Chowgirls Lounge & Makers Market
to May 20

Chowgirls Lounge & Makers Market

  • Solar Arts by Chowgirls (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Art A Whirl, located throughout Northeast Minneapolis, is the nation's largest annual open art studio tour. 

The Chowgirls Lounge and Makers Market is proud to be in its 3rd year at the Solar Arts Building - smack dab in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District!  You couldn't make a better choice than to start - or finish - your Art A Whirl weekend by visiting the Solar Arts Building:

Be sure to visit the artists across the tracks at the Northrup King Building, or up the street at the Casket Arts as well.

Visit the links above for a complete list of artists, vendors, food trucks and live bands throughout the weekend.

I will be sharing a booth with Rachael Hartzler of Crocus Hill Creatives and will be selling new jewelry designs, plus a smattering of photo ephemera. 


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Art-A-Whirl 2017: Chowgirls Lounge
to May 21

Art-A-Whirl 2017: Chowgirls Lounge

3rd Floor, Solar Arts Building

May 19: 5-10 pm  May 20: noon-8 pm  May 21: noon-5 pm

30+ artists and vendors, food by Chowgirls Killer Catering, MN Society of Sculptors Exhibit, furnishings by Find Furnish, live bands all weekend at Indeed Brewing and more!

711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55413


    What's for sale?

    • Last remaining stock of photo wristlets and messenger bags. Limited selection = discounts!
    • New illustrations - originals, framed or unframed.
    • Boxed sets of illustrated cards.
    • Photo prints, unframed.
    • Yoga leggings printed with my artwork!  
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    Holiday Marketplace @Casket Arts Building
    10:00 AM10:00

    Holiday Marketplace @Casket Arts Building

    Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts in the beautiful Casket Arts Buildings located in NE Minneapolis.  Featuring over 140 artists and art-businesses, the Casket is home to many full-time working studios who open their doors to the public for this special event.

    I'll be one of 20+ guest artists.

    More details to come via my Facebook page and on the Casket Arts website.

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    2nd Annual Co-op Shop Holiday Sale
    to Nov 26

    2nd Annual Co-op Shop Holiday Sale

    • Fair State Brewing Cooperative (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Local Artists - Local Beer - Holiday Cheer!

    The Gumball Boutique & Fair State present the 2nd Annual Co-op Shop.
    Friday - Saturday, November 25-26   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Fair State Brewing - Both Days

    (and multiple other breweries on Friday, 11/25 with a free shuttle! Details below)  Link to the Facebook event here.

    We’ve caught the holiday spirit! Sip and shop our holiday market on Black Friday + Small Business Saturday, November 25-26.

    Special Taproom hours begin at 10am Friday & Saturday with vendors presenting until 4pm both days.

    Take a break from the big box chaos and #shopsmall in support of our local community. A special collection of Minnesotan purveyors will be showcasing their unique crafts available for purchase in our Taproom.

    Artists presenting at Fair State include…
    Rebel Donut Bar
    Minneapolis Chandlery
    She's Crafty 612 Bracelets, Bags & Handmade Gifts
    Ash Photo Design
    Thick As Thieves Co.
    My Invisible Friends
    Burly Babe Woodworking
    NUMB Designs
    and more.

    UP Coffee Roasters will be providing free samples of coffee, espresso, and seasonal drinks to sip between beers.

    Other select Northeast breweries will also have local vendors at their Taprooms (Friday, 11.25 only). To make shopping & drinking local even easier for you, hop on our free shuttle, courtesy of Bitter Minnesota.
    Other breweries hosting local vendors include:
    Dangerous Man Brewing CoIndeed Brewing CompanyInsight BrewingNorthGate Brewing, & 612BREW.


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    Chowgirls Lounge @Art-A-Whirl
    to May 22

    Chowgirls Lounge @Art-A-Whirl

    I'm psyched to work with the fabulous Chowgirls Killer Catering to create this brand *new* kind of Art-A-Whirl experience!

    We're calling it the Chowgirls Lounge and you're invited!


    This week only, I'm offering 10% off + FREE SHIPPING for any orders placed for leggings on my Etsy site. ***  These coupons apply to leggings only, purchased between May 16 - May 23:  Use codes: artawhirl and freeship at the checkout.


    3rd floor - Solar Arts Building 

    > MUSIC - Live music all weekend long, hosted by Indeed Brewing Company (first floor) on their patio. See the lineup here:

    What's Art A Whirl? FAQ's are here:

    Download the Art-A-Whirl map here:

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    Minneapolis Yoga Conference
    to Apr 17

    Minneapolis Yoga Conference

    • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    I'll be a first-time vendor at the 2016 Minneapolis Yoga Conference!

    Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 55416

    • Friday, April 15  4:00 - 10:00 PM

    • Saturday, April 16  9:00 AM - 7:30 PM

    • Sunday, April 17  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    NOTE:  The Vendor Marketplace is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.  You don't have to attend the conference to shop!

