Artist in her studio at Art-A-Whirl

Participate in Art-A-Whirl, and expose your artwork to a large audience!

Art-A-Whirl, presented by Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), is the largest open artist studio tour in the country. During Art-A-Whirl, private art studios, galleries, homes, storefronts, businesses, and restaurants have artwork on display and are open to the public, creating a fun atmosphere to connect with artists and purchase original artwork. The focus of the event is to promote the artists and art of Northeast Minneapolis.

If you would like to participate, please become a NEMAA member. NEMAA Members are involved in building a great arts-centered community, and membership dues support Art-A-Whirl and NEMAA's mission. Additionally, as a member you will be listed in 30,000 copies of the annual Artist Directory & Art-A-Whirl Guide and Art-A-Whirl map, receive an online profile, and other year-round benefits.

The annual deadline to join and be included in the printed Artist Directory & Guide and the Art-A-Whirl map is February 1. You may join NEMAA and participate in Art-A-Whirl after this date, but will only be listed online. The membership drive begins in November. 

Art-A-Whirl map - Registered Individual Artist members and Professional Art Galleries receive a red "Art-A-Whirl" location dot on the map.  In addition, the hosting location must become a member at any level. Business members receive a blue "Business Partner" dot on the map. You must become a member and completely fill out your online member profile by February 1 to be included in the Art-A-Whirl map. One descriptive location name per dot.

"Guest Artists" - NEMAA members may still participate in Art-A-Whirl even if they do not have a permanent studio in Northeast Minneapolis. NEMAA compiles a list of locations interested in hosting Guest NEMAA Artists during Art-A-Whirl. Location sizes and rates vary. Members must arrange their space location with the contacts listed on the sheet.


Additional opportunities to get involved:

Sponsor Us – NEMAA sponsorship allows you to connect with NEMAA members and our broad audience to increase your brand recognition, while supporting our mission and the largest open studio art tour in the country. Various sponsorship levels and benefit packages are available.
Volunteer – Volunteers are, and have always been, essential to NEMAA’s mission and the success of Art-A-Whirl.