May
18
to May 20

Art-A-Whirl 2018 at Chowgirls Lounge

  • Solar Arts by Chowgirls (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ready for a *new* kind of Art-A-Whirl experience?

>>>>> HANG OUT IN OUR MOD LOUNGE SPACE <<<<<

3rd floor - Solar Arts Building
Friday, May 18th - 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19th - Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20th - Noon-5:00 p.m.

YOU'RE INVITED TO SIT - RELAX - EAT - DRINK - CHAT - BROWSE - SHOP - PARK THE KIDS

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Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Lolo & Co Green Acres Spring Show

I'm taking my Artifacts on a little road trip to the south west metro!  Look out Eden Prairie this event will have crafters, homemakers and ME! There will be food trucks and I will be showing inside a beautiful rustic barn.  Lots of fun shopping here!

Green Acres Event Center 14150 Pioneer Trl, Eden Prairie MN 55347

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Lowertown POP!

We Pop up. You Pop in. 
Pop in, shop, support our charity and the MN maker community!

The 3rd Annual Lowertown Pop is a Minnesota pop-up maker market and charity/crowdsourcing fundraiser hosted at Union Depot.

100% of ticket sale proceeds ($8 advance, $10 at door) for Lowertown Pop will be donated to Walk Talk Connect (50%) and one Minnesota Maker (50%). 

WalkTalkConnect is non-profit dedicated to raising awareness, and fundraising, for organizations working tirelessly on medical research, and patient rehabilitation, for those suffering the effects of rare brain & spinal cord tumors affecting the central nervous system. The founder of WTC is a survivor of this form of cancer and is also the Maker of NelliDesigns.

The Ring Toss Twins will be spinning vinyl for your musical enjoyment!

Our growing list of makers, including:

Artifacts of Joy
NelliDesigns
Essence One, LLC
Aprilierre
Moxie Malas
My Side of the Garage
Embellish
Muddy Mouth Cards
Stella + Poppy
Desdamona Doolittle's Trash to Treasure Leather
EverArt Designs
Little Ren CreationsMezame Designs
MN Wellness Connection
Element Ayurvedic Apothecary
212 west
SS Baits Co
Fast Mary's
5 Infused Vodka
Bare Naked Soap Company
Erica Williams Illustration + Design
Steady Ceramics
Shaka Attack
Pears On Print
RiverBird
Refinds.co
Inclusivi-Tee
Sassy Farmgirl Soaps by Olivia
Whatnot Boutique
WKSdesigns
Excelsior Candle Company
Lucid Wood
Rachel Vitko Pottery
The Vintage Studio
Heavenly Treats
Crooked Water Spirits
Heather's Dirty Goodness, Inc.
Groveland Confections
Mia Fascino Jewelry
Sissi & Co.
Life's Pure Balance
Kate Pearce Studio
Mousework Glass
LES Bags
Radiate Activewear
nest PURE
Cooper and Kid
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Karen Morris Millinery
Nordic Waffles
Vandalia Glassworks

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Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

Feminist Day Night Market

Join The Coven and Still Kickin’ on Thursday, March 8th from 5-10PM for a fun evening featuring more than 50 of Minnesota’s most talented women makers and businesses.

The FeMNist Day 2018 Night Market will be held in the historic Grain Belt Bottling House in NE Minneapolis. It’s a family event, so feel free to bring your baby feMNists!

Parking will be available in the lot off of Marshall St. and 13th Ave. Admission is free. And because everyone loves a good photobooth, our friends from Selfie and Co. will be there to capture the perfect pic.

Details 

Date: March 8 

Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Category: MN NOW

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1783206105084309/

Venue 

Grain Belt Bottling House

79 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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Nov
19
9:00 AM09:00

Craft'za

Craft'za is a juried market for handmade goods, with an exciting new format in 2017. For the first time Craft'za is two unique events in one weekend! Join us on Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19, from 10 AM to 4 PM both days. Each day features a totally different lineup of 60 artists (120 total)!

YOU'LL FIND ME ON SUNDAY @ ARTIFACTS OF JOY

As always, artists are hand-selected through a jury process for a wide range of products and price points. Enjoy shopping and meet with local makers indoors at the Grain Belt Bottling House, along with food trucks and other creative activities. Free admission.

