Current & Upcoming Events

Open Saturdays

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Open Saturdays photo

Join us each and every week for Open Saturdays as dozens of studios open their doors to the public.

See a list of studios open Saturday, February 6th from 12-4 pm

Bel Canto (Beautiful Song) New Works by Nicholas Harper

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Bel Canto (Beautiful Song) New Works by Nicholas Harper photo

The body of work being presented represents Nicholas’ continued search for the divine and transcendent that lives in each of us. Pitted against a worldly backdrop where all too often emphasis is placed upon the tragedies which humans purposely inflict on one another, as individuals, nations and or organizations, his hope is to find that which elevates and inspires. Through a haunting dark beauty he hopes to find the song of the soul that resides in his self as well as the viewer. By distorting the figure Nicholas hopes to transform the work beyond mere representation of a particular person to a symbolic and allegorical narrative for the soul, it’s connection to the divine and it’s place within our worldly natures.

This body of work is born of charcoal, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, gold leaf, glitter and wax on board.

Opening reception: Saturday January 9th, 2016 from 7:00 to 10:00pm

Show runs through February 6th, 2016

Gallery 427

Kolman & Pryor Present - Wired: Photographs by Christopher Atkins

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Kolman & Pryor Present - Wired: Photographs by Christopher Atkins photo

Minneapolis photographer, Christopher Atkins, opens Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s 2016 exhibition schedule with a collection of images that explore the relationship between light and dark, restlessness and ease, sleep and wakefulness. Titled Wired, the show is Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s first photography exhibition.

Wired runs from January 7 to February 20, 2016 and includes a free opening reception on Saturday, January 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

For a preview of the show, please contact Anita Sue Kolman at or 612-385-4239 or Patrick K. Pryor at or 612-280-7812

“Prairie Visions” By Minnesota Photographer Jon Morris

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

“Prairie Visions” By Minnesota Photographer Jon Morris photo

Icebox Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of black and white photographs of
Northern Iowa by Minnesota Photographer Jon Morris titled “Prairie Visions.”  The
exhibition coincides with the release of a book published by The Iowan Books of the
same title which couples writings of Hamlin Garland with images by Morris.

Exhibit Opens January 30, 2016
Opening time: 6‐9 PM
Show continues through April 30, 2016
Regular Hours: Thursday & Friday 10‐6, Saturday 12‐5 and by appointment.

ICEBOX GALLERY (studio 443)

All Things Kid! Warehouse Sale

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

All Things Kid! Warehouse Sale photo

A Warehouse event featuring some of your favorite Minnesota kid brands – Kiddywampus, O + Ro Soap, Minnebites, Tumblewalla, Cooper & Kid, and Anjee Mai Creations!

10% of sales to benefit the PinkySwear Foundation.

Hosted by Cooper & Kid (studio #263) and Tumblewalla (studio #258) on the 2nd floor.
Click here to view the Facebook event invitation

Bonus – enjoy additional shopping at other open artist studios in the building!

Special deals on all kid items – great for Valentine’s day and helps support kids battling cancer.

Featured Artist

John A. Hasseler

John A. Hasseler

An attention to detail, a love of color and the feel of texture. For those familiar with the jewelry design of John A. Hasseler this is instantly recognizable in his work. John’s unique jewelry designs offer the wearer a way to express themselves as individuals in a mass produced world.

In the 30 years that John has been a goldsmith, silversmith and designer of wearable jewelry art, he has had the pleasure to have designed pieces for clientele from across the globe. Including Queen Nor of Jordan and King Abdullah bin Abdulaz of The United Arab Emirates. In 2009 John created “Cathedra de Luna” ( Chair of the Moon Goddess ) Made of sterling silver & 14 karat rose gold and adorned with diamonds, pearls, garnets and carved moonstone. The piece was donated by John and auctioned at the “Chair Affair” charity auction with the proceeds going to the “Boys and Girls Club” of Rochester, Minnesota.


Two NKB Artists Selected for “Best New Art of 2016”

Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2016

Two NKB Artists Selected for “Best New Art of 2016”

Congratulations to two of our artists, Terri Myers Wentzka and Kristine Fretheim, for being selected as a part of Minnesota Monthly’s “Best New Art of 2016”.

Terri’s piece is called “Not Home” (graphite, charcoal, carbon, and pastel on Arnhem) “Not Home is part of a new series that explores the omnipresence of surveillance in our world, whether by corporations, government, the neighbors, and even the birds and animals that occupy our public spaces—they’re keeping an eye on us, too.”

Kristine’s piece is entitled “Delirious” (watercolor on Arches Hot Press) “Using forms in nature as design elements, I create intricate, abstract watercolors, imbuing my work with a sense of teeming energy and depth that draws the viewer ever further into the picture plane.”

Click here to view the article in it’s entirety

Manager Debbie Woodward Recieves the First “Vision Award”

Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Manager Debbie Woodward Recieves the First “Vision Award”

Recently, we celebrated the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District win the title as the #1 art district in the nation according to a USA TODAY 10Best poll. While at the party, our building manager Debbie Woodward received the first ever “Vision Award” from the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. Debbie has been working hard as building manager for eighteen years. She’s contributed so much to the building and community as a whole and we couldn’t be more proud of her.