Art-A-Whirl Swirling Around Northeast Minneapolis

Art-A-Whirl (AAW), the popular open-studio and gallery tour of Northeast Minneapolis, is back again this year, May 16-18. This annual event calls for, and welcomes, local and regional visitors who want to see art produced in Northeast Minneapolis.

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More than 500 artists participate in AAW, put on by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMA), including potters, tile makers, painters, sculptors, musicians, photographers, glass blowers, printmakers, and textile designers. all the art is displayed throughout Nordeast in warehouses, homes, storefronts, and cafés.

This year’s AAW features a multitude of individual events more than 20 each day—from May 16 at 5 PM to May 18 at 5 PM—plus ongoing activities over the entire weekend. It’s sure to offer a plethora of opportunities to take advantage of.

NEMA is a nonprofit. Donations can be mailed to 2205 California Street NE, Number 118, Minneapolis, MN 55418.

For more information or to get involved, visit or call (612) 788-1679.

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