- Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) is proud to present the 17th annual Art-A Whirl May 18 - 20, 2012 in Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota. Art-A-Whirl has become the largest open studio tour in the country. Over 400 NEMAA Members display their artwork in
over 50 locations throughout Northeast Minneapolis, including studio buildings, art galleries, homes, storefronts, businesses, and restaurants. Art-A-Whirl provides an opportunity to tour private artist studios, ask questions, discuss techniques, experience art first-hand, and purchase unique artwork directly from the artists, all while enjoying the Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood.
NEMAA will launch its new website just in time for Art-A-Whirl. The website will include a mobile friendly site, enabling visitors to easily gain access to Art-A-Whirl information. Updated trolley route schedule and route with
designated stops brings visitors to various Art-A-Whirl destinations in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. New listing of Art-A-Whirl Artists sorted by location in the printed Artist Directory. Art-A-Whirl 2012
Friday, May 18: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 19: NOON to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 20: NOON to 5:00 PM Outdoor Art-A-Whirl Information Booths, both located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District
1. 13th Ave. NE and Marshall St. NE (In parking lot next to Grain Belt Studios)
2. Quincy St. NE and Broadway St. NE (On Quincy, next to Minneapolis Public
Schools buildings) Plan your visit!
Plan your visit with NEMAA's Artist Directory and Guide,
which includes information about the NEMAA artists, a map of Northeast Minneapolis and the Art-A-Whirl locations, a calendar listing of studio events in NE Minneapolis, a dining guide, and more. Pick up your free copy of the Artist Directory and Guide at the information booths during Art-A-Whirl, or at the California Building, Casket Arts Building, Keg House, Northrup King Building, or Thorp Building beginning April 20. FREE Art-A-Whirl Trolley
There will be free trolleys running during Art-A-Whirl hours, and will make stops at Art-A-Whirl locations throughout the NE Minneapolis Arts District. A full loop takes approximately 25 minutes. See the Art-A-Whirl map to view the trolley route, stops, and schedule. NEMAA Art-A-Whirl Silent Auction Fundraiser
Northrup King Building 3rd Floor Gallery, #332
Free and open to the public, open during Art-A-Whirl hours.
Auction closes at 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 20.
View and bid on over 100 pieces of art, gift certificates, unique experiences, gift baskets, and more. Artwork labels include the Artists' Art-A-Whirl location so visitors can locate the Artist on the Art-A-Whirl map if they wish to see more
of the Artists' artwork. Proceeds support NEMAA's mission, members, and Art-A-Whirl. Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association is a fiscal year 2011 recipient of a Minnesota Festival Support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. ABOUT NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS ARTS ASSOCIATION
The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that works to build a more vibrant, diverse and economically healthy community through the arts. Our vision is to support a community where artists can live, work, and showcase their art. And our mission is to promote connections between individuals, businesses and artists for the collective benefit of our community. Founded by a small collective of artists in 1995, today NEMAA has more than 600 members, and is proud to sponsor Art-A-Whirl - the largest annual open artist studio tour in the U.S.