Lowertown Lofts Artists Co-op Has a Loft Available to Purchase

Friends, there is a spot open in our wonderful building the the Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative. We have alot of wonderful things going on here... You have to be a practicing artist/musician/writer/ or performance artist , but I know you all are... Come take a look and live in a burgeoning area of town !  To learn more about us please visit the Live Here section of our website.

We will be adding more details about the space shortly. 

Lowertown Lofts Artist Liz Carlson and Bird Bits in the Gallery

A few words from the Artist: 

In 2015 I set out to complete my first one-a-day series of miniature watercolor paintings. AND I did it! 365 paintings! Come join me and see the compltete series displayed together at the Lowertown Lofts Artists Cooportive.

Birds have been a long time theme in my art. I'm happy to have shared my interest in them. I have learned about many new birds and attempted to render their likeness and personalities.

All non-reserved Bird Bits will be available for purchase.

Wait...there's more!

If you weren't able to make it to the opening there's still time and many birds looking to migrate to a new home. The show will be up most of February and a private viewing is an option. Contact me, Liz Carlson at LLACStudio308@gmail.com if you are interested in another viewing or a first viewing. I believe this will be the only time the Bird Bits will be shown together.

Please note the enterence to the Lowertown Lofts Artists Cooportive is in the alley connecting Wall Street and Wacouta Street, 255 Kellogg Blvd East, Saint Paul, Mn 55101
Look for our banners!

Ruth Mordy Friedlander at Seasons on the St Croix Gallery

Lowertown Lofts fabric artist Ruth Mordy Friedlander is now showing her tapestries at Seasons on the St Croix Gallery (401 Second Street, Hudson, WI) through February 29, 2016. Check gallery for hours: seasonsonstcroix.com.

Friedlander cites Ralph Waldo Emerson's simple but elegant insight as her touchstone: the creation of beauty is art. Her tapestries include beautiful original tie-dyed fabrics suggestive of nature images, framed in the delicate style of Japanese scrolls.

Friedlander and her friend Marion Angelica,a potter, are part of this unique show that highlights the relationships between women as artists, and the ways they provide support and inspiration to one another. In addition, the gallery displays work by several gifted local potters, painters, photographers, jewelers, and fabric artists. 

February 5th - Lowertown Classics and Bird Bits 2015

We hope to see you at the next concert on Friday, February 5th. It will be a very special Lowertown Classics, preceeded by the opening of Liz Carlson´s BIRD BITS show from 6-8pm. Come early to secure your seats

See Liz Carlson´s BIRD BITS 2015 - the 365 miniature birds - one per day - that Liz painted last year. Come early and enjoy the opening, save a seat and stay for the concert!

The first concert in 2016 marks the collaboration of the four performers of OboeBass! and Duo Ancora as OboeBassFluteGuitar! For this concert they will perform several pieces as a quartet, and mix and match their instrumental combinations in a variety of genres from baroque to tango to jazz. Carrie Vecchione, oboe, and Rolf Erdahl, double bass created and perform in OboeBass! , the world's only professional oboe/bass duo. Catherine Ramirez is flute professor at St. Olaf College and internationally known soloist and teacher of flute. A native of East Berlin, guitarist and Lowertown Classics founder Eva Beneke performs, records, and teaches around the world in addition to serving on the guitar faculty at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul.

*Enjoy the special atmosphere, great company and musical excellence that has made this series a go-to for music lovers in the Twin-Cities!* With complementary* wine tasting* by our generous friends from Lowertown Revival Wine, Beer and Spirits. Coffee and pastries generously served by Per.Ke.Lat coffee shop.

Music, Art, Wine and Candy. CDs of the artists for sale. Bring a friend, and see you then!

Eva Beneke - Artistic Director www.lowertownlofts.org  www.evabeneke.com 

  • donation by the door - (suggested donation $10) 255 KELLOGG BLVD E 3rd FLOOR ATRIUM St. PAUL MN 55101 ENTRANCE TO BUILDING VIA BACK ALLEY

"UNFILTERED" Featuring Sue Coe, Nancy Robinson, and the Guerrilla Girls

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23, 6-8 pm

Exhibition Run: January 23 - March 12, 2016

Special Event: Saturday, March 5, 6 - 7:30 pm
Robyne Robinson and Nancy Robinson in Conversation

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday,  12-5 pm

To read the press release, go tohttp://www.instinctmpls.com/upcoming/

Instinct Art Gallery
940 Nicollet Mall / Minneapolis, MN 55403
612.208.0696 / instinctmpls.com
twitter: @instinctMPLS
instagram: instinctmpls

This is a Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover Satellite Event. To read more about the Takeover, go tohttp://www.ggtakeover.com/

You are invited to an exclusive evening of art and television!

