Embark on an arts adventure! Minneapolis Northwest is mere minutes from the thriving arts scene in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, home to the largest open studio tour in the country, Art-A-Whirl. This event featuring the works of more than 1,000 artists, takes place annually, the third weekend of May, and is free and open to the public.
Paintings, textiles, jewelry, pottery and collages, are just a few of the unique types of art you can explore at artist studios spread out across 25 studio buildings and art galleries. Stop by during open studio times to watch artist demonstrations, mini workshops, installations, and special exhibitions. Studio tours offer a great opportunity to ask questions, discuss techniques, experience art first-hand, and purchase unique artwork directly from the artists.
The Twin Cities is a hotbed of cultural and educational adventures. From history, science and engineering, to art, biology and cultural studies, you’ll find some of the country’s leading and most unique museums within minutes from Minneapolis