The world – well, Minnesotans and neighbors for sure – know Northeast Minneapolis as home of Art-a-Whirl, the springtime extravaganza showcasing the work of hundreds of artists who create works of art – and often live – in Northeast Minneapolis. Less well known is Wintertide, the biennial juried art exhibition that celebrates the work of the ever-growing community of the arts represented through the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association. (NEMAA)(https://nemaa.org)
The 2017 Exhibition is currently happening in Northeast Minneapolis– ongoing through February 11. Exhibition site is the Public Functionary ((http://publicfunctionary..org/wintertide-biennial-jured-art-exhibit/), Public functionary is located at 1400 12th Avenue NE – this is on Buchanan Street NE, just North of Broadway) Visitors to the exhibit will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite “Audience Choice” award to be announced at the closing reception.
Exhibit hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Noon–6:00 p.m. with special open hours Friday, February 10, 7:00–11:00 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored by Cedarwoods Foundation.
Though the words echo from another musical era, the thought has never been more timely — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cW8Alo_5uI
Now you’re in the mood — for this year’s Art Attack! The 19th annual Art Attack at the Northrup King Building is this weekend – Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6. And the theme is love and peace – precisely what the world needs now.
During the Art Attack visitors will have a chance to browse and buy from the private studios of over 250 artists at the Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Street, in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Art District. (http://northrupkingbuilding.com)
The mood setting will continue with the “smooth jazzy sounds” of Ben Carlson playing on his 1914 Vega Alto saxophone. You will have a chance to take part in the “One Billion Acts of Peace” campaign (https://www.billionacts.org) – Bring your own creativity and learn if your design will be part of the Peace Paper a wrapping with a peace theme. Proceeds of the sale of the Peace Paper will be donated to Peace Jam, an organization promoting the “One Billion Acts of Peace campaign. (http://www.peacejam.org)
On Saturday visitors will have a chance to paint a portion of the Peace and Love mural designed by Jane Elias of Simply Jane/Artable. The mural will be a permanent installation at the Northrup King Building. There will also be peace and love themed canvases available for the artistically inclined to paint and take home. Those who paint with words will have a chance to write their thoughts about peace and love – their thoughts will be assembled and on display in one of the building’s galleries. Or view works of art inspired by Beatles music while listening to Beatles songs on headphones.
Throughout your visit you’ll have a chance to explore and enjoy a feast of art demos including glass blowing, weaving, oil paintings, globe ice lanterns and more.
Hours are Friday 5:00-10:00 p.m., Saturday, Noon–8:00 PM and Sunday, Noon-5:00 PM.
This beautiful day of peace and love, music and visual art is shared without charge to all who seek refuge from a turbulent world.