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Getting Around Art-A-Whirl

Find info on free Metro Transit passes, Arts District Trolleys, parking locations, accessibility, and more for Art-A-Whirl May 17-19, 2024.

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Free Metro Transit Passes

Download a free Metro Transit pass for easy access to Art-A-Whirl!

Metro Transit Lines that run through NE:

  • 4 (Connects to South Minneapolis/Edina – up Johnson St NE)
  • 6 (Connects to South Minneapolis/Edina – up Main St & A-Mill)
  • 10 (Connects to Fridley, Columbia Heights, South Mpls – up Central Ave NE)
  • 11 (Connects to Downtown, South Minneapolis via 4th St – up 2nd Ave & California Building
  • 17 (Connects to St. Louis Park, Downtown, – up Monroe St, then Washington, Lowry: Flux Arts, Holland Arts, Casket Arts buildings)
  • 30 (Connects Prospect Park, Lauderdale, the Quarry, up Broadway St NE)
  • 32 (Connects Robbinsdale to N Mpls, to Lowry St NE & Edison High School)
  • 61 (Connects 2010 Artblok to Minneapolis Cider Co and SE Minneapolis)

Use Metro Transit’s Trip Planner.

FRIDAY - May 17

Click for Metro Transit Free Ride Pass


Click for Metro Transit Free Ride Pass

SUNDAY - May 19

Click for Metro Transit Free Ride Pass

Quincy Street Closure

The Quincy Street closure will take place leading up to and during the hours of Art-A-Whirl. This closure for safety purposes: to keep motorized vehicles and pedestrians from interacting too closely.

Hard Closures (no cars beyond this point):

  • Q.arma Building – 1224 Quincy St NE. No car access to Quincy Hall Parking lot.
  • Solar Arts Building – 711 15th Ave NE. Resident access to the alley only.
  • 14th & Van Buren. Access to Northrup King Building Parking lot only.

Soft Closures: (only parking lot access)

  • 14th Ave NE & Central Ave. Access to Northrup King Building and Timber & Tie Apartments (private) only.
  • 15th & Monroe. Resident access to the alley only.

Quincy St & Broadway. Access to paid parking at Highlight Center Only. No street parking on Quincy St NE.

Art-A-Whirl Trolleys

Sponsored by the NE Lions Club, these free Trolleys will run during Art-A-Whirl hours. A loop through the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District takes roughly 30 minutes, with a trolley visiting a stop every 10-15 minutes. 3 Trolleys will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Art-A-Whirl Trolley Hours

  • Friday, May 17th: 5-10pm
  • Saturday, May 18th: Noon-8pm
  • Sunday, May 19th: Noon-5pm

Click for PDF Map

Trolley Stop Locations

Accessible Locations

The studio buildings listed below include accessible parking space, ramps, elevators, and restrooms.

Accessibility of locations is reported by building management and not exhaustive or indicating full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons with chemical sensitivity should note that fragrances from fresh paint and other construction materials will be evident in many studios. Please contact buildings or location directly to determine accessibility or layouts of their buildings or studios.

Other Parking Options

Parking locations can be viewed on the Art-A-Whirl Map.

Free Parking

  • Grain Belt
  • California Building
  • East Side Neighborhood Services
  • St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral
  • Solar Arts Building
  • Sociable Cider Werks
  • 2010 Artblok

Paid Parking

Highlight Center

For Bikes

Bike racks are located throughout NE, but there will be three large stations of bike racks at:

BŪCH Fermentary & Taproom (1121 Quincy St NE)

Indeed Brewing Co. (711 15th Ave NE)

Bauhaus Brew Labs (1315 Tyler St NE)

See Bike Paths


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