Art-A-Whirl 2014


May 16, 2014 to May 18, 2014
05:00 PM



Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), 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.

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.


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 Building, Casket Arts Building, Keg House Arts Building, Northrup King Building, or Thorp Building in Northeast Minneapolis.

Pick up an Artist Directory and Guide or download the 2013 Art-A-Whirl map (stay tuned for an updated 2014 map).


See the work of more than 500 artists in more than 20 mediums including clay, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, metal, multimedia, photography, printmaking, sculpture and more.

The artists’ open studio tours may include demonstrations, live performances, and large-scale exhibitions. Studio tours offer a great opportunity to ask questions, discuss techniques, experience art first-hand, and purchase unique artwork directly from the artists.


Art-A-Whirl gives you a unique opportunity to meet the artists who make our community so vibrant, and purchase artwork that you connect with. Art-A-Whirl also offers you several ways of becoming more involved in the local arts community.

  • Like Art-A-Whirl and NEMAA on Facebook!
  • Follow @NemaaMN on Twitter! Use #ArtAWhirl to spread the word about your artwork, events, or experience as a visitor!
  • Volunteer. Join us as a volunteer. You’ll have fun, make new friends and contribute to the success of Art-A-Whirl. Email to be placed on our volunteer list.
  • Make a donation. Show that art matters to you, help support NEMAA’s mission, and keep Art-A-Whirl alive by making a cash donation today. NEMAA is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization, so your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
  • Become a member. Help make the community more vibrant by joining NEMAA as a member. Membership levels include: Individual Artist, Community Friend, Professional Art Gallery, Non-profit Organization, and Business. Learn more about the benefits of membership, and join us today.
  • Become a sponsor. NEMAA sponsorship allows you to connect with NEMAA members and our broad audience to increase your brand recognition, while supporting our mission and the largest open studio art tour in the country. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a sponsor and our sponsorship levels.


Free and Open to the Public


Northeast Minneapolis

Additional Information


(612) 788-1679

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We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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