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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.

Art-A-Whirl

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

Northrup King Building is considered mobility accessible. View/Download Site Map

Elevator
Ramp
Restroom
Parking
Legend
Online sales available
Art-A-Whirl: open at least one day
Food truck

Art-A-Whirl Activities

Family-friendly
Indoor
Interactive Activity

Craft Your Own Magnet Masterpiece!

Cost: $7

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

Guests of all skill levels are invited to craft their own unique magnet masterpieces using oven-bake clay.

Ages 8 to 108 or 5-7 with an older helper is best.

Guided by our studio staff, Anjee, and/or detailed photo instructions, you’ll shape, design, and personalize your creation. Hand it over to us for oven-curing, glazing, and in just 20 minutes—or by show’s end (timing on pick up is up to you)—it’s yours to take home, safely wrapped for the journey. Don’t miss this chance to add a handmade touch to your Art-A-Whirl adventure at Anjee’s studio!

Northrup King Building – Studio 151
1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
Map & Directions

612-888-4252 Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Family-friendly
Indoor

Painting Life-Like Florals from Photo Reference

Cost: Free

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

Dyan will be demonstrating her process for creating lifelike floral paintings in oil using photo references.

Northrup King Building – Studio 200
1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
Map & Directions

952-393-3467 Send Email Visit Website

Pen Plotter Drawing Swirling Shapes
Art Demo
Family-friendly
Indoor

Pen Plotting – Robot Drawing Demo!

Cost: Free

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

I will be demoing my artistic process using an AxiDraw pen plotter, a drawing robot that traces the paths of my digital designs.

Often described as satisfying to watch and like a high-tech Spirograph, the pen plotter will be running at all hours of Art-A-Whirl. I will be on hand to answer any questions and explain my process from computer code to physically plotted pieces.

Northrup King Building – #406
1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
Map & Directions

Send Email Visit Website

Art Demo
Family-friendly
Indoor
Interactive Activity

The MOON Factory is OPEN!

Cost: $40-110

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

Custom Art on the Spot
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 designed by Anna: Stargirl Art.

All weekend during Art-A-Whirl® hours.

Northrup King Building – Studio 371
1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
Map & Directions

6513083798 Send Email Visit Website

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