Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Blog: 100 Date Ideas in Minneapolis/St. Paul - Arts & Culture

91. Visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art with your significant other and discover the talent of many great artists together. This art museum has three floors of nearly 900 American and European works that date back to the fourteenth century to the present year. If you don’t get through it all, you can always come back for another date – it’s FREE.

92. Get crafty together at Color Me Mine. This art studio provides a fun space to relax with each other and paint a unique design on a bowl, vase or plate. 

93. Discover the world of contemporary art with your date at the Walker Art Museum. Venture outside to explore new attractions or take a tour of the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens. Here you can take funny photos together with the famous Cherry & Spoon sculpture.

94. Take the time to explore the largest open door studio tour in the country with your date. Every summer Art-A-Whirl allows you to walk through 60 local art studios, interact with artists, ask questions about how their piece of art was created and more. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy Minneapolis’ great art scene.

95. If you and your date enjoy movies, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival is a must. This festival offers regular screening times of the year’s best classic, independent, contemporary, local, national and international films. Afterwards, walk around the Stone Arch Bridge area for a glimpse of Minneapolis’ romantic city lights.

96. Travel around the area with your date in search of famous Minneapolis-St. Paul sculptures and public art. Make it fun by creating a treasure hunt and take a photo at each location. Some locations could include Mary Tyler Moore, the Peanuts characters, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and many colorful murals.

97. You may not realize this but the Minneapolis area is known for its MANY art festivals. Take your date to the art fair at Maple Grove Days, the Uptown Art Fair, the Stone Arch Bridge Festival or an art crawl. Each event is unique with food, music and entertainment.

98. If you and your date are theatrical enthusiasts, then the Minnesota Fringe Festival is a must-attend event. This two week festival of live stage performances gives you two the chance to see something new, unique or just out-of-the-box.  Choose from theater, dance, performance art, puppetry, spoken word and storytelling. 

99. The Maple Grove Arts Center has many shows throughout the year featuring works of art from local and regional artists.

100. Inside a striking stainless steel and brick building is the Weisman Art Museum. You and your date can spend time learning about early twentieth-century American artists, such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley, plus ceramics and contemporary art.

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#41-50 | Theatre
#51-60 | Sports
#61-70 | Fairs & Festivals
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#81-90 | Amusement
#91-100 | Arts & Culture

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