ART GALLERIES & STUDIOS
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to a vibrant visual arts community spread throughout both downtowns and into their surrounding districts. Here are our top art gallery picks for the sister cities, along with a few special nods to hot spots in the ‘burbs.
Crawl into the tree house of your childhood dreams at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The summer exhibit includes 12 unconventional tree houses built by local artists, architects and hobbyists.
The Twin Cities are bursting at the seams with talented local artists and creators. Check out the upcoming art festivals this spring and summer.
Art Resources Gallery has one of the largest and most unique collections of original artwork available in the Twin Cities. With showrooms in International Market Square and the Galleria.
Walk out on the ice to view the eclectic community of art huts, created by local Twin Cities' artists. Don't miss the last weekend of this art experience.
Artspace Jackson Flats in northeast MPLS is an affordable housing project for artists & their families, & is one of the main stops for Art-A-Whirl 2017.
Housed on the ground floor in the Northern Warehouse in Lowertown of St. Paul, AZ Gallery is an artists’ cooperative, owned and run by its members.
Tucked into a quiet residential corner of Minneapolis’ Kenwood district, the glass front of Todd Bockley Gallery provides a snapshot of the folk and native art found within.
Eat, drink and browse for handcrafted artwork at one of the top art fairs in the Twin Cities. Edina Art Fair opens up shop June 2-4.
Fall activities in Minneapolis include Caponi Art Park, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, scenic drives and apple orchards.
The Food Building in northeast Minneapolis will play host to artists such as Kate Burbach, Susan Davies and more during 2017's Art-A-Whirl, May 19-21.
Groundbreaking sculpture and visual art exhibits, live music and a variety of events headline Gallery 13. Its blue neon sign and industrial-chic vibe gives it a uniquely hip status in downtown Minneapolis.
With its main location in St. Paul and an “annex” in the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, Calif., the Grand Hand Gallery specializes in fine American craft and fine art by artists from across the U.S., with a particular focus on artists from Minnesota.
From 1965 to 1988, Camelot Castle was the place to see and be seen. Quail, chicken croquette, Chateaubriand, and its unparalleled duck flamed and carved table-side drew famous visitors and loyal locals alike.
Local artisans and craftspeople will share their goods and talents at Lowertown Pop on April 15th at downtown St. Paul's Union Depot.
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See the frightful, imaginative and intriguing world of Guillermo del Toro on display in At Home With Monsters at Mia through May 28.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art's 18th century view painters and self portrait photographs are only two art exhibits this September.
The stark, crisp white walls at Midway Contemporary Art have served as the backdrop to some of the most challenging modern art of the past decade.
After two years of construction, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden celebrates its grand reopening this Saturday, June 10.
Take a virtual tour of the reopened Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and see iconic pieces such as the Spoonbridge and Cherry, Arikidea, and more.
More than 300 individual pieces of public art (and counting) are on display in Minneapolis alone. Forget your phone and enjoy the views!
If you want to get your fill of about 20 Minnesotan artists at one spot, stop into the Rosalux Gallery…if you can find it. Only open on weekends, the gallery itself is accessed through a rather unassuming door at the side of the Van Buren Building.
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The building housing the local-favorite Soap Factory dates back to 1882, but it became a gallery in the 1980s. Over the near century, it has managed to maintain its bygone aura with exposed brick walls and factory-infused metal girders.
The community Soo Visual Arts Center, or “SooVac” as locals call it, resides in Minneapolis’ residential Lowry Hill East neighborhood. A care-free, laid back vibe is to be had in its outdoor library.
The semi-annual St. Paul Art Crawl comes to St. Paul April 28 through 30, featuring over 300 artists in 17 buildings.
The American Craft Council's major midwest event comes to the St. Paul RiverCentre this weekend and features jewelry, furniture, home decor and more.
The Twin Cities have fun activities for all ages no matter what the weather forecast says.
Five Twin Cities fall festivals throughout the Greater Minneapolis and Saint Paul area. Explore the Halloween capital of the world, BooFest, and more.