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Thorp Building

1618 Northeast Central Avenue
#130
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Nationally acclaimed artist, Michael Birawer, has brought a new look to the face of urban neighborhoods through his unique style of painting. A combination of graffiti, cartoon, illustration and heavy textures, his paintings have received praise from both art critics and patrons, who describe his work as “ one of the best examples of the contemporary revival of urban art. ”

When asked about his work Birawer states, “ In my work, I strive to capture the connections between people and place that create identity. Where we stop for coffee in the morning, have a beer with a friend, or attend a sporting event – all become a part of who we are as individuals, neighbors, and community members. By exaggerating the personalities of the people and architecture, I hope to inspire emotions and evoke memories for the viewer; feelings that may go unnoticed or under-appreciated in the routine of life. Additionally, I hope that my work makes people think about the importance of community in a world that seems to be increasingly individualistic. ”

Michael has sold over 200 original works depicting scenes of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, Washington DC, New York, Vancouver, Calgary and San Francisco. He has completed commissioned works for the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, the PGA Ryder Cup, Seafair’s 65th Anniversary, The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Minnesota Speaker of the House, Adler Planetarium in Chicago, University of Maryland, Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota State Fair, Tommy Bahama,
and Amano McGann International.

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Michael Birawer is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.

The first 100 visitors to our gallery during Art-A-Whirl will received a Michael Birawer 20th Anniversary “Northeast Minneapolis” shopping tote. These will go fast!

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Michael Birawer takes commissions.

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