Grainbelt Bottling House 79 Thirteenth Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN, 55413

FOOD TRUCKS

Saturday: Butcher Salt & Gastrotruck

Sunday: Simply Steve's & Potter's Pasties

LIVE MUSIC ON SUNDAY

  • Dan Israel (11am to noon)
  • Katy Vernon (12:30 to 2:30)

Sunday, Nov. 19

a.m. soap

Amber McDowell

Aprilierre

Artifacts of Joy

Avant Garden Studio

Babes in Stitches

Bare Naked Soap Company

Becka Rahn

Bound to be Creative

Bruno Press

Chris Lyons

Cindy Lindgren

Cody Bartz Design Co.

Couch Skinner

Dottir Jewelry

Drama Llama

Elixery

Emma Freeman Designs

Empowered Percussion Cajon Drums

Florence Oliver/Friends of Bigfoot

Forefolk Studio

Geekiana

Handmade by Kristina

it's just a hat

Jake Haselman

Kaleidoscope Kitty

kel thielen / imageandobject

kiki b omi designs

Larissa Loden

Leesha's Lacquer

Lonny Unitus

Loudmoon

Makin' It Mama

Mandy by Mandy Handmade Jewelry

Mayana Chocolate

Melinda Wolff

mes tous petits

Mike Welton Fine Art

Mirasol Farm Organics

My Bit of Wonder

My Sunshine Studio

nBaxter Pottery

Open Cupboard Designs

Quimsy

S.S. Baits Co.

Scrappy Products

ShellySellsSeaShellsbytheSeaShore

Son of Nels

Squirrel!

Strey Designs

sudify jewelry

The Little Library

TRUE ETHIC

ttBird Designs

Whitecap Creative

Wooden Spoon Editions

Wooly Sheep Dots

Wooly Wearables/Marvelous Melissa

Zarooka Candle Co

Zeichen Press

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Nov
12
9:00 AM09:00

Linden Hills Holiday Market

Minneapolis Craft Market and Linden Hills Farmers Market have come together to host the very best craftspeople, artisan food producers, and ready-to-eat food makers the North has to offer. Guests will be able to shop a fabulous and well-rounded selection of over 60 different vendors every Sunday. 

The market will take place in the greenhouses at Sunnyside Gardens alongside their huge Christmas tree lot, making it the Twin Cities' most charming one-stop shop for unique holiday gifts, decadent gourmet treats, and winter home and garden decor.

Sunnyside Gardens Greenhouse 3723 44th St | Minneapolis, MN

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Dec
18
10:00 AM10:00

Linden Hills Holiday Market 3

This is my last show of the season!  Come out and visit me!  There is sure to be new creations at this show.

INFO: We're joining forces to host the Twin Cities' most charming one-stop shop for unique holiday gifts, decadent gourmet treats, and winter decor. Minneapolis Craft Market is coordinating all craft vendors, and Linden Hills Farmers' Market is coordinating all food vendors.

The market will take place in the greenhouses at Sunnyside Gardens in Linden Hills, and is covered and heated. This gives us all the festive fun of an outdoor holiday market without the unpredictable weather issues! Along with ready-to-eat treats and beverages, you can pick up your holiday table staples straight from local restaurants and food producers, beautiful handmade gifts from local artisans, and Sunnyside Gardens will have their lot full of fresh local Christmas trees, wreaths, and winter home decor.

3723 44th St W Minneapolis MN 55410

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Sample Night Holiday Show

Sample Night Live is dedicated to connecting high quality artists with new audiences. It’s been called “art in a trial size,” “bite-sized art” and, even, “a smorgasbord of art teasingly proffered like theatrical channel surfing.” However you choose to describe it, the concept of Sample Night Live is simple: Create a place where gifted artists can offer a preview of their work, and where audiences can sample a wide array of Twin Cities arts offerings with a single ticket to see what might interest them for their next big night out.

Description

Sample the best Theater, Classical Music, Dance, Novelty Performers (Escape Artists, Magicians, Light Bulb Eaters, etc.), Vocalists, Puppetry, Wonder Kids, Stand-up Comedy, Improv, Jazz, Independent Film, Poetry Slammers, Performance Artists, Local Bands and a lobby full of the cities best artists selling pint sized art pieces for your holiday shopping delight!

