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  Friday, May 19, 2017

  Multiple buildings in NorthEast Minneapolis  |  Minneapolis

Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over the last 20 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country.

Art-A-Whirl takes place annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May. This event is free and open to the public.

2017 Dates and Hours:

Friday, May 19th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday,  May 20th -  Noon-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 21st -   Noon-5:00 p.m.


View Art-A-Whirl FAQ's and "How to Whirl" articles with suggestions on how to navigate the event.



View artwork within more than 50 locations throughout Northeast Minneapolis, including studio buildings, art galleries, homes, storefronts, and local businesses.


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.


See the work of more than 600 artists in more than 20 mediums including clay, furniture, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and much more.


The artists’ open studio tours may include demonstrations, mini workshops, installations, and special 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 invest in our art community by purchasing artwork that you connect with. Art-A-Whirl also offers you several ways of becoming more involved in the local arts community.


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All Dates

  • From Friday, May 19, 2017 to Sunday, May 21, 2017
    Sunday, Friday & Saturday