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Address: 1500 Jackson St. N.E, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone Number: 612 363 5612
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First Thursdays or Art-a-Whirl

The first Thursday of the month, many (but not all) galleries/studios are open to the public. The art runs the gamut from classical realistic painting to jewelry, felted wool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The first Thursday of the month, many (but not all) galleries/studios are open to the public. The art runs the gamut from classical realistic painting to jewelry, felted wool, woven rugs and even a mid-century modern furniture venue. The best idea is to elevate to the top floor of the building and prowl each floor for treasures. Most studios have... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Cheap rent draws a full spectrum of people trying to get by while creating whatever their heart desires. Some serious artists in there are worth collecting; all are worthy of respect for their flat-out decision to give it a go.

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Isanti, Minnesota, USA via London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice variety of shops/studios most with the artists present. Good parking, easy to get to right off Central Ave. Personalized feel getting to meet the local artists in their own studios.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Go to their website and check out their open house dates. Great time to visit with local artists and purchase locally.

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Saint Paul, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

An entire building of artists studios, the NKB is great way to view local contemporary art, and talk with the artists themselves! The NKB is close to lots of great bars and restaurants, as well. Come during Art-A-Whirl, a major art crawl event put on by the North East Minneapolis Artists' Association, and tour many of the other buildings in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

This was the first time that I had visited the Art-A-Whirl. This was, actually, an amazing experience, though I didn't enjoy everything--all of the art. Of course, the diversity of art and styles was impressive. The Northrup King building itself is quite interesting. It's an old industrial building that still has all of its character. It's great that the renovation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I admit that I'm biased (I have a relative whose studio is in the building), but I really had a great time visiting all of the artists and seeing their work at the 2012 Art-A-Whirl. You have an opportunity to view the work of many, many artists who work in a very diverse range of media - from textiles to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The works are really outstanding and the artists are kind and gracious. Go on first Thursdays to get a feel for the entire place and go back to specific studios at your convenience (and the artists) for a more in-depth discussion.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This is a great place to visit on the first Thursday of each month, when they have an open house. Visit with artists and buy some local art -- or just treat it as a free night at a fantastic and diverse art gallery.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

The building is a collection of rooms where local artists create and display and sell their works.

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