On January 14th, 2016, a premiere screening of the MN 

Original Series featuring collage artist, Kristi Abbott, will be hosted at the Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative. Filmed late in 2015 over 3 days, the episode highlights Kristi’s unique artform, her technique and her artistic journey to date. On display will be work filmed during the TV show, as well as new commission pieces for local businesses A=RT (Art Equals Real Transformation) and the Minnesota RollerGirls. 

Please join us for wine and cheese and help us celebrate this exciting event.

When: Thursday, January 14th, 2016

 7:00 - 9:00pm

 Screening to take place at 7:30

Where: 3rd Floor Atrium

 Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative

 255 Kellogg Blvd East

 St. Paul MN 55101

 (Entrance through back alley between Wall & Wacouta Streets)

 Kristi Abbott - (612) 991-9023

Peoples' Choice Award Winner - "Restorative" by Marla Gamble

We are excited to announce that Lowertown Lofts Artist Marla Gamble won the Peoples Choice award for her painting "Restorative" at the 5th Annual Lowertown Art Show at AZ Gallery. (Hours and address below)

Restorative - ©Marla Gamble

Restorative - ©Marla Gamble

© Marla Gamble

© Marla Gamble

Arrival - ©Marla Gamble

Arrival - ©Marla Gamble

Please visit AZ Gallery at 308 E Prince St # 130, St Paul, MN 55101. 

Hours: Thursday5:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday5:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sunday9:00 AM – 3:00 PM  Phone: (651) 224-3757

Joe Krumpelmann's Stained Glass will be featured at "Lowertown Classics" Nov. 6th

The next Lowertown Classics is near, and we´re preparing for a night of exceptional music - by Bach, Rodrigo and Jazz standards as well as originals by Jennifer Parker. 
Chansons by 16th Century French composers, polyphonic folk music from the Balkans and the Republic of Georgia. 
And drinking songs from Britain.

Jennifer Scovell- Parker - vocals
Hymnos Vocal Ensemble
Eva Beneke - classical guitar
Christopher N. Olson - jazz guitar

The Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative is proud to welcome these amazing local and international performers, we are also happy to have Lowertown Lofts Artist Joe Krumpelmann's stained glass pieces featured on that night. 

Enjoy the special atmosphere, great company and musical excellence that has made this series a go-to for music lovers in the Twin-Cities!

© Joseph Krumpelmann

© Joseph Krumpelmann

© Joseph Krumpelmann

© Joseph Krumpelmann

© Joseph Krumpelmann

© Joseph Krumpelmann

Lowertown's Day of the Dead Celebration

Music, dance and Art. Featured artists include Ta-coumba T. Aiken, Chad Hambright, Orion Dante, Dolan Cyr, Pieter Sibal, Emily Bell and Staci Sathre

What: Dia De Los Muertos - Lowertown

When: 5-10 p.m. Sunday

Where: Bedlam Lowertown, 213 Fourth St. E., St. Paul

Info: or 651-209-0597

Cost: Free, $5 suggested donation

Aiken's contribution is a colorful 10-foot by 5-foot painting, "All in All."  

Aiken's contribution is a colorful 10-foot by 5-foot painting, "All in All."  

For more information go to this Pioneer Press article.

Fall into Winter Art Show and Reception

Burning orange, bright red, yellow flame
Slowly cooling to soft blue and stark white.
Thick paint, words, photographs, wax, oil, wood…
Time slows, thoughts deepen, creativity warms.
7 artists evoke the experience of falling into winter
Through their work in a cozy café,
Come join us for a night of music and art.

Opening night: November 6th from 6 -9PM
(During Lowertown’s First Fridays)
Exhibition dates: November 3rd- November 30th, 2015
At the Black Dog Café in Lowertown, St. Paul.

Artists:  Lowertown Lofts Co-op Members Shelly Losee and Tara Tieso!
Plus, Laura Burlis, Gary Hoover, Catherine Palmer, Holly Tappen  and
Elaine Walsh