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May 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NEMAA Presents the 21st Annual Art-A-Whirl
Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over the last 20 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country.
Art-A-Whirl takes place annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May. This event is free and open to the public.
Pick up an Artist Directory and Guide, download the 2016 Art-A-Whirl map, and plan to download the NEW App.
2016 Dates and Hours:
Friday, May 20th – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21st – Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22nd – Noon-5:00 p.m.
View Art-A-Whirl FAQ’s and “How to Whirl” articles with suggestions on how to navigate the event.
2016 Art-A-Whirl promotional video, from Flyover Films.
“20 years of Art-A-Whirl,” animation video by John Akre, Sloppy Films.
View artwork within more than 50 locations throughout Northeast Minneapolis, including studio buildings, art galleries, homes, storefronts, and local businesses.
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 dining guide, and more. Pick up your free copy of the Artist Directory and Guide at the information booths during Art-A-Whirl, or starting in April at the California Building, Casket Arts Building, Keg House Arts Building, Northrup King Building, or Thorp Building in Northeast Minneapolis.
See the work of more than 600 artists in more than 20 mediums including clay, furniture, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and much more.
The artists’ open studio tours may include demonstrations, mini workshops, installations, and special exhibitions. Studio tours offer a great opportunity to ask questions, discuss techniques, experience art first-hand, and purchase unique artwork directly from the artists.
Art-A-Whirl gives you a unique opportunity to meet the artists who make our community so vibrant, and invest in our art community by purchasing artwork that you connect with. Art-A-Whirl also offers you several ways of becoming more involved in the local arts community.