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“Great Local Art”
Review of Northrup King Building

1500 Jackson St. N.E, Minneapolis, MN 55413
612 363 5612
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Ranked #37 of 113 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Art Museums
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- May 29, 2012
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Saint Paul, MN
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“Great Local Art”
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 Northeast featuring local art.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Excellent Time at Art-A-Whirl”
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 left most of the building largely intact.

It's also fascinating to see how a lot of artists have galleries and work space in the building.

In conclusion, it's definitely a must-see if you live in the Twin Cities or are a visitor who loves visiting local artists' stands.

Visited May 2012
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“Great fun at Art-a-Whirl 2012”
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 ceramic to photography - and much more. Works are housed on multiple floors, and prices range from very affordable pieces to enormous works that are priced accordingly. Wish I lived in Minneapolis so I could visit more often!

Visited May 2012
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“Great Collection of Artists”
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.

Visited May 2012
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“Check out first Thursdays”
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.

Visited June 2011
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