The 17th annual Art-A-Whirl is coming to Minneapolis!


Art-A-Whirl is the time to meet your local artists, visit local studios and galleries, and enjoy restaurants and coffee shops clustered in the famous arts district in Northeast Minneapolis. 

Twelve converted warehouse buildings housing hundreds of artist studios will throw their doors open to the public in a culture-filled weekend showcasing paintings, photography, pastels, sculptures, jewelry, fabric art, woodworking, metalworking, furniture, glass works and performance art. Dozens of private galleries, shops and churches will also participate.      

This year Art-A-Whirl planners have decided to hand out “passports” that you can get punched when you visit various Art-A-Whirl locations. Get three punches on your passport and you can enter the raffle for some great art prizes. There will also be a silent auction, giving you a chance to bid on the works contributed by more than 100 Art-A-Whirl artists. 

Great art deserves to be accompanied by great food, and Northeast has some of the best restaurants in Minneapolis. Have lunch at the Modern Café, Holyland, or The Anchor Fish & Chips , or buy your sandwich fixings at the Eastside Co-op. Have dinner at the Red Stag Supper Club, Erte, or The Sample Room.

Here is some basic information—for more details, contact NEMAA


Friday, May 18: 5 to 10 pm

Saturday, May 19: noon to 8 pm

Sunday, May 20: noon to 5 pm


Architectural Antiques Building: 1330 Quincy Street NE

California Building: 2205 California Street NE

Casket Arts Building: 681  17th Ave NE

Carriage House at Casket Arts: 1720 Madison Street NE

Grain Belt Warehouse & Grain Belt Bottling House: 77 & 79 13th Ave NE

Keg House Arts Building: 34  13th Ave NE

Northrup King Building: 1500 Jackson Street NE

Q.arma Building: 1224 Quincy Street NE

Solar Arts Building: 711  15th Ave NE

Thorp Building & Central Business Center: 1618 & 1620 Central Ave NE

Van Buren Building: 1400 Van Buren Street NE

Waterbury Building: 1121 Jackson Street NE

Art galleries, private studios, banks, shops and churches throughout Northeast


The Silent Auction will run during the entire weekend, until 3 pm on Sunday, at the Northrup King Building, third floor Gallery #332. Over 100 artists will contribute works for the auction.

Enter the raffle by picking up your Art-A-Whirl Passport at special locations. Get it punched three times (at three Art-A-Whirl locations) and you can enter the raffle. You can also purchase raffle tickets at the raffle table in the Northrup King Building, third floor Gallery #332.

Free trolley rides will depart from Grain Belt studios and make stops approximately every three blocks. A complete loop takes about 25 minutes.


Modern Café: 337  13th Avenue NE (612) 378-9882

Red Stag Supper Club: 509  1st Avenue NE (612-767-7766)

The Sample Room: 2124 Marshall Street NE (612-789-0333)

Sip Coffeebar: 34th  Avenue NE (612-331-1686)

The Anchor Fish & Chips: 302 13th Ave NE (612-676-1300)

Holyland Bakery & Deli: 2513 Central Ave NE (612) 781-2627

Eastside Food Co-op: 2551 Central Ave NE  (612) 788-0950

For more information contact NEMAA