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

Alyssa Baguss & Andrew MacGuffie

Racetrack Rodeo Interactive Activity Performance

This racetrack rodeo features a bicycle scramble, marching band sprints and flying hot dogs. Enter the event sweepstakes, ride the giant slide…and if you still can’t figure out what’s going on, ask the fortune teller. Don’t wreck your life by missing this.

Cost: No entrance fee. We might nickel and dime you.

Casket Arts Building - Parking lot
1781 Jefferson St NE
Minneapolis, MN

Friday May 17

7- 8pm

Artefacts – Art, Bikes, Chalk

Music, Chalk, Cider Family-friendly Interactive Activity Music

We’re going all-out this year with all the things we love, including:
~ An art market featuring local NE artists and craftsman
~ Chalk artists and a create your own mural station
~ Family-friendly activities
~ Cider, cider and more cider (and beer)

ARTISTS:
Emily Floyd Handmade
Sideshow Gallery
Heidi Arts
Scrappy Products
Julie Garretson – Saatchi Art
Kelly Newcomer
Lucky7 Wood Furniture
Midwest Special Services, Inc.
Triple Crown
Cogito Prints

FOOD:
Union Kitchen MN

MUSIC:
Haldy Music
mike munson
Chris Holm Music
Planet Plookey

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Donna Webb

Drawing, Watercolor, Photography Interactive Activity

Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Painting (Adults Only).

Cost: FREE

Casket Arts Carriage House
1720 NE Madison St
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

6-8pm Friday, 2-5pm Saturday, 2-4pm Sunday

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

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

Guerilla Haiku Movement

Interactive Public Art Family-friendly Interactive Activity

We are hosting a haiku Free-for-All with a goal of 1,000 haiku about art and the Twin Cities glittering outside Jackson Flats by the end of Art-A-Whirl. Also offering a scavenger hunt challenges to help navigate the joys of Jackson Flats participating studios! Come swap some syllables with us!

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

7-9pm Friday, Noon-5pm Saturday, Noon-3pm Sunday

HandmaidArt

Paper, photography, glass, wood, painting, sketching, music Family-friendly Interactive Activity Music

Live music throughout the weekend, “make and take” art projects.

Cost: FREE

St. Clement's Catholic Church
901 24th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Hip Hop Yoga with 612 Jungle

Yoga Interactive Activity

Join us for #Hustle and Flow (Vinyasa) hip-hop yoga class. Limited spaces so arrive early.

Cost: FREE

Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Saturday 8:30-9:30am; Sunday 9:00-10:00am

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

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

Larissa Loden

Instillation Family-friendly Interactive Activity

You’re a Gem is an interactive art playground. You can jump into a citrine inspired ball pit, walk through an opal, explore a geode, transform into a prism, be a part of an Ashley Mary painting, take your photo on a gemstone wall or spring into a pink linen gemstone! We will be donating all proceeds from ticket sales and donations to NEMAA. Tickets are available in advance at youreagemmsp.com or at the door for all half hour time slots.

Cost: $20 suggested donation at door

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Linda Clayton

Mixed media, Painting, Music Family-friendly Interactive Activity Music

London Calling new series of paintings inspired by songs from musicians in the U.K. Each painting will have headphones available for the viewer to listen to the song that inspired each painting. Ella Ebner vocal major at PIM institute of MN will be singing and playing ukulele.

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

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

Melody Tudisco

Painting, Mixed media Interactive Activity

Have you ever wondered how color and texture affect your feelings? Can a painting, a sculpture, make you happy, ease your fears, calm your nerves? Stop by the Northrup King Building Studio 383 to participate in the Color, Texture Challenge. Enjoy A lollipop for participating (color of your choice, “naturally”).

Cost: FREE

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

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

NE Wellness

Community Acupuncture Interactive Activity

We have acupuncture available by donation; private Thai Bodywork samples available by donation; and a Yin Yoga + Tea Ceremony available by donation.

Cost: Donations appreciated

Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

Yin Yoga + Tea Ceremony is happening at 5:30-8pm Sunday

PotekGlass

Glass Interactive Activity

Drop by PotekGlass Studio Shop & Gallery for a 15-minute workshop to create a glass kiln-formed magnet or pendant. Pick-up your work the following week after Art-A-whirl! A custom one-of-a-kind take-it souvenir from your art-full weekend!

Cost: $15 / person

Friday May 17 Saturday May 18 Sunday May 19

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

St. John’s Lutheran Church

Children's crafts Family-friendly Interactive Activity

There will be three different crafts for a range of ages. Maracas made with easter eggs and spoons will be an easier option. Then there will be a rock and pipe cleaner sculpture. Straw weaving will be a more difficult activity for older children. The children will be able to make one or all of the crafts.

Cost: FREE

St. John's Lutheran Church
610 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Saturday May 18

10am-5pm

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

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

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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