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Address: 1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1561
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Spend the day -- delightful group of artists

During the annual Art a Whirl -- this area vies with the Minnesota State Fair, but on a weekend afternoon the studios are just well attended, and you will have more time to visit... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2016
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2016

During the annual Art a Whirl -- this area vies with the Minnesota State Fair, but on a weekend afternoon the studios are just well attended, and you will have more time to visit with gallery owners, and artists. Worth a visit -- lots to see!

Thank Triponeill
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2016

Just allow 5 hours for this visit, and you might—just might—feel satisfied that you've covered most of the ground. You have 4 very long floors of artists, all doing creative things and many doing cutting edge work. The hustle and bustle is energizing, and the work is sometimes breathtaking. Take a break along the way for coffee, or drive down... More 

Thank Greekcook
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Located in NE Minneapolis off of Central Ave. This building has the mass majority of artists featured during artist week "Northeast Tours of artists" Fun to go through and see all the different artwork and people.

Thank roxaneh750
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150 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Every city and town and small town trying to drum up some tourist trade has an art crawl, art day, art hike, art-o-whirl, art attack where you freely wander around galleries and sometimes huge old honking warehouses (like Northrup King) that are thick with studios of artists of every ilk and, depending on the artists' viability, cookies, cheese & crackers,... More 

Thank Musicmaster
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866 reviews
505 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2016

There were a wide range of styles and abilities from inexperienced to polished. If we didn't like one room we'd move on and find one we did. The artist with kinetic sculptures was one of our favorites.

Thank tradIndy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2016

So many talented artists are packed in this space it is almost naughty. There is every genre and they have a first Thursday event that is spectacular. It is a part of town that is the called an artists district but it is also the multinational food district so there is TONS of really great food nearby. (This area could... More 

Thank ProsperityHabit
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2015

One of the main venues for artist studios in Minneapolis' art district. It's especially fun during art-a-whirl in the Fall of the year. Many galleries are in this bu Lying as well as many, many more in the surrounding blocks.

Thank Jim F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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295 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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 

Thank fififlies
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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.

Thank DavePorter090
Isanti, Minnesota, USA via London
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Coni G

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