General Information

Shows the first Wednesday: Act I (G-rated) at 7 p.m., Act II (Unrated) at 8:15 p.m. — all tickets good for either act or both.

Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
Landmark Center Basement, 75 West Fifth Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

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Dec
4
10:00 AM10:00

Linden Hills Holiday Market 2

I'm so excited to participate in the Minneapolis Craft Market's Holiday shows!  I'll be sharing a space with the delightful LolaMade Monsters!  Come check out all the art to make you happy!

INFO: We're joining forces to host the Twin Cities' most charming one-stop shop for unique holiday gifts, decadent gourmet treats, and winter decor. Minneapolis Craft Market is coordinating all craft vendors, and Linden Hills Farmers' Market is coordinating all food vendors.

The market will take place in the greenhouses at Sunnyside Gardens in Linden Hills, and is covered and heated. This gives us all the festive fun of an outdoor holiday market without the unpredictable weather issues! Along with ready-to-eat treats and beverages, you can pick up your holiday table staples straight from local restaurants and food producers, beautiful handmade gifts from local artisans, and Sunnyside Gardens will have their lot full of fresh local Christmas trees, wreaths, and winter home decor.

3723 44th St W Minneapolis MN 55410

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Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Black Friday Craft Crawl in Northeast Minneapolis

I am excited for you to join me at the first annual Black Friday Craft Crawl at 6 Northeast Breweries. I will be showing at Northgate Brewery: 783 Harding St NE Minneapolis MN 55413.  The other breweries on the crawl are: Dangerous Man, Fair State, Indeed, 612, and Insight.  There will be a bus to take participants from pub to pub. I can't imagine a better way to spend black Friday, can you?

http://www.northgatebrew.com

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Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Linden Hills Holiday Market 1

I'm so excited to participate in the Minneapolis Craft Market's Holiday shows!  I'll be sharing a space with the delightful LolaMade Monsters!  Come check out all the art to make you happy!

INFO: We're joining forces to host the Twin Cities' most charming one-stop shop for unique holiday gifts, decadent gourmet treats, and winter decor. Minneapolis Craft Market is coordinating all craft vendors, and Linden Hills Farmers' Market is coordinating all food vendors.

The market will take place in the greenhouses at Sunnyside Gardens in Linden Hills, and is covered and heated. This gives us all the festive fun of an outdoor holiday market without the unpredictable weather issues! Along with ready-to-eat treats and beverages, you can pick up your holiday table staples straight from local restaurants and food producers, beautiful handmade gifts from local artisans, and Sunnyside Gardens will have their lot full of fresh local Christmas trees, wreaths, and winter home decor.

3723 44th St W Minneapolis MN 55410

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Nov
4
to Nov 6

Art Attack 2016!

I'm beyond thrilled to jump back into the art scene with True Ethic in the Nothrup King Building Studio 238 for their biggest annual show ART ATTACK!

Save the dates for Art Attack 2016 —- It’s About Peace and Love

Friday, November 4th – 5:00-10:00 pm
Saturday, November 5th – Noon – 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 6th – Noon – 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun filled weekend and an opportunity to browse and buy art from the private studios of over 250 painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, jewelers, clothing designers, textile artists, glass blowers, ceramists, custom furniture makers and more at the Northrup King Building.

Saturday, November 5th the Northrup King Building is joining forces with Simply Jane/ Artable to create a large 1960’s style Peace and Love mural. We encourage you to participate in painting the mural or to paint your own 6” x 6” canvas and share the peace and love.
A live performance by musician, Mare Lennon, will bring us back to the music of the Beatles, Carol King and Joanie Mitchell.

1500 Jackson St. NE Suite 238 Minneapolis MN 55413

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May
5
2:30 PM14:30

Art-A-Whirl 2016 - Lauren Strom in the Community Keg House

I'm taking my inspirational little art pieces and a few large abstracts (and a few other lovely art projects) to the Community Keg House for Art-A-Whirl weekend this year.  I'll have a bit of art showcased on the wall as well as a booth space in the entry way for the smaller pieces.  Please come have a beer with me!  Check out the new art.  It gets to be more of a challenge every year to create art with a toddler at my feet and a preschooler hanging around my neck (literally as I write this).  Love you all!!  I hope to see you!!

