The art scene in Northeast Minneapolis continues to grow within its vibrant, welcoming neighborhoods. The annual Art-A-Whirl (AAW) studio event has brought many newcomers and return visitors to an area rich with historical industrial age buildings, many used as artist studios and businesses.
The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) is once again coordinating the annual Art-A-Whirl event, the largest open studio and gallery tour in the country, now in its 15th year.
More than 500 artists will showcase new work in painting, photography, sculpture, mosaics, mixed media, wood, glass, textiles, ceramics, jewelry and more. This self-guided tour allows visitors to meet individual artists and get an up-close-and-personal account of the creative process at work. Artwork is for sale to the public.
The 2010 Artist Directory, available at newsstands throughout the Twin Cities by late April, provides a comprehensive list of participants and includes a detailed map to guide visitors to area studios, galleries and businesses.
May 14th: 5
p.m. to 10 p.m.
Noon to 8 p.m.
Noon to 5 p.m. Free trolley service is provided during Art-A-Whirl to designated locations, and special artist and business organized events take place throughout the weekend.
NEMAA is a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports quality and diverse art resources in Northeast Minneapolis to benefit the community. For more information about NEMAA, Art-A-Whirl and Art-A-Whirl special events, go to www.nemaa.org