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Once the home to a thriving seed company, this 102-year-old structure is now the largest art complex in Minnesota. Northrup King Building is home to over 350 artists and small businesses.

Visit the NEMAA Directory to see which artists are in Northrup King Building. You can filter by open date to see who has open hours, or visit online shops.

Art-A-Whirl

Northrup King Building is open Art-A-Whirl weekend on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Northrup King Building is considered mobility accessible.

Elevator
Ramp
Restroom
Parking

Northrup King Building is requiring masks.

Activities

Art Demo
Indoor
Wheelchair Accessible

Beauty, Philosophy, Art…and Painting with Mary Pettis

Cost: Free

Friday - May 20 · Saturday - May 21 · Sunday - May 22
All weekend during Art-A-Whirl hours

Join Mary Pettis in the studio painting and talking with guests about beauty, philosophy, and art. Mary holds the designation “ARC Living Master” along with being a Signature Member for American Impressionist Society, American Society of Marine Artists, and Oil Painters of America.

Studio #366, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

612-405-0352 Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Indoor
Wheelchair Accessible

Candle Pouring

Cost: Free

Sunday - May 22
All day Sunday.

Demonstration on pouring candles.

Note on wheelchair accessibility: this studio is on the 2nd floor of the Northrup King Building near the Van Buren St. entrance. A passenger elevator is located on the other side of the building. Attendees with wheelchairs will need to use that elevator to go to the second floor and then make their way to the studio.

Northrup King Building, Studio 206
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis MN 55413

763-283-8510 Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Indoor
Wheelchair Accessible

Circular Sock Knitting Machine

Cost: Free

Saturday - May 21
All Day.

Demonstration of a hand crank circular sock knitting machine used originally to make socks for troops in WWI to prevent trench foot.

Nokomis Knitting Company, Studio 240, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis MN 55413

612-345-2998 Send Email Visit Website

Indoor
Interactive Activity
Wheelchair Accessible

MOON Factory: Custom Art on the spot

Cost: $60-95

Friday - May 20 · Saturday - May 21 · Sunday - May 22
All weekend during Art-A-Whirl hours.

The MOON Factory is open for Art-A-Whirl: fill out a form with your personal details, pick your colors, and come back in a few hours to pick up your custom MOON!

#371, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis MN 55413

651-308-3798 Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Indoor
Wheelchair Accessible

Oil and Cold Wax demonstration

Cost: Free

Saturday - May 21 · Sunday - May 22
2pm

Kate Singer will demonstrate applying layers of cold wax medium to achieve texture and layering of color.

Studio #350, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis MN 55413

952-239-2929 Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Family-friendly
Indoor
Wheelchair Accessible

Plant Printing

Cost: Free

Saturday - May 21 · Sunday - May 22
12:30-1:30pm

Plant printing demo with free demo cards to people who watch. (This is NOT a hands-on participant event).

Linda Snouffer will demonstrate basic leaf printing onto blank greeting cards, which viewers may take home at no charge. This demo explains botanical printmaking, which is the foundation of her landscapes.

Masks are not required, but respected.

forNOW Studio, #139, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis MN 55413

651-528-3987 Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Family-friendly
Indoor
Wheelchair Accessible

Weaving Demonstration

Cost: Free

Friday - May 20 · Saturday - May 21 · Sunday - May 22
All weekend during Art-A-Whirl hours

Weaving demonstrations, free yarn and cones for people to take.

Studio #386, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

612-788-7800 Send Email Visit Website

Indoor
Music

Live Music – 5cent Reality

Cost: Free

Saturday - May 21
6-8pm

5cent Reality, a danceable rock n’ roll band.

Studio 406, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis MN 55413

612-749-5016 Send Email

Family-friendly
Indoor
Interactive Activity
Wheelchair Accessible

Watercolor Batik

Cost: Free

Friday - May 20 · Saturday - May 21 · Sunday - May 22
Fri: 7-9pm; Sat & Sun: 3-5pm

Try your hand at watercolor batik, a modern twist on the ancient Javanese art of batik with artist Kim Gordon.

Studio 350, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

612-558-2878 Send Email Visit Website

Indoor
Interactive Activity
Masks Required
Wheelchair Accessible

Zine + Riot: Community Conversations

Cost: Free

Friday - May 20 · Saturday - May 21 · Sunday - May 22
Fri 6-10, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm

Blood on the Pavement is a group show that pairs poetry and visual art to spark conversations about violence against Black bodies. In the spirit of collaboration, the exhibit includes a “Zine + Riot” station where visitors are encouraged to draw, collage, write a poem, and more. What starts as a blank book, will become a community conversation. Writing prompts and art materials available.

The Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Studio 332, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Family-friendly
Indoor
Wheelchair Accessible

Painting flowers from photo reference in oil

Cost: Free

Friday - May 20 · Saturday - May 21 · Sunday - May 22
All weekend during the hours of Art-A-Whirl

Watch artist Dyan Padgett create a floral oil painting from photo reference.

Northrup King Building, Studio 200
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

952-393-3467 Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Indoor
Wheelchair Accessible

Oil Painting Demo

Cost: Free

Saturday - May 21 · Sunday - May 22
Sat: 12:30-1:30, Sun: 12:30-1:30

Artist Demo using Rosemary & Co brushes for oil painting. Learn about the variety of brushes available for oil, watercolor, and acrylic – and tips for cleaning and care. A wide variety of brushes will be available to purchase throughout the weekend.

Studio Pintura #295, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis MN 55413

612-801-1053 Send Email Visit Website

Family-friendly
Food Truck
Indoor
Masks Required
Music
Outdoor

Northrup King Building at Art-A-Whirl

Cost: Free

Friday - May 20 · Saturday - May 21 · Sunday - May 22

Come visit Minnesota’s Largest Arts Complex during Art-a-Whirl® Weekend – Over 350 Artists Under One Gigantic Roof! Live Art Demos, Interactive Activities, and More – Check out our Events Schedule at www.northrupkingbuilding.com. We can’t wait to whirl with you!
Plus! Mwago Kuria will be out in the NKB pocket park on Friday and Saturday evening playing his sweet guitar.
FOOD Options:
Friday, May 20th
Saturday, May 21st
El Burrito Mercado (evening only)
Sunday, May 20th

Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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