekend’s events that have caught […]

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Art-A-Whirl 2016: Preview

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With 2016 marking its 21st installment, Art-A-Whirl continues to be the headlining art event of Northeast Minneapolis. Organized and presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Art Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour throughout the Northeast Arts District that will host over 50,000 people throughout the 3-day event. As the largest open studio tour in […]

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The Art Force Mural Ride: Preview

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This upcoming weekend, Art Force is hitting the streets for our first Mural Bike Ride. The community bike ride will go through Northeast and North Minneapolis with the opportunity to stop and take pictures at some of our favorites walls. Northeast Minneapolis, home to the city’s thriving arts district, and North Minneapolis contains dozens of […]

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Artist of the Month: Ryan Hughes

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As April come to a close, we are thrilled to announce that Ryan Hughes is our Artist of the Month! A Minneapolis-based painter, Hughes experiments with both figuration and abstraction, blurring the distinction between reality and imagination. Often presenting objects in isolation, Hughes invites the viewer to challenge the familiar while simultaneously exploring the unknown. […]