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A-Mill Artist Lofts Will Again be Open for the 2017 Art-A-Whirl
May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
KIM ESLINGER : Mill City Times : April 24, 2017
Over 70 artists, including residents and their guests, will display throughout the building with a special exhibition by Minneapolis College of Art and Design(MCAD) students in the gallery. In addition, there will be over 20 performing artists live in 3 separate spaces throughout the 3 day event May 19-21.
Patrons are encouraged to explore the open lofts, gallery spaces, dance studio, performance hall and more using A-Mill’s “Come Get Lost In Creative Space” interactive guide. Food and drink will be for sale by Eli’s Food and Cocktail on Friday May 19 and Saturday May 20. A special creative children’s workshop will be hosted from 12-3pm on Sunday May 21 in the performance hall.
About the A-Mill building
Charles Alfred Pillsbury was known as a visionary leader in his industry, constantly rethinking and reinventing processes to become one of the foremost businessmen of his age. One of his great innovations: the idea that an industrial building should be architecturally pleasing.
Designed by prominent Minneapolis architect LeRoy S. Buffington, the Pillsbury A-Mill, located at 315 Main Street SE Minneapolis, is a masterpiece of industrial design that served as the largest flour mill in the world for 40 years. It is one of only three Minneapolis structures designated as a National Historic Landmark (one of only 26 in Minnesota). In fact, the Mississippi River was diverted through the building to provide power during its flour milling days, and water continues to flow underfoot today.