Art-A-Whirl® Activities

NEMAA provides information on art demos, performances, and family-friendly activities during Art-A-Whirl® weekend.

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3D Printing and Computer Modeling

3D Printing and Computer Modeling Art Demo Family-friendly Interactive Activity

Design your own 3D shapes and print them on a 3D Printer with artist Tim Chapp!

Cost: FREE, but we will print personalized items for the cost of the materials

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

3D Printer will be in operation all weekend. 3D Modeling is Noon-2pm Saturday

Activities at NE Tree House

Painting, Music, Performance, Tarot, Art Therapy, Kids' Crafts Art Demo Family-friendly Interactive Activity Music Performance

Tammy Boots delivers insight into your past, present, and future with personalized Tarot Card Readings. Friday: 6-8pm

“She Beeps” performing original music Friday 8pm, Saturday: 3:30pm

Singer Harley Wood performs original music and covers. Friday: 9pm, Saturday: 5pm

Piano performances by Scotch, a sweet old dog who is very talented. He composes unique piano pieces, and has a few other good tricks up his sleeve. Performances available upon request

Create Art with Therapist Nina Holz, and wash the cares of the day away. Saturday & Sunday: 2pm.

Hands-on Crafts and Activities for Kids with Keisha Dent. Sunday: 12:30pm

Tammy Boots demonstrates her unique style of sensual, hypnotic, organic swirly painting. Sunday: 3pm

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Varies

Aldo Moroni

Clay, Sculpture Art Demo Family-friendly Interactive Activity

The public is invited to help create a huge miniature world in clay.

Cost: Donations appreciated

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

AlisonWendy Designs

Jewelry Art Demo Family-friendly Interactive Activity

Make and stamp your own bracelet.

Cost: $32.00-$38.00

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Alyse Emanuel

Watercolor and graphite Art Demo

Original 5-minute watercolor portraits.

Cost: $15, $5 for each additional person

Saturday May 18

Noon-6pm

Amanda Pearson

Fiber, Mixed Media Art Demo

Art demonstration of creating 2D artwork with glued embroidery floss

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Benjamin Wuest

3D printing Art Demo

Demonstrations of the three primary motion systems of 3D printing.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18

Blue Ribbon Bronze

Bronze sculpture Art Demo

Small bronze pour.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

7pm Friday, 2pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday

Christopher T Lyle

Digital Art Art Demo

3d printer demonstrations.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17

Clay Throwing Demonstration

Clay Art Demo Family-friendly

Join Tara Block at Dame Errant Studio and experience clay taking form on the throwing wheel.

Cost: FREE

Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Saturday 3-3:30pm; Sunday 3-3:30pm

Dyan J Padgett

Oil painting (realism) Art Demo Family-friendly

Painting florals from a photo reference.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Edison High School

Visual Arts, Performance Art Demo Interactive Activity Music Performance

Presented by the students of Edison High School: Interactive spray paint art demo & Mini-theater production (Sat). Musical performances and artwork on display for sale (Fri-Sat).

Cost: FREE

Thomas Edison High School
700 22nd Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18

3-7pm Friday, 11am-5pm Saturday

Emily Gray Koehler

Printmaking Art Demo

Drypoint Printmaking Demonstration; Learn about the history, process and versatility of this traditional intaglio method while Emily demonstrates printing her newest copper drypoint plate.

Cost: FREE

Saturday May 18

2:00 PM

Erin Maurelli

Printmaking, Book art Art Demo Family-friendly

Letterpress on the sign press. Cards, Posters, Shrinky-film! Book binding demo! Hand binding journals and making book cloth all weekend. Come watch and learn how books are made.

Cost: Donations appreciated

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Eyenga Bokamba

Abstract Painting and Installation Art Art Demo Family-friendly Interactive Activity

How do you see what you see when you see it? This interactive, artist-led creative activity is for all ages! First, we will look, and then, we might see. Expect surprise, delight, and the opportunity to create the beauty you want to see in the world.

Cost: $10.00 donation appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

6:30-7:30pm & 8-9pm Friday, 12:30-1:30pm & 3-4pm & 6-7pm Saturday, 1-2pm & 3-4pm Sunday

Franklin Design House

Design & Screen Printing Art Demo Family-friendly

Live screen printing commerative prints. For $5 get a crash coarse in screen printing and print a one of a kind design with the crew from the Franklin Design House.

