Open Saturdays

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Open Saturdays photo

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, February 6th from 12-4 pm

Bel Canto (Beautiful Song) New Works by Nicholas Harper

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Bel Canto (Beautiful Song) New Works by Nicholas Harper photo

The body of work being presented represents Nicholas’ continued search for the divine and transcendent that lives in each of us. Pitted against a worldly backdrop where all too often emphasis is placed upon the tragedies which humans purposely inflict on one another, as individuals, nations and or organizations, his hope is to find that which elevates and inspires. Through a haunting dark beauty he hopes to find the song of the soul that resides in his self as well as the viewer. By distorting the figure Nicholas hopes to transform the work beyond mere representation of a particular person to a symbolic and allegorical narrative for the soul, it’s connection to the divine and it’s place within our worldly natures.

This body of work is born of charcoal, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, gold leaf, glitter and wax on board.

Opening reception: Saturday January 9th, 2016 from 7:00 to 10:00pm

Show runs through February 6th, 2016

Gallery 427

Singular Nature An Exhibition of “Kayak Sculptures” by Cameron Zebrun

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Singular Nature An Exhibition of “Kayak Sculptures” by Cameron Zebrun photo

February 27 – April 9, 2016
Opening Artist Reception: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7 – 10 p.m.

For the first time in his decades-long career, sculptor, painter and Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Cameron Zebrun, a 2015 Artist Initiative grantee of the Minnesota State Arts Board, presents a collection of his singular “kayak sculptures.” The show, Singular Nature, showcases a selection of work in which Zebrun uses the sleek lines and elegant curves of the kayak as a three-dimensional sculptural form. Through this form—on which he creates abstract topographies of the natural world—Zebrun explores the sense of solitude he experiences in nature and as an artist.

The show opens on Saturday, February 27, 2016 with a free artist reception at 7-10 p.m. The show runs through April 9, 2016.

Kolman & Pryor Present - Wired: Photographs by Christopher Atkins

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Kolman & Pryor Present - Wired: Photographs by Christopher Atkins photo

Minneapolis photographer, Christopher Atkins, opens Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s 2016 exhibition schedule with a collection of images that explore the relationship between light and dark, restlessness and ease, sleep and wakefulness. Titled Wired, the show is Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s first photography exhibition.

Wired runs from January 7 to February 20, 2016 and includes a free opening reception on Saturday, January 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

For a preview of the show, please contact Anita Sue Kolman at or 612-385-4239 or Patrick K. Pryor at or 612-280-7812

“Prairie Visions” By Minnesota Photographer Jon Morris

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

“Prairie Visions” By Minnesota Photographer Jon Morris photo

Icebox Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of black and white photographs of
Northern Iowa by Minnesota Photographer Jon Morris titled “Prairie Visions.”  The
exhibition coincides with the release of a book published by The Iowan Books of the
same title which couples writings of Hamlin Garland with images by Morris.

Exhibit Opens January 30, 2016
Opening time: 6‐9 PM
Show continues through April 30, 2016
Regular Hours: Thursday & Friday 10‐6, Saturday 12‐5 and by appointment.

ICEBOX GALLERY (studio 443)

All Things Kid! Warehouse Sale

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

All Things Kid! Warehouse Sale photo

A Warehouse event featuring some of your favorite Minnesota kid brands – Kiddywampus, O + Ro Soap, Minnebites, Tumblewalla, Cooper & Kid, and Anjee Mai Creations!

10% of sales to benefit the PinkySwear Foundation.

Hosted by Cooper & Kid (studio #263) and Tumblewalla (studio #258) on the 2nd floor.
Click here to view the Facebook event invitation

Bonus – enjoy additional shopping at other open artist studios in the building!

Special deals on all kid items – great for Valentine’s day and helps support kids battling cancer.

First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, February 04, 2016

First Thursdays in the Arts District photo

Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists February 4th, 2016 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

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:
February 4th l March 3rd l April 7th
More about First Thursdays…