Skip to Main Content

Art-A-Whirl

Flux Arts Building is open Art-A-Whirl weekend on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Our hours are:

  • Friday: 5pm-10pm
  • Saturday: 12pm-8pm
  • Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Legend
Online sales available
Art-A-Whirl: open at least one day
Food truck

Art-A-Whirl Activities

Family-friendly
Indoor
Interactive Activity

Die Cut Cardmaking Workshop

Cost: Free

Friday - May 17 · Saturday - May 18 · Sunday - May 19
Fri 5-10, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm

Art to Change the World will be hosting an expansive card making activity using our new die cut machine! Acrylic markers, beads, exotic papers and more will also be available.

We will have snacks and beverages and a lounge area to kick back and relax.

 

 

Flux Arts Building – 2nd Floor
2505 NE Howard St
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Map & Directions

612-845-0416 Send Email

Family-friendly
Indoor
Interactive Activity

Fused Glass Magnet Making!

Cost: $15

Saturday - May 18
Sat 10-4:45pm

Learn the basics of fused glass with this magnet making activity. Participants will learn to cut glass, assemble a pattern, and fusing basics.

Join us Saturday for a family friendly glass activity! Create a 2″ x 2′” fused glass magnet! Cost $15 for materials.

Flux Arts Building
2505 NE Howard St
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Map & Directions

612-281-7243 Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Family-friendly

Live Painting by Rue X

Cost: Free

Friday - May 17 · Saturday - May 18 · Sunday - May 19
Fri 5-10, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm

Come watch Rue demo their painting process at the Flux building! Come see their process along with art from local artists.

Flux Arts Building
2505 NE Howard St
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Map & Directions

6513431549 Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Family-friendly
Indoor

Make a Tiny Painting

Cost: FREE!

Friday - May 17 · Saturday - May 18 · Sunday - May 19
Fri 5-10, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm

First 50 visitors will try their hand at a business card size watercolor!

Rebecca will provide paint, paper and supplies for visitors to explore techniques like masking, salt, washes, and inking on a small scale to create their own tiny masterpiece.

Flux Arts Building – First Floor
2505 NE Howard St
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Map & Directions

612-422-0140 Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Family-friendly
Indoor
Interactive Activity
Other

Make Your Own World – Make and Take

Cost: donation

Friday - May 17 · Saturday - May 18 · Sunday - May 19
Fri 5-10, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm

This is an easy and fun make and take activity where people can make an orb out of fabric scraps and thread ( both provided).  It’s a little project called ‘Make your Own World’.

A Venmo QR code is provided so people may donate what they think is appropriate

 

Flux Arts Building
2505 NE Howard St
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Map & Directions

715.718.1615 Send Email

Family-friendly
Indoor
Interactive Activity

Miniature Collage Painting!

Cost: $1 or Pay what you want

Friday - May 17 · Saturday - May 18 · Sunday - May 19
Fri 6-9pm, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm

Make a Miniature Collage Painting!

Create a miniature collage painting from packet of materials. Explore collage as a painting and have a trade card to share.

Flux Arts Building
2505 NE Howard St
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Map & Directions

Send Email Visit Website

Family-friendly
Indoor
Interactive Activity

Paint Your Own Patches!

Cost: Pay-What-You-Want

Friday - May 17 · Saturday - May 18
Fri noon-5pm, Sat noon-5pm.

Join us in the Flux Building to paint your own unique patch!

You can use stencils or freehand a design to take home and sew onto your favorite jacket or bag. Paint, brushes, stencils, and unpainted fabric patches will be provided. This is a pay-what-you-want activity, and you can make two patches per person.

Flux Arts Building
2505 NE Howard St
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Map & Directions

Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Family-friendly
Indoor
Wheelchair Accessible

Polymer Clay Make and Takes

Cost: Pay what you can

Friday - May 17 · Saturday - May 18 · Sunday - May 19
Fri 5-10, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm

Explore the piles of colored clay in Layl McDill’s studio and create something fun! 

Find trays of solid colored clay and piles of swirling colored scrap clay- some of it even has tiny animals in it!  Take the clay and slice it up to add it to an object like a jar, tin, frame, light switch cover or even make an animal sculpture!  You will take your creation home and bake it in your oven to have a lasting memory! Pay what you want.

Flux Arts Building – Studio E
2505 NE Howard St
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Map & Directions

612-201-8056 Send Email Visit Website

Family-friendly
Indoor
Interactive Activity

Postcards for a Purpose

Cost: Free

Friday - May 17 · Saturday - May 18 · Sunday - May 19
Fri 5-10, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm

Help us celebrate the power of art, connection, and creativity one postcard at a time.

Each postcard is a blank canvas eagerly awaiting the participants to unleash their artistic flair. From whimsical doodles to heartfelt illustrations, these postcards become personalized tokens of memories shared at the event.

But the magic doesn’t end there. Embracing the spirit of connection, attendees are invited to share their creations with others. Whether it’s a heartfelt message to a loved one, a random act of kindness to a stranger, or a gesture of gratitude to an elder or veteran, these postcards carry the power to brighten someone’s day.

Each postcard will be collected, stamped, and mailed to its intended recipient following the event, ensuring that the spirit of connection and gratitude travels far and wide.

With each stroke of a pen and each heartfelt message written, these postcards become vessels of joy, spreading warmth and kindness wherever they go. So, pick up a postcard, let your creativity flow, and send a piece of your heART to someone who could use a smile.

Flux Arts Building
2505 NE Howard St
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Map & Directions

Send Email

Art Demo
Family-friendly
Indoor
Interactive Activity

Take-and-Make Weavings

Cost: Pay what you can

Friday - May 17 · Saturday - May 18 · Sunday - May 19
Fri 5-10, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm

Make your own weaving on a cardboard loom! We’ll show you how to make your own little tapestry and let you go to town from our yarn collection.

Pay what you can, play with fibers, and make something truly unique and fun. Family friendly activity, fun for all ages!

Flux Arts Building
2505 NE Howard St
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Map & Directions

Send Email

shopping cart icon View Cart