Twelve converted warehouse buildings housing hundreds of artist studios will throw their doors open to the public in a culture-filled weekend showcasing paintings, photography, pastels, sculptures, jewelry, fabric art, woodworking, metalworking, furniture, glass works and performance art. Dozens of private galleries, shops and churches will also participate.
This year Art-A-Whirl planners have decided to hand out “passports” that you can get punched when you visit various Art-A-Whirl locations. Get three punches on your passport and you can enter the raffle for some great art prizes. There will also be a silent auction, giving you a chance to bid on the works contributed by more than 100 Art-A-Whirl artists.
Great art deserves to be accompanied by great food, and Northeast has some of the best restaurants in Minneapolis. Have lunch at the Modern Café, Holyland, or The Anchor Fish & Chips , or buy your sandwich fixings at the Eastside Co-op. Have dinner at the Red Stag Supper Club, Erte, or The Sample Room.
Here is some basic information—for more details, contact NEMAA
Friday, May 18: 5 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 19: noon to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 20: noon to 5 p.m.
Architectural Antiques Building: 1330 Quincy Street NE
California Building: 2205 California Street NE
Casket Arts Building: 681 17th Ave NE
Carriage House at Casket Arts: 1720 Madison Street NE
Grain Belt Warehouse & Grain Belt Bottling House: 77 & 79 13th Ave NE
Keg House Arts Building: 34 13th Ave NE
Northrup King Building: 1500 Jackson Street NE
Q.arma Building: 1224 Quincy Street NE
Solar Arts Building: 711 15th Ave NE
Thorp Building & Central Business Center: 1618 & 1620 Central Ave NE
Van Buren Building: 1400 Van Buren Street NE
Waterbury Building: 1121 Jackson Street NE
Art galleries, private studios, banks, shops and churches throughout Northeast
The Silent Auction will run during the entire weekend, until 3 pm on Sunday, at the Northrup King Building, third floor Gallery #332. Over 100 artists will contribute works for the auction.
Enter the raffle by picking up your Art-A-Whirl Passport at special locations. Get it punched three times (at three Art-A-Whirl locations) and you can enter the raffle. You can also purchase raffle tickets at the raffle table in the Northrup King Building, third floor Gallery #332.
Free trolley rides will depart from Grain Belt studios and make stops approximately every three blocks. A complete loop takes about 25 minutes.
Modern Café: 337 13th Avenue NE (612) 378-9882
Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Avenue NE (612-767-7766)
The Sample Room: 2124 Marshall Street NE (612-789-0333)
Sip Coffeebar: 34th Avenue NE (612-331-1686)
The Anchor Fish & Chips: 302 13th Ave NE (612-676-1300)
Holyland Bakery & Deli: 2513 Central Ave NE (612) 781-2627
Eastside Food Co-op: 2551 Central Ave NE (612) 788-0950