Cost: $5.00

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Jennifer Shea Hedberg

Ice Sculpture Art Demo Family-friendly Interactive Activity

Finnish Glass Ice Lantern Release Demo: A hands-on demonstration of how to make a Finnish Glass Ice Lantern which is a project from the Ice Wrangler’s book, Ice Luminary Magic.

Cost: FREE

Saturday May 18

2:00 PM

Jill Whitney-Birk

Mixed Media Art Demo

Artist Jill Whitney-Birk will do demos of her process of making mixed media artworks on paper and wood panels.

Cost: FREE

Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

11:30am & 3pm

Julie Burkhart-Haid

Modern Micro Mosaics and Fine Custom Jewelry Art Demo

Artist Julie Burkhart-Haid will be demonstrating how she creates modern micro mosaic jewelry.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Karlyn Eckman

Silverpoint and metalpoint drawing Art Demo Family-friendly

Demonstrations in metal point drawing in gold, silver, bismuth, brass and copper. Visitors can try their hand at using metal point materials.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Katy Noun

Encaustic, Pottery, Painting Art Demo

Encaustic painting demonstrations.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Keith Dixon

Oil painting Art Demo

Demonstration of traditional oil painting

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Kelly Marshall

Weaving, Textiles for interiors Art Demo Family-friendly Interactive Activity

Weaving demonstrations, free yarn thrums for kids and try-it weaving!

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Kordula Coleman

Figurative ceramic sculpture Art Demo

Demonstration of how artist Kordula Coleman makes her small scale ceramic heads.

Cost: FREE

Grain Belt Bottling House
79 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Saturday May 18

Layl McDill

Polymer Clay Art Demo Family-friendly

Stop in and play with clay! Layl will teach you a fun design by making “worms and blankets”. When you slice it up a design will appear! Take your clay home and bake it in your own oven.

Cost: Pay what you can

Saturday May 18

Noon-4pm

Linda Snouffer

Botanical printmaking Art Demo

Demonstration of basic plant printing; demo cards will be FREE to people who come into watch the demo.

Cost: FREE

Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

12:15-1:15pm both Saturday & Sunday

Loretta Bebeu

Drawing Art Demo

Mixing reality with abstraction while demonstrating pastel, and charcoal.

Cost: Donations appreciated

Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

4-8pm Saturday, 2-4pm Sunday

Luke T. Benson

Illustration, Design Art Demo

Illustration demonsration (ink/watercolor).

Cost: FREE

Saturday May 18

Noon-3pm

Make your own climbing holds

Climbing Holds, Fiberglass-Cement Art Demo Family-friendly Interactive Activity

Make your own climbing holds! (Weather permitting). First, sculpt the molds, and then pour the fiberglass mixture.

Cost: FREE (unless you want to keep your own climbing holds)

Saturday May 18

Noon-2:30pm

Make Your Own Magnets

Magnet Art Art Demo Family-friendly Interactive Activity

Make Your Own Unique Refrigerator Magnets with artist Tim Chapp!

Cost: $3 per magnet, or $5 per pair

Friday May 17

5-8pm

Making a Cutting Board

Wood Art Demo Interactive Activity

Watch and learn the process of making a cutting board with artist Justin Hossle of Hossle Woodworks – and get the chance to make your own. We’ll show you the step-by-step process from picking materials to applying the final coat of oil to the board. Free to watch and learn, $35 to customize and create your very own 9”x5” cutting board (will require a return trip to pick up the finished board).

Cost: Free to watch and learn, $35 to customize & create your own board

Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Saturday 1:15p-1:45p, 5:15p-5:45p; Sunday 1:15p-1:45p

Mary Pettis

Oil Painting: Expressive Realism Art Demo

ARC Living Master, Mary Pettis, will be painting in studio/gallery #366 at the Northrup King Building all throughout the Art-A-Whirl weekend. Stop in!

