MPLSART is a guiding voice in the Twin Cities visual arts community.

Founded in 2005, MPLSART.COM hosts an exhaustive exhibition calendar, gallery guide, and high-quality editorial coverage of the best local exhibitions, artists, and galleries, working tirelessly to elevate the Twin Cities' world class visual arts community both locally and nationally. Through cultivating local collectors, strategic partnerships with established institutions, and working with local businesses, MPLSART.COM strives to create a more sustainable arts scene for all. MPLSART.COM is owned and operated by husband and wife team Katie and Blaine Garrett and employs an amazing staff of artists.


MPLSART is independently owned and operated by artists.

  • Blaine Garrett - Co-owner, General Manager, and Technical Director
  • Katie Garrett - Co-owner and Design Director
  • Russ White - Senior Editor
  • Nicole Thomas - Social Media
  • Anika Sieh - Assistant Project Coordinator


MPLSART.COM was founded in 2005 by designer/curator, Emma Berg. She saw a need for a consolidated, curated listing of important art events in the Twin Cities. In 2006, Emma was joined by fellow arts advocate, Kristoffer Knutson. Together, they ran the site and curated a host of exhibits and creativity-infused events. It was a work of passion, blood, sweat, and so on.

Ten years after the original launch, MPLSART.COM lives on under Blaine and Katie Garrett. The new owners are driven by sincere devotion to promoting the local scene and building a more sustainable arts community. MPLSART continues to be a platform for event listings, discussions, artist promotion, and celebrating local success.

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