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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 19-21, 2023.

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Free Metro Transit Passes

Download a free Metro Transit pass for easy access to Art-A-Whirl! Buses that route through Northeast Minneapolis include the 10, 11, and 32. Use Metro Transit’s Trip Planner.

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 19th: 5-10pm
  • Saturday, May 20th: Noon-8pm
  • Sunday, May 21st: 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 station of bike racks at:

See Bike Paths


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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