2016 Dates and Hours:

Friday, May 20th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday,  May 21st -  Noon-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 22nd -   Noon-5:00 p.m.

Community Keg House : 34 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

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Art-A-Whirl 2015 - Waterbury Building
May
15
to May 17

Art-A-Whirl 2015 - Waterbury Building

This year I'm honored to spend Art-A-Whirl weekend in the Geekiana Studio.  Art-A-Whirl is the most thrilling and anticipated event of the year.  I'm excited to present a new series of large scale brightly colored abstract paintings.  Standing in the room with these pieces will brighten your entire weekend.  Furthermore I have a sweet little line of original geometric abstract paintings on wood slices.  They are simple, incredible and lovely.  I can't wait to share my new creations with you!

May 15 - 17, 2015
Waterbury Building Studio 117 1121 Jackson St NE Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota

Friday, May 15th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday,  May 16th -  Noon-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 17th -   Noon-5:00 p.m.

 

Art-A-Whirl is FREE and open to the public.

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Jun
18
to Jun 30

DancingFork Team Grows

June 18, 2014 I'm due to add another team member to my art production family.  This team member is destined to be as distracting and self-involved as the one I added in 2011 and I couldn't be more excited about having another baby.  Wish me luck in the making-art-happen department!  But in the end, I'm an artist; and an artist makes art even if it means painting with a baby in my arms and a toddler in my hair.  It'll be a messy and wonderful summer.

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Art-A-Whirl
May
16
to May 18

Art-A-Whirl

2014 Dates and Hours:

Friday, May 16th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday,  May 17th -  Noon-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 18th -   Noon-5:00 p.m.

Visit me in DancingFork Studio 314 CasketArts Building 681 17th Ave NE Mpls 55413

Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork.  Art-A-Whirl takes place annually in Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May. This event is free and open to the public.  

Tour more than 70 locations throughout Northeast Minneapolis, including studio buildings, art galleries, homes, storefronts, businesses, and restaurants.

Plan your visit with NEMAA's Artist Directory and Guide, which includes information about the NEMAA artists, a map of Northeast Minneapolis and the Art-A-Whirl locations, a dining guide, and more. Pick up your free copy of the Artist Directory and Guide at the information booths during Art-A-Whirl, or starting in April at the California BuildingCasket Arts BuildingKeg House Arts BuildingNorthrup King Building, or Thorp Building in Northeast Minneapolis.

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Unglued: Craft Fest 2014
Feb
21
to Feb 22

Unglued: Craft Fest 2014

Unglued: Craft Fest is an inspired day of creative fun and celebration – and taking care of that cabin fever in February!  We feature about 65 carefully curated modern handmade makers, artists, and crafters at the Plains Art Museum along with free workshops for kids and adults, live music, free gallery admission, and more fun in the dead of winter!

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Art LOVE February Open Studio
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Art LOVE February Open Studio

The first Thursday of every month the Casket Arts Building throws open it's doors for show-and-tell.  Come by to peek into the lives of you favorite local artists, ask questions, order commissions and hang out.  We love to see you!  Dancingfork Studio 314 is waiting for your visit!

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Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

6th Annual Crafts and Cocktails Holiday Sale

Who wants to drink alcohol while they shop?! The answer is always, "I do". Come on down to Clubhouse Jager December 7th from 11-5. We have another great lineup of local artisans selling their wares. We will have snacks and hot cider if you aren’t the drinking type. There is something for everyone on your list. We have a lot of great stuff again this year including pottery, jewelry, baby stuff, kids stuff, woodworking, blown glass, yarn craft, geekery, plushies, and more.

It’s time to drink and make excellent gift purchasing decisions!  Come on out to the 6th annual Crafts and Cocktails Holiday Sale at Clubhouse Jager.

