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    Local painter Bunny Portia addresses ageism and feminism with her self-portraiture, mining her own experience of a summer spent wearing Playboy’s satin ears. Read More...
    A recent transplant from North Carolina, St. Paul-based artist Brad Thomas makes mixed media work with bright colors and dark humor. Here he tells us about the new direction in his art and his life. Read More...
    Love the Twin Cities summer art festivals? Here's a handy guide to all the art, food, and outdoor fun you can find around town in the next several weeks. Read More...
    Premiering this Thursday at the Icehouse, Daddy combines drag, fashion, and performance into a dance party with a vision. We caught up with the organizers to find out more. Read More...
    The latest exhibit at The M in St. Paul reflects on waste, consumption, and environmental responsibility. You can also make some sculptures yourself at the show during Northern Spark this weekend. Read More...
    Local painter Annie Hejny draws more than just inspiration from rivers and lakes, combining water, soil, and ceremony to create her acrylic abstractions. Read More...
    With his fingers on the pulse of what radical videocore should be, artist Nicholas Knutson has found a way to speak to the nature of digital media and the saturated presence of the internet in the form of visual arts. Read More...
    Local artist, designer, and all-around creative powerhouse Kate Iverson previews her Art-A-Whirl open studio pop-up and gives us some valuable tips for best practices while Whirling. Read More...
    If you feel like exploring all that Art-A-Whirl has to offer this weekend, use this handy guide to go beyond the studio buildings for art, craft, food, dancing, and puppies. That’s right: puppies. Read More...
    We caught up with the internationally acclaimed street artist HOTTEA to talk about his career, his influences, and the philosophy behind all that yarn. Read More...
    At winter's end comes a time for art and engagement. We profile three artists who will be exhibiting at this spring's St. Paul Art Crawl, and what the open-studio event means to them. Read More...
    Camille LeFevre takes a survey of the new exhibition, Universe-ity, on view throughout April at Space 369 in St. Paul Read More...
    “This was the vortex. I knew the art was going to thrive here.” Ta-coumba Aiken's art has brought him to many different parts of the world, but Lowertown St. Paul remains the place where he lives and works. Read More...
    Local installation artist Alison Hiltner tells us about the artistic, scientific, and cinematic inspirations behind her new MAEP installation, opening Thursday at Mia. Read More...
    Musician, composer, and Executive Director of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, Dameun Strange reflects on his experience attending this year’s Arts Advocacy Day Read More...
    Minneapolis’s Director of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy sits down to talk about the arts, the city, and NEMAA’s biannual Wintertide exhibit. Read More...
    Recently named a Jerome Fellow, printmaker Edie Overturf explains the inspirations and processes behind an ominous new body of work. Read More...
    Kate Casanova and Patrick K. Pryor discuss Worlding, on view now at Kolman & Pryor Gallery with a reception January 21st. Read More...
    St. Paul-based artist and organizer Rachel Wacker, who paints under the name Dolan Cyr, reflects on a career spent balancing community engagement with the solitude of the studio. Read More...
    Local photographer Steve Ozone captures interior lives in exterior settings at Form + Content. Read More...
    Ahead of the opening of Selected Works, Tricia Heuring of Public Functionary talks about her role as a curator and learning to trust her intuition. Read More...
    Where to find the hottest locally-made art and giftables this season. Read More...
    As we come to grips with a new post-election reality, what does abstraction have to offer? Read More...
    Local artist and organizer Rhys Jones tells us more about A Conspiracy of Strange Girls, a newly-formed creative collective mounting a one-night-only arts bonanza at CO Exhibitions this weekend. Read More...
    Ahead of this weekend’s C4W opening at Gamut Gallery, Juleana Enright caught up with Lindsay Nohl to talk about guest curating that show and running her own artspace, Light Grey Art Lab. Read More...