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    11:30 AM11:30

    Crafts and Cocktails Holiday Sale

    It’s time to drink and make excellent gift purchasing decisions! Come on out to the 8th annual Crafts and Cocktails Holiday Market! We are at a wonderful new location this year. Tattersall Distillery is graciously hosting, and boy do they make fantastic cocktails! 

    We have a great lineup of artists this year. There is something for everyone on your list, plus you get to enjoy a tasty drink while perusing the merchandise. There will also be a food truck, so your belly can stay full as well. 

    Free parking, a beautiful tasting room, incredible libations, and shopping, what more can you ask for this Holiday season?! Hope to see you there!

    Featured Artists:
    Nicole Fierce Glass-
    Vandalia Street Press-
    All Things Herbal Soap-
    Tread Light Gear-
    3 Jag Design-
    Meg Brown Ceramics-
    Jen Hanlon Ash-
    9 Times Kate-
    Oak Tree Arts-
    Rampaige Designs-

    Note: The main entrance to the Distillery is at the back of the Thorp building along the railroad tracks. You can still enter through the front of the building, but it is much easier to come in by the parking area.

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    Holiday Gift Show
    10:00 AM10:00

    Holiday Gift Show

    1 day pop-up event in downtown St. Paul - skyway level - lobby of the UBS Plaza building at 444 Cedar Street.  The lobby is adjacent to the Town Square food court, near D. Brian's, Caribou and Potbelly.

    A holiday gift sale of locally made art, craft, and home items. The Saint Paul Art Collective is curating this event. I'll be selling jewelry, small leather accessories, photo prints, cards, and photo bags.

    More details to come!

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    to Oct 11

    Saint Paul Art Crawl | Fall '15

    I'm pleased to be a guest artist at the Tilsner Artist Lofts this fall for the 2015 Saint Paul Art Crawl.

    You can find me on the lower level / basement, conveniently located near the public restrooms, food vendor(s) and live music!  

    Dates and times are: 

    • Friday October 9:  6-10 pm
    • Saturday October 10: noon - 8 pm (Tilsner Bldg open until 10 pm)
    • Sunday October 11: noon - 5 pm

    Joining me is my pal Rachael Hartzler with her beaded jewelry and new pen and ink drawings! 

    New to the Art Crawl scene?  Here are a few tips:

    GETTING THERE:  Park centrally and walk around OR take the Green Line which ends at Union Depot - you'll be dropped off right in the heart of Lowertown, St. Paul (which is the heart of Art Crawl!) Lowertown has the most concentrated group of artist buildings for you to browse, so print out this map and park in one of the lots suggested here.  Union Depot and the Prince & Broadway lots are good bets and very inexpensive.  

    CHECKING OUT THE ART:  There's a lot of it and you're going to be overwhelmed. If you're a planner, study the Art Crawl's website and print out a map. Personally, I prefer to wander, following signs and posters, and being surprised. The various loft buildings not only house artists' studios, but they usually host guest artists (like me).  If someone's studio is open, it's okay to walk in. That's what the crawl is all about - getting to see the artists' spaces, a little behind-the-scenes look. 

    Of course I'd suggest you visit ME at the Tilsner Building! Then of course, check out the excellent neighboring buildings - Jax, Northern Warehouse, and Lowertown Lofts... all within a couple blocks. Be sure to go in Union Depot and get a 2-for-1: gorgeous architecture and a lobby full of guest artists.  

    FOOD & DRINK:  There are usually food trucks parked near Mears Park and some of the participating artist buildings. However, Lowertown's been getting some cool new restaurants in the past year. Check out the brand new Public Kitchen & Bar overlooking Mears Park; Tin Whiskers for a local brew,  and the Buttered Tin for breakfast or brunch.  My other faves in St. Paul are Tanpopo Noodle Shop, Black Sheep Pizza, The Bulldog and Sakura. And a reliable bet for really delicious fresh brats and dogs: NateDogs "Quality Weiners" usually has a cart on the corner of Broadway and 4th (near the Farmer's Market). Follow them @Nate_Dogs for updates on their whereabouts and GET THE CHEESY BRAT!  

    BUYING ART - OR NOT:  It's okay to walk into an artist's studio and 'just look around'. You don't have to buy something. Most people don't. But if you DO want to buy something, bring a couple forms of payment. Most artists including me take credit cards, but it never hurts to bring cash or a checkbook for those who haven't converted to using a Square reader yet. If someone's studio is open, it's okay to walk in. That's what the crawl is all about - getting to see the artists' spaces, a little behind-the-scenes look.   

    Finally - keep up with the goings-on of Art Crawl by social channels:

    • Facebook  @saintpaulartcrawl
    • Twitter  @SPACrawl
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