This year, Northeast Minneapolis’ must-do spring art show—held in buildings throughout NE—has an app to help you navigate. That way you can get out of your rut and explore! In addition to perusing your favorite artists and their work in their studios, Art-A-Whirl has events galore, including weaving and gelatin plate mono-print demos, performances and music parties. We’re particularly partial, this time, to happenings at the Chowgirls Lounge on the third floor of the Solar Arts Building, billed as a new mod lounge space, which will include seating fromfindfurnish, paintings by John Alspach, letterpress prints by Kimberly Tschida Petters from Vandalia Street Press, and live music hosted by Indeed Brewing next door. Get your groove on, mid-mod style.
From Secrets of the City
Art-a-Whirl 2016: Beer and Bands
Posted on May 18, 2016 at 5:10 am
Readers keep asking us for some happenings during Art-a-Whirl and we keep replying “go to the art buildings and visit studios and buy art” and then readers reply “We will, really, but also what is happening, just tell us.” So, here’s what’s on our radar for the weekend—in addition to visiting the studios and buying art, which we’ll line up for you in tomorrow and Friday’s emails.
Go see our podcast audio engineer Adam at the huge 331 Club (and Sheridan Room) party that features Kill the Vultures, Bruise Violet, and many more. First Avenue books the stage for Indeed Brewing‘s Whirlygig party with beer, food, and big names like Bloodnstuff, Nato, Charlie Parr, Cherry Cola, and others. Upstairs from Indeed is the Chowgirls Mod Lounge, with food and cocktails. Bauhaus Brewing is bringing back their Liquid Zoo block party that fills up the whole front parking lot on Saturday with a pop-up record store, beer stations, Sonny Knight and 4ontheFloor and Bad Bad Hats and many more, and then on Sunday Made By Hands Art & Craft Bazaar (including beer-themed tattoos on site). Fair State has a bunch of live music. Go96 does the programming at612Brew, including Greg Grease and K.Raydio, and there’s a bunch of NEMAA artists on hand, too, so buy art from them. Go try a bunch of different waters at The Water Bar, it’s actually really fun.