When:  December 7th from 11am-5pm

Where: Clubhouse Jager 923 Washington Ave N. Minneapolis Warehouse District

We have lots of great artists again this year selling their wares.  Pick up a bloody and peruse the great selection.  There is something for everyone on your list.  Artists include:

Jen Hanlon Ash: http://www.jenhanlonash.com/

Jessica Scott: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SKULLbunz

Kitty Sobers: https://www.facebook.com/Kitty.Paws.and.Effect

Klye Pitts: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PittsLeatherCo

Sarah Simpson: http://www.getagrippottery.com/

Priscilla Priebe: http://www.pirksoap.com/

Becca Leathers: https://www.etsy.com/shop/knitnax

Nicole Fierce: http://fiercedesignstudio.wordpress.com/

Lauren Strom: http://laurenstrom.com/

Jeni Raddatz Clothing

and More!

Hope to see you all there!  Always a great time and plenty of parking.  Free Hot Cider!

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Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

KBEM Gallery Grooves Open Studio

Gallery Grooves with Kevin Barnes & KBEM Jazz 88.5
will be joining us for First Thursday at Casket Arts, December 5. Kevin Barnes will be here and will be bringing a lot of KBEM listeners with him. There will be a donation bar benefiting East Side Neighborhood Services featuring beer from Indeed Brewing and staffed by the Red Stag Supperclub. The Gastro Truck will also be at Casket Arts for the event. A great chance to meet local artists, walk through the studios and socialize with other supporters of local art and music.
Check out their Facebook sites:

KBEM-FM
Casket Arts

East Side Neighborhood Services
Red Stag Supperclub
Indeed Brewing Company
Gastrotruck

 

The first Thursday of every month the Casket Arts Building throws open it's doors for show-and-tell.  Come by to peek into the lives of you favorite local artists, ask questions, order commissions and hang out.  We love to see you!  Dancingfork Studio 314 is always waiting for your visit!

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Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Sample Night Live Holiday Show

At the History Theater // 30 East 10th Street, St. Paul, MN

Hosted by Greta Grosch

In the Lobby
Anna Miller, Philip Noyed, Lauren StromBrenda Manthe, Debra James, Melanie Buchholz, Angela Kuyper, Artist Mercantile, The PizPor Comedy Magic Show

On Stage

Act I - G-Rated - 7 p.m.

Rince na Chroi (Traditional Irish Dance)
Thomasina Petrus (Vocalist)
Greg Herriges (World Music)
Open Window Theatre presents
 "A Christmas Pudding" (Theater) 
Lee Engele (Jazz)
The Martini & Olive Show (Musical Comedy)
Greta Grosh

Act II - Unrated - 8:15 p.m.

Maud Hixson (Jazz)
The Dregs (Folk Music) 
PULSEofSendero's "Women of the Dark Carnival"
(Flamenco & Fusion Belly Dance) 
Gina Woods and Karen Vieno Paurus (Singing & Dancing) 
Maggie Faris (Stand-up Comedy)
Sweetpea (Burlesque)
The Jaztronauts (House Band)

Sample Night Live shows consists of two halves - one G-rated and one unrated. All tickets (except Parent tickets) are good for either or both halves.

Act II of Sample Night Live shows is unrated and uncensored. Samples presented during this portion of the show may contain mature content.

I am excited to participate in Sample Night Live on December 4th, at the History Theatre, in downtown Saint Paul. Sample Night Live presents a dozen short samples of quality performing arts events, plus a visual arts installation on the first Wednesday of each month. Audiences use the playbill to opt in to the groups they love. It’s a great way to learn about quality work that is happening in the arts scene and discover something new! Plus, if you show up and vote for me, I could win the title of Audience Favorite of the month! Everyone who shows up gets the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to The Ordway, The Guthrie, original art work, CDs, and many other prizes donated by the groups performing that evening. Plus, everyone leaves with a goody bag filled with freebies and discount coupons to shows and events all over town. Act I is Rated-G, Act II is Unrated; and kids get in FREEUse Discount Code MEMBERS and get $5 off admission online. Buy tickets, check out the line-up and see the complete list of prizes at www.SampleNightLive.com.”

 

Your code for ticket sales is MEMBERS. Please note that codes are only good online and not at the door. Each performer in your group also gets up to 4 companion tickets on the night of the show. Companion tickets are $5 each and can be purchased online ahead of time at www.samplenightlive.com. Please use coupon code COMPANION when purchasing these tickets.

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