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Matt Thompson

Neon glassblowing Art Demo

Live neon glass blowing demos all day.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Mercury Mosaics

Ceramic Tile Mosaic Art Demo Family-friendly

Come and watch a LIVE art demo of an 8 ft x 8 ft mosaic mural being created and installed right here at Mercury Mosaics. The illustration for this mosaic was created by Adam Turman and he’ll be here all day Saturday helping create this mosaic with Mercedes Austin and the Mercury Mosaics team.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Special guest appearance by Adam Turman on Saturday

Natosha Keefer

Mixed media, 3-D, acrylic on canvas Art Demo Interactive Activity

Live painting demos by artist Natosha Keefer and one on one sessions to help people find their own creative expression and inspiration. As she customizes your unique vibrational pattern she infuses the work with inspiration and special healing vibes to help you align to your divine path of life. Throughout the process you receive interpretations of the colors, images and energy that flows from your canvas.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

2pm Saturday, 1pm Sunday

Nokomis Knitting Company

Fiber Arts Art Demo Family-friendly

Ongoing demonstration of circular knitting machine.

Cost: FREE

Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Norseman Distillery

Oil Painting, cocktails Art Demo

See a Skyscape painting demo from award winning artist, Heather Friedli. Special Norseman artist-inspired cocktails. Special discounts available for art buyers.

Cost: FREE

Strong Scott Building
451 Taft St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

1-3pm Saturday

Raku Firing

Ceramics Art Demo Family-friendly Interactive Activity Music Performance

Raku firing and demonstrations in the parking lot, adjacent to Mojo Coffee Gallery. Live music inside Mojo, and, weather-permitting, outside on a deck/stage overlooking the parking area.

Cost: FREE for watching demos; participants can purchase bisque ceramics and decorate with provided glazes. $5-$10 for fired work; all proceeds go to support Potters Without Kilns

Mojo Coffee Gallery (California Building)
2205 California St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18

6-10pm Friday, 2-8pm+ Saturday

Ray Ellis

Woodworking, Furniture, Wood turning Art Demo

Woodworking demonstrations.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18

Slab Building Demonstration

Clay Art Demo Family-friendly

In the slab building technique the clay is rolled into flat pieces.  Those pieces are then draped over/into a mold or the pieces are cut and assembled into the desired shape.  This technique allows the creation of pieces different from those created on a wheel.  The demonstration will be a walk-through of this process. With Guy Harper of Friendly Bear Stoneware.

Cost: FREE

Holland Arts Building
607 22nd Ave NE
Minneapolis MN 55418

Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Saturday 2p-2:45p, 6p-6:45p; Sunday 2p-2:45p

St. Mary’s Orthodox Church

Painting, Music Art Demo Family-friendly Music Performance

Ongoing demonstration of painting icons and eggs. Choir concert on Saturday.

Cost: FREE

St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral
1701 5th St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Choir concert 4:15pm Saturday

Studio Pintura

Painting Art Demo

Portrait Demo with artist Steven J. Levin.

Cost: FREE

Saturday May 18

1-4pm

Super Tiny Dino Clay Class

Clay Art Demo Family-friendly Interactive Activity

This is a Mini version of Dame Errant’s “Tiny Dino Meditation and Clay Class”. Come make a dinosaur! Free to play, $15 to fire your piece. The amazing thing about dinosaurs is there is no physical proof of what they look like, so everything you make is just right.

Cost: Free to play, $15 to fire your piece.

Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Saturday 12:30p-1p; Sunday 12:30p-1p

Todd Thyberg

Printmaking, Letterpress Art Demo Family-friendly

We’ll be printing coasters, come grab one hot off the press!

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Valerie Lockhart

Digital Art, Music, Film Art Demo Interactive Activity Music Performance

We will have a number of digital artists in house for the weekend providing interactive Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Digital Art stations for the public to interact with. There will also be music performances and creation stations for stop-animation and collaborative drawing.

Cost: FREE

MTN at the Thorp Building
1620 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Weaving Demos

Weaving Art Demo Family-friendly

Weaving demos and explanation.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Whirligig at Indeed

Brewery Art Demo Interactive Activity Music Performance

Live music performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. World Street Kitchen, Blue Door Pub, and Natedogs will be supplying food options.
Special beer releases by the brewery. Chuck U will be on site completing one of his signature paintings. Chuck U coloring wall activation.

Cost: FREE - $1 wristbands are required if participant plans to drink. 100% of the wristband proceeds go toward our Indeed We Can give back program.

Indeed Brewing Company
711 NE 15th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19
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