Friday, May 17, 5-10pmSaturday, May 18, Noon-8pm
Sunday, May 19, Noon-5pm
Art-A-Whirl is the country's largest open studio tour. During the event’s three day run, the whole of Northeast Minneapolis opens its doors to the public. It’s a great opportunity to meet artists in their work spaces and purchase work directly from the creative source. Nearly all of the artists that work here open their studios, the galleries have extended hours and special shows, restaurants and bars have specials for art-viewing visitors. The greatest concentration of fabulous things lies in and around the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. In my studio building alone, the (Northrup King Building) there will be work by more than 200 artists to see.
I’ve got a ton of new work on display this year. Stop by Ingrid Restemayer Studio -- Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, studio 401-b -- enter from Van Buren Street for quickest access to my place. You’ll have to brave the 4 flights of stairs, but it’s worth it to start at the top and work your way down in this massive building.
http://www.northrupkingbuilding.com/ (for directions and a building map)http://www.nemaa.org/ (for info on Art-A-Whirl and artists showing)
http://www.northeastminneapolisartsdistrict.com/ (to familiarize yourself with all the cool stuff in the district before you get here)