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    Gentrified out of his art gallery, local businessman Teqen Zéa-Aida is looking for a new job: City Council member for Ward 7. Read More...
    Artist Perci Chester shares never-before-seen photos from her party-going days in mid-‘70s San Francisco, now on view at Traffic Zone Gallery through September 29th. Read More...
    Screening another series of experimental short films on Thursday, Sept 7th, at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, FVQ’s founders want to remove the boundaries around "capital-A art." Read More...
    Four curators weave together different threads of the American tapestry in an important, if uneven, show at the M in St. Paul. Read More...
    Two very different bodies of work by Jim Hittinger and Shannon Estlund find an eerie common ground this month at Rosalux Gallery. Read More...
    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...


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OPENINGS & EVENTS
Wed Oct 18th 6PM - 8PM CST
Bethel University - Olson Gallery
3900 Bethel Dr, St. Paul
Thu Oct 19th 7PM - 11PM CST
Gamut Gallery
717 S 10th St, Minneapolis
Thu Oct 19th 6PM - 7PM CST
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Fri Oct 20th 7PM - 9PM CST
Space 369
2242 University Ave, St. Paul
Fri Oct 20th 7PM - 10PM CST
Grumpy's Downtown
1111 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis
Fri Oct 20th 7PM - 10PM CST
Public Functionary
1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Sat Oct 21st 12PM - 6PM CST
Yeah Maybe
2528 22nd ST E, Minneapolis
Sat Oct 21st 2PM - 5PM CST
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Sat Oct 21st 2PM - 5PM CST
Groveland Annex
25 Groveland Tr, Minneapolis
Sat Oct 21st 7PM - 10PM CST
Sadie Halie Projects
3653 25th AVE S, Minneapolis
Sat Oct 21st 7:30PM CST Performance
Bethel University - Johnson
3900 Bethel Dr, Minneapolis
Thu Oct 26th 7PM - 10PM CST
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 E 4th Street, St. Paul
Fri Oct 27th 5PM - 9PM CST
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis
Fri Oct 27th 5PM - 8PM CST
Bryant Square Recreation Center
3101 Bryant Ave, Minneapolis
Fri Oct 27th 6PM - 9PM CST
Pirsig Projects
734 E Lake St, Minneapolis
Fri Oct 27th 6:30PM - 10PM CST
Solar Arts Building
711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Fri Oct 27th 7PM - 10PM CST
Light Grey Art Lab
118 East 26th St, Minneapolis
Nov 3rd - Nov 5th
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis
Nov 3rd - Nov 5th
Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Sat Nov 4th 6PM - 8PM CST
Catherine G Murphy Gallery - St. Kate's University
2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul
Sat Nov 4th 6PM - 9PM CST
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat Nov 4th 6PM - 9PM CST
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat Nov 4th 6PM - 8PM CST
Catherine G Murphy Gallery - St. Kate's University
2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul
Sat Nov 4th 7PM - 11PM CST
Gamut Gallery
717 S 10th St, Minneapolis
Fri Nov 10th 6PM - 8PM CST
Regis Center For Art Quarter Gallery
405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat Nov 4th 6PM - 8PM CST
Catherine G Murphy Gallery - St. Kate's University
2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul
Sun Nov 19th 12PM - 4PM CST
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Sun Nov 19th 12PM - 4PM CST
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Sat Nov 4th 6PM - 8PM CST
Catherine G Murphy Gallery - St. Kate's University
2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul
NOW SHOWING
Sep 15th - Oct 19th
Hair And Nails Gallery
2222 1/2 E 35th ST, Minneapolis
Oct 6th - Oct 20th
Pirsig Projects
734 E Lake St, Minneapolis
Sep 8th - Oct 21st
Bockley Gallery
2123 W 21st St, Minneapolis
Sep 22nd - Oct 21st
Light Grey Art Lab
118 East 26th St, Minneapolis
Sep 23rd - Oct 21st
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Oct 7th - Oct 21st
Vine Arts Center
2637 27th AVE S, Minneapolis
Sep 7th - Oct 21st
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis
Sep 16th - Oct 22nd
Flanders + Associates
818 West Lake St, Minneapolis
Aug 28th - Oct 22nd
Bethel University - Johnson
3900 Bethel Dr, Minneapolis
Sep 22nd - Oct 25th
Law Warschaw Gallery
Fine Arts Commons 105, 130 S Macalester St, St. Paul
Sep 16th - Oct 28th
Kolman Pryor Gallery
1500 Jackson St NE #395, Minneapolis
Sep 22nd - Oct 28th
Minneapolis Photo Center
2400 North Second Street, Minneapolis
Jul 20th - Oct 29th
Mia's U.S. Bank Gallery
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
Oct 7th - Oct 29th
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE, Minneapolis
Sep 7th - Oct 31st
TOPO Gallery
1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis
Oct 6th - Nov 4th
The Porch Gallery
3306 Park Avenue, Minneapolis
Sep 16th - Nov 4th
Midway Contemporary Art
527 Second Avenue SE, Minneapolis
Sep 28th - Nov 4th
Form + Content Gallery
210 N 2nd St, Minneapolis
Oct 10th - Nov 4th
Regis Center For Art Quarter Gallery
405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis
Sep 22nd - Nov 5th
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Sep 29th - Nov 5th
Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis
Sep 29th - Nov 7th
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
Oct 13th - Nov 7th
Franconia in the City@Casket
1781 Jefferson St. NE, Minneapolis
Oct 11th - Nov 7th
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
Oct 14th - Nov 10th
Showroom
615 W Lake St, Minneapolis
Oct 12th - Nov 10th
Traffic Zone
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
Sep 15th - Nov 11th
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
Oct 13th - Nov 11th
Rogue Buddha Gallery
357 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Sep 23rd - Nov 12th
The Hive Salon
1621 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Aug 17th - Nov 12th
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 E 4th Street, St. Paul
Oct 13th - Nov 15th
Denler Gallery
3003 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul
Oct 14th - Nov 25th
Circa Gallery
210 N First St, Minneapolis
Oct 6th - Dec 8th
Gallery 13
811 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis
Sep 14th - Dec 9th
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis
Sep 21st - Dec 9th
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
Oct 12th - Dec 21st
Marsden/Gustafson Gallery
550 Vandalia St, St. Paul
Jul 1st - Dec 30th
Smallest Museum Saint Paul
2399 University Avenue, Saint Paul
Oct 7th - Dec 31st
Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis
Oct 1st - Dec 31st
Opening Night
2836 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
Oct 14th - Jan 31st
801 Washington Lofts
801 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis
Sep 5th - Mar 8th
St. Paul Skyways
426 Minnesota Ave N, St. Paul
Jun 10th - Apr 17th
The Soap Factory
514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis