Current & Upcoming Events

Open Saturdays

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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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, November 29th from 12-4 pm

Shifting Horizons New Paintings by Patrick K. Pryor

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Shifting Horizons New Paintings by Patrick K. Pryor photo

Abstract painter and Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist and co-owner, Patrick K. Pryor, extends his investigation into the evolving mysteries of mutable landscapes with an exhibition of new paintings. Shifting Horizons runs from October 31 to November 28, 2015 and includes a free artist reception on Saturday, November 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. During the reception, which takes place during Art Attack, the gallery will also celebrate its 5th anniversary with an ice cream social.

With his new series of paintings, Pryor ventures into a slightly broader color palette and sense of representation with work inspired by Lake Michigan. More specifically, the work reflects his recent visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which President Obama signed into law as a wilderness area on March 13, 2014. “I’ve been visiting the area since childhood,” says Pryor, who grew up in Michigan, “and have recognized a newfound desire to paint the sand dunes because of their shifting, blowing, eroding, desolate beauty and metaphoric capacity to illustrate the ever-changing ever-losing qualities of things we hold dear.”

October 31 – November 28, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, November 7, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.

ARTCRANK Holiday Bike Poster Pop-Up Shop

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ARTCRANK Holiday Bike Poster Pop-Up Shop photo

Bike lovers and poster people, wrap up your holiday shopping at ARTCRANK’s first-ever Holiday pop-up shop — December 3rd, 4th and 5th.

ARTCRANK will feature posters from their 2015 Minneapolis, USA Pro Challenge – Breckenridge, San Francisco, and London shows, as well as prints from their online shop.

All posters are priced at just $40. Poster tubes with free gift-wrapping available.

Thursday, December 3: 5pm– 9pm
Friday, December 4: 5pm– 10pm
Saturday, December 5: 10am – 4pm

This is the first time they’ve ever done a pop-up shop featuring handmade, limited-edition prints by artists from around the U.S. and the U.K. And it’s your last chance to get the posters you might’ve missed. See you there!

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First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, December 03, 2015

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Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists December 3rd, 2015 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.

Upcoming First Thursday in the Arts District dates:
December 3rd l January 7th l February 4th
More about First Thursdays…

Featured Artist

Kathleen Krishnan

Kathleen Krishnan

In Krishnan’s latest series ,Tapestries, wild plants are painted from a rabbit’s eye vantage point which lends an abstract quality to the work. Krishnan says,” I want these paintings to have a strong sense of place, a sculptural light effect and a feeling that you could put your hand right into them.”

In her figurative paintings, she is drawn to the unstated expression of people’s minds by the way they move or the gestures they use, particularly wanting to express the moments between interactions that seem to be introspective.The paintings depict universal themes that pertain to us all.


Lei Yang Recieves Honorable Mention at State Fair

Posted on Friday, September 04, 2015

Lei Yang Recieves Honorable Mention at State Fair

Lei Yang’s watercolor piece ‘‘The Light of Autumn’‘ has received a honorable mention prize for the Minnesota State Fair art competition this year. The piece was sold for $1,800 during the preview night! (Lei & Xin)

Hasseler Makes Art you can Hang out in

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hasseler Makes Art you can Hang out in

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii to the frigid Wisconsin winters, John Hasseler has crafted specialty jewelry art pieces all over the country. Hasseler, a Rochester goldsmith and jewelry maker, went to school in Wisconsin and took jobs on the East Coast before coming to Rochester. He briefly moved to Hawaii, where he refined his skills in a studio built on the side of a lava flow. His clientele has included Queen Noor of Jordan and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of the United Arab Emirates…

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.