Northeast Minneapolis… home of the largest artist open studio tour in the country

This was the weekend for the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) Art-A-Whirl open studio tour in the Northeast Minneapolis arts district. This great opportunity to tour private art studios and connect directly with the artists included more than 50 locations and 600 artists throughout Northeast Minneapolis. Now in its 21st year, it has grown to become the largest open studio tour in the country!

Art-a-whirl-2016

The Art-A-Whirl celebration now also includes bands and food trucks and breweries, but with 190 artists in the Northrup King Building I still think of that building as the epicenter of the event. People were out in droves crawling the streets throughout NE Minneapolis when we were there on Saturday… not just looking and enjoying the atmosphere but also buying art.

With over 600 artists working in 20 different mediums as diverse as clay, glass, jewelry, furniture, metal, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, tile and more… there is something for nearly every taste and budget… not just for your personal collection but also for great gifts.

A new studio that has great gifts was so filled with visitors when we first stopped that we could hardly see the work for the people. I confess that we have a personal interest in MBMB… MADE BY MICHELLE BRUSEGAARD… her father is a cousin. But don't hold that against her, she does great work! Go for a personal visit or buy her work online at MichelleBrusegaard.com!

Michelle brusegaard-mbmb

Wondering when studios will be open again?  The next big studio tour is Art Attack, which takes place in November. In the meantime, many studios are open First Thursdays and Second Saturdays throughout the year, as well as Saturdays during the holiday season. Looking for something specific? Check out the NEMAA Artist Directory to make direct contact!

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX ResultsSt. Paul and Minneapolis Arts Realtor

The HomesMSP TeamSharleneJohnAngela Minneapolis-St. Paul Realtors

RELATED POSTS

Written By

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

Related Posts

Art-A-Whirl 2011 – largest open studio and gallery tour in the US

Next weekend artists in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District open their studios for their annual Art-A-Whirl spring art crawl. With over 700 artists in 14 square miles and more than 10...

Subscribe to Our Newsletter for Market Updates & Mid-Century Modern Listings

Our weekly HomesMSP Update includes current local market information and a curated list of mid-century modern properties for sale, plus posts from an inspector, a lender, a stager, info about neighborhoods, life in the Twin Cities… even recipes!
Hidden

Blog Categories

Archives

Sharon and John Hensrud

About Us

The HomesMSP Team is committed to meeting you where you are and listening… really listening to understand you so we can use our extensive knowledge of the market and local neighborhoods to give you personalized service.