Current & Upcoming Events

Open Saturdays

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Join us each and every week for Open Saturdays as dozens of studios open their doors to the public.

See a list of studios open Saturday, March 28th from 12-4 pm

First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, April 02, 2015

First Thursdays in the Arts District photo

Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists from 5-9pm.

Meet with painters, sculptures, photographers, jewelers, wearable fiber and textile artists, glass blowers, furniture makers, pottery/ceramic artists and more.

Upcoming First Thursday in the Arts District dates:
April 2nd, 2015 l May 7th, 2015 l June 4th, 2015

More about First Thursdays…

Icebox Gallery Presents: Cold Snap Blues

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Icebox Gallery Presents: Cold Snap Blues photo

Cold Snap Blues features thirty-three black and white portraits of Blues artists by Marc Norberg. The archives of Cold Snap Blues span over twelve years of development from the mid 1980’s to the 1990’s. Each photograph is a traditional silver print made in the darkroom. Norberg was recently indoctrinated into the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame by the Minnesota Blues Society. He was also awarded a Handy for art and photography in 1998 by the Memphis based Blues Foundation.

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Aftereffects: A Natural History

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Aftereffects: A Natural History photo

New Work by Kate Casanova

February 28, 2015 – April 11, 2015


Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

In her first Twin Cities solo show, Kate Casanova, a Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, extends her interdisciplinary artistic practice with new works that arrest natural phenomena.


Monday, March 23, 2015


After eighteen months of development, Curator Beth Shadur announces that the public is invited to attend a unique exhibition, “Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project” at the Northrup King Building Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, from April 8-10, with a reception on April 10 from 6-9pm. Award-winning Chicago visual artist and curator Beth Shadur served as curator to pair twenty visual artists with twenty contemporary poets, based on the resonance of their work. The current exhibition, which premiered in Chicago at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in February, is being displayed to coincide with the Association of Writers’ Programs Conference being held in Minneapolis.

Featured Artist

Bryan Grose

Bryan Grose

Bryan Grose – born in upstate New York, was relocated with his family to a farming community in southeast Michigan. Although it quietly represented your quintessential Midwestern small-town, it rests just below the finger-tips of the world’s largest automotive industrial epicenter, Detroit, Michigan.

Working primarily with Oil, Bryan creatively architects a brilliant combination of soothing warm textures layered delicately amongst the rigid yet raw cooler colors Detroit so effortlessly inspires. Although trained in the realm of realism, Bryan found abstractionism a more comfortable and truer representation of himself, his message and what he wanted his audience to see.

Bryan, a third generation artist, having completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University, humbly seeks to share multiple levels of life’s stories shared vicariously through modernism, architecture, and landscape – stories inspired by industry, from Detroit to Berlin. He currently lives and works in Minneapolis, MN.

Bryan’s collection has found homes in both private and public arenas throughout the US, Canada and Europe. More of his work can be found on ETSY.


Mary Pettis’ “Solitary” Chosen as a Finalist

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Mary Pettis’ “Solitary” Chosen as a Finalist

Congratulations to Northrup Kings own Mary Pettis! Her painting, “Solitary” was chosen as a finalist for the Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils.

Kathy Mommsen Uses New Method to Learn About Old Technique in Italian Castle

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kathy Mommsen Uses New Method to Learn About Old Technique in Italian Castle

When a grant failed to come through to study a centeries-old ceramics technique, St. Louis Park artist Kathy Mommsen turned to a new method to fund her trip to Italy.

Mommsen became interested in learning more about an Italian style of glazing called majolica after she retired as an art teacher in the Hopkins School District in 2013.

In particular, she desired to work with artist Marino Moretti, who lives in a castle built in 865 in the small Italian town of Viceno…

Kimberlee Joy Roth’s Work Featured on the Cover of Ceramics Monthly

Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kimberlee Joy Roth’s Work Featured on the Cover of Ceramics Monthly

The January, 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly features NKB’s own Kimberlee Joy Roth. Kimberlee creates installations and larger compositions with functional vessels. Her ceramic work is in the permanent collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN, the Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation in Lincoln, California and has been shown nationally in juried ceramic exhibitions.

Karen Gustafson Featured in Wellcome Images and SciArt in America

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Karen Gustafson Featured in Wellcome Images and SciArt in America

Read Danielle Kalamaras’ interview regarding Karen’s work in SciArt Center’s current virtual exhibition, ‘Un-Natural Nature’ at SciArt in America’s blog:


‘Un-Natural Nature’ virtual exhibition, SciArt Center, New York City