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OPENINGS & EVENTS
Sat Aug 19th 7PM - 10PM CST
Gallery 360
3011 West 50th Street , Minneapolis
Sat Aug 19th 7PM - 11PM CST
Yeah Maybe
2528 22nd ST E, Minneapolis
Sat Aug 26th 7PM - 11PM CST
Gamut Gallery
717 S 10th St, Minneapolis
Wed Aug 30th 6PM CST Tour
The Soap Factory
514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis
Thu Aug 31st 6PM - 9PM CST
MCAD MFA Studios and Gallery
2201 1st Ave S, Minneapolis
Thu Sep 7th 6PM - 7:30PM CST
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis
Fri Sep 8th 6PM - 9PM CST
MCAD MFA Studios and Gallery
2201 1st Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat Sep 9th 2PM - 5PM CST
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Sat Sep 9th 2PM - 5PM CST
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Fri Sep 8th 6PM - 9PM CST
MCAD MFA Studios and Gallery
2201 1st Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat Sep 9th 6PM - 9PM CST
Form + Content Gallery
210 N 2nd St, Minneapolis
Sat Sep 9th 6PM - 9PM CST
Traffic Zone
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
Tue Sep 12th 6PM CST Artist Talk
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 E 4th Street, St. Paul
Thu Sep 14th 6PM - 9PM CST
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis
Fri Sep 15th 6:30PM - 9PM CST
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
Thu Sep 21st 7PM CST Artist Talk
Mia's U.S. Bank Gallery
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat Sep 23rd 7PM - 9PM CST
Kolman Pryor Gallery
1500 Jackson St NE #395, Minneapolis
Wed Sep 27th 6PM CST Closing Night Panel Discsusion
Hennepin County Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Fri Oct 6th 6PM - 8PM CST
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
Thu Oct 12th 5:30PM - 7:30PM CST
Traffic Zone
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
Fri Oct 20th 6PM - 8PM CST
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
NOW SHOWING
Jul 8th - Aug 20th
Circa Gallery
210 N First St, Minneapolis
Jul 1st - Aug 23rd
The Soap Factory
514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis
Jun 15th - Aug 24th
Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 S Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis
Jul 7th - Aug 26th
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
Jul 7th - Aug 26th
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis
Jul 29th - Aug 27th
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Aug 3rd - Aug 27th
AZ Gallery
308 Prince Street, St. Paul
Aug 12th - Aug 27th
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE, Minneapolis
Jul 29th - Aug 27th
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Jul 15th - Aug 27th
Flanders + Associates
818 West Lake St, Minneapolis
Aug 12th - Aug 27th
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE, Minneapolis
Jul 29th - Aug 27th
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Jul 29th - Aug 29th
CO Exhibitions Gallery
1101 Stinson Blvd, Minneapolis
Aug 7th - Aug 30th
Artspace Jackson Flats
901 18 1/2 Ave NE, Minneapolis
Aug 3rd - Aug 30th
Solid State MN
4022 E 46th St, Minneapolis
Jun 24th - Sep 1st
801 Washington Lofts
801 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis
Jul 7th - Sep 1st
Light Grey Art Lab
118 East 26th St, Minneapolis
Jul 20th - Sep 1st
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Aug 3rd - Sep 3rd
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Aug 12th - Sep 6th
Showroom
615 W Lake St, Minneapolis
Jun 17th - Sep 10th
Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis
Aug 1st - Sep 12th
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis
Jul 28th - Sep 17th
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
Aug 4th - Sep 17th
Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis
Aug 18th - Sep 17th
MCAD MFA Studios and Gallery
2201 1st Ave S, Minneapolis
Aug 17th - Sep 23rd
Form + Content Gallery
210 N 2nd St, Minneapolis
Aug 10th - Sep 27th
Hennepin County Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Jun 1st - Sep 30th
Track 29 City Apartments
2841 Bryant AVE S, Minneapolis
Aug 19th - Oct 1st
Gallery 360
3011 West 50th Street , Minneapolis
Jul 29th - Oct 6th
Obsidian Arts
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Aug 14th - Oct 8th
Birchwood Cafe
3311 East 25th Street, Minneapolis
Jul 20th - Oct 29th
Mia's U.S. Bank Gallery
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
Aug 17th - Oct 29th
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 E 4th Street, St. Paul
Jul 1st - Dec 30th
Smallest Museum Saint Paul
2399 University Avenue, Saint Paul
Jun 10th - Apr 17th
The Soap Factory
514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis