Current & Upcoming Events

Holiday Saturdays

Saturday, December 03, 2016 - Saturday, December 17, 2016

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Please join us for a relaxing holiday shopping adventure at the studios and galleries in the Northrup King Building. Find unique gifts and great local art during our Holiday Saturdays on December 3rd, 10th and 17th from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Find a list of the studios and galleries that will be open at

First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, December 01, 2016

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Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists December 1, 2016 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Meet with painters, sculptures, photographers, jewelers, wearable fiber and textile artists, glass blowers, furniture makers, pottery/ceramic artists and more. First Thursday in the Arts District provides an excellent opportunity for conversation with the artists, a chance to find something special for your home or office or to find holiday gifts for the ones you love.

Stop by the Main Entrance for a complimentary cup of hot cocoa with optional marshmallows and whipped cream!

For a list of studios open during First Thursday in the Arts District, December 1st and Holiday Saturdays on December 3rd, 10th and 17th, go to

Featured Artist

Terri Wentzka

Terri Wentzka

Terri Myers Wentzka’s work has been exhibited at numerous local venues including TuckUnder Projects, the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, the Bloomington Art Center, and the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Minnesota Monthly magazine recognized her as an artist to watch in its recent article, “Best Art of 2016.”

Terri’s current artistic practice combines her desire to spotlight things that others might not notice while also incorporating a strong sense of story. Her work reflects upon the omnipresence of surveillance in our world, the real and illusory ways humans and other creatures protect themselves, the glorious indulgences of paranoia, and the mysteries of discarded grocery lists and other scribbled notes.


Artist Leslie Barlow featured on MN Original

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

Artist Leslie Barlow featured on MN Original

Oil Painter, Leslie Barlow (Studio 244), explores multiculturalism, identity and the idea of “otherness” through the uses of figure and narrative elements. View the MN Original segment on Leslie Barlow here:

Artist Maggie Thompson featured on MN Original

Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2016

Artist Maggie Thompson featured on MN Original

Maggie Thompson was recently featured on public television’s MN Original. Thompson uses textiles to create knitwear and fine art projects exploring themes of identity and grief. Her Native American ancestry is central to much of Maggie’s work. Recent fine art works address the idea of Native authenticity and what it means in contemporary society.

Maggie Thompson is described as one of the most important Native artists making some of the strongest contemporary Native art in the nation today. Find out more about Maggie Thompson’s work at