Current & Upcoming Events

First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, April 03, 2014

First Thursdays in the Arts District photo

April 3, 2014 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. a multitude of painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, ceramists, textile and fiber artists, jewelers, furniture showrooms and more open their studios at the Northrup King Building located in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

Upcoming First Thursday in the Arts District dates

April 3, 2014 l May 1, 2014 l June 5, 2014

More about First Thursdays…

Open Saturdays

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Open Saturdays photo

Join us for Open Saturdays as dozens of studios open their doors to the public this winter and spring.

See a list of studios open Saturday, April 19th from 12-4 pm.

Featured Artist

Kristine Hites

Kristine Hites

Kristine Hites is a ceramic artist specializing in one of a kind, mid range, thrown and altered, porcelain pieces. Her glazes are formulated with the intent of enhancing the textures and patterns to create a surface which demands to be touched, and Kristine’s textures and patterns continually evolve from year to year.


Eddie Hamilton is a MN Original!

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Eddie Hamilton is a MN Original!

Eddie Hamilton’s work is primarily acrylic on canvas but also includes mixed media on wood panel. His direct and playful work represents the emotion, energy, and interactions of people in their communities.

Eddie’s paintings are developed after research and reflection on the concept to be represented. Currently, his work is the result of studying gentrification and interpersonal human urban contact. Acrylics, ink, and crayon are used because of the ability to quickly apply and layer these materials resulting in a continuous flow of work in one sitting.

His visual representation of people and the urban setting has been greatly influenced by his childhood in California. His fascination with communities and the urban life is a result of living in vastly different areas as a child and an adult search for a sense of a community to call his own.

Eddie will be featured on MN Original on the following dates, times and channels:

3/23/2014 – 10:00 PM on Channel 2
3/23/2014 – 6:00 PM on Channel 2
3/24/2014 – 7:00 PM in SW MN
3/24/2014 – 1:00 AM in SW MN
3/24/2014 – 7:00 AM in SW MN
3/24/2014 – 4:00 AM on Channel 2
3/27/2014 – 9:30 PM on Life
3/28/2014 – 3:30 AM on Life

Sharra Frank Selected for the Mosaic Arts International 2014 Exhibition!

Posted on Friday, February 07, 2014

Sharra Frank Selected for the Mosaic Arts International 2014 Exhibition!

Congratulations to Sharra Frank (Studio 469) on being selected for the Mosaic Arts International 2014 exhibition! The juried exhibit was selected by jurors Guilio Menossi (Udine, Italy), Jeannine Falino, (New York, New York) and Reginald C. Adams (Houston, TX). The exhibit will be held April 24th – May 30th at the Williams Tower Gallery. Sharra will also return as a teaching artists, offering two workshops at the conference. See more of Sharra’s work at

For more information about the Mosaic Arts International exhibition go to

Emily Johnson of EC Design featured in Modern Midwest

Posted on Sunday, February 02, 2014

Emily Johnson of EC Design featured in Modern Midwest

When Emily Johnson started her business as a jeweler, she really didn’t want to work on wedding rings. Things changed when couples started looking for mixed metals and a less traditional minimalist style. Now most of her time is dedicated to designing and hand crafting custom wedding rings.

This article is just in time for Valentine’s day.