Gaylord Schanilec: Excerpts from My Mighty Journey and Other Ephemera
Jun
8
to Jul 20

Gaylord Schanilec: Excerpts from My Mighty Journey and Other Ephemera

My Mighty Journey is the story of St. Anthony Falls, the only major waterfall on the Mississippi River, and the changes it witnessed over twelve thousand years. Written by John Coy and illustrated by LLAC co-op member/owner  Gaylord Schanilec, the narrative is written from the perspective of the falls. It recounts the people who lived nearby, the ways they lived, and how the area around the waterfall changed drastically over the past two centuries. Selected illustrations from My Mighty Journey will be on exhibit as well selections from Schanilec’s two most recent artist’s books: A Little Book of Birds and A Little Book of Flowers.

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TWO/TOO: Works by Ta-coumba Aiken and Leslie Barlow
Jun
21
to Aug 2

TWO/TOO: Works by Ta-coumba Aiken and Leslie Barlow

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TWO/TOO features the work of LLAC co-op member/owner Ta-coumba Aiken and Leslie Barlow, two award winning artists from different generations. These artists explore and express life and identity in its richness, complexity, harmony and discord. In both art practice and advocacy, Aiken and Barlow are immersed in, driven by, and respond to the communities that surround them. In addition to a stunning survey of artwork, this exhibition will feature an interactive component designed by the exhibiting artists for the community to experience.

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Artist Talk with Ta-coumba Aiken and Leslie Barlow at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk with Ta-coumba Aiken and Leslie Barlow at the Bloomington Center for the Arts

This Artist Talk during the TWO/TOO exhibition at the Bloomington Center for the Arts will feature LLAC co-op member/owner Ta-coumba Aiken and Leslie Barlow. The exhibition is curated by Artistry Theater and Visual Arts and presented in the Inez Greenberg Gallery at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.

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Saint Paul Art Crawl
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Saint Paul Art Crawl

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All floors of the Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative will be open during the Saint Paul Art Crawl in October.

The hours of the Saint Paul Art Crawl are: October 11, 12, 13, 2019 • Friday 6–10 PM, Saturday 12–8 PM, Sunday 12–5 PM

Information about all participating artists and events in Lowertown during the Art Crawl can be found at www.saintpaulartcrawl.org.

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Marc Jaros conducts Duruflé's MESSE "CUM JUBILO" at Saint Agnes
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Marc Jaros conducts Duruflé's MESSE "CUM JUBILO" at Saint Agnes

Co-op member/owner Marc Jaros will conduct Maurice Duruflé's Messe “Cum Jubilo”, during the Corpus Christi celebration at the Church of Saint Agnes. This High Mass, completed by Duruflé in 1966 and based on the Gregorian chant Mass IX “Cum Jubilo”, is written for baritone solo, baritone chorus, orchestra and organ. It will be sung by the men of The Twin Cities Catholic Chorale, with Adam Gedde and Jon Nordstrom, soloists.

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Opening Reception: TWO/TOO Exhibition with Ta-coumba Aiken and Leslie Barlow
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: TWO/TOO Exhibition with Ta-coumba Aiken and Leslie Barlow

Opening reception of the TWO/TOO exhibition at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, featuring work by LLAC co-op member/owner Ta-coumba Aiken and Leslie Barlow. The exhibition is curated by Artistry Theater and Visual Arts and presented in the Inez Greenberg Gallery at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.

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Ta-coumba Aiken & Seitu Jones: Shadow Spirits at the Crossroad
Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

Ta-coumba Aiken & Seitu Jones: Shadow Spirits at the Crossroad

Public Unveiling: 5 pm Free • Celebratory and Artist Remarks: 6 pm • Artwork Tours: 6:30, 7, and 7:30 pm

Join us at the celebration of the newest addition to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: Shadow Spirits at the Crossroads, a new commission by Twin Cities–based artists Seitu Jones and LLAC member/owner Ta-coumba Aiken. A continuation of a project created for Nicollet Mall in 1992, Shadow Spirits consists of seven sculptures commemorating important figures in Minnesota history. Together, the artists traced the shadows of more than 40 local community members and then worked with the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council to select the silhouettes that will appear in the Garden.

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Opening Reception: Gaylord Schanilec's Exhibit at the Groveland Gallery
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception: Gaylord Schanilec's Exhibit at the Groveland Gallery

LLAC co-op member/owner  Gaylord Schanilec will be present at the opening reception for his exhibit  Excerpts from My Mighty Journey and Other Ephemera on Saturday, June 8 from 2-5 pm at the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis. The opening reception and exhibition runs concurrently with Crosby Farm Park: Autumn by Joyce Lyon. Both shows continue through July 20, 2019.

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Saturday Only! A Recital of Songs of the Heart
Apr
27
3:30 PM15:30

Saturday Only! A Recital of Songs of the Heart

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Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm during the Crawl, come and listen to Co-op members April J. Hanson (mezzo-soprano) and Marc Jaros (accompanist) for a special recital Songs of the Heart on the third floor of our building.

For details on other artists and events during the Art Crawl at Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative, check out our blog.

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Justin Terlecki: Chain of Lakes
Apr
27
to Jun 1

Justin Terlecki: Chain of Lakes

Co-op member/owner Justin Terlecki’s colorful depictions of everyday life take the viewer on an intimate tour of the ordinary. Pulling from quiet observation, public spectacle and human relationships, Terlecki’s scenes range from local celebrations and family dynamics to snapshots of the city. As the artist explains, “Travel and my immediate surrounding inspire me to explore the atmosphere and mood of specific places in time. I enjoy the process of building immersive compositions with details of everyday life using the perspective of multiple vantage points and the combination of both the real and the imagined.”

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Opening Reception – Justin Terlecki: Chain of Lakes
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception – Justin Terlecki: Chain of Lakes

Join Co-op member/owner Justin Terlecki at the opening of his exhibition Chain of Lakes at the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis. The artist will be present at the opening reception Saturday, April 27 from 2-5 pm. The opening reception and exhibition runs concurrently with The Hill That Walked Away by Dan & Lee Ross. Both shows continue through June 1, 2019.

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Saturday Only! Taylor Winder's Popup Art Sale
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Saturday Only! Taylor Winder's Popup Art Sale

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Beloved Co-op member/owner Taylor Winder is moving to Wisconsin and he’s having a Popup Art Sale during his last Art Crawl for one day only! Stop by his studio on the third floor throughout Saturday during the Crawl and wish him well and buy some great artwork and art books so he doesn’t have to move them.

For more details on other artists and events happening at Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative, check out our blog.

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Saint Paul Art Crawl
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Saint Paul Art Crawl

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All floors of the Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative will be open during the Saint Paul Art Crawl. The hours of the Saint Paul Art Crawl are: April 26, 27, 28, 2019 • Friday 6–10 PM, Saturday 12–8 PM, Sunday 12–5 PM

Information about all participating artists and events in Lowertown during the Art Crawl can be found at www.saintpaulartcrawl.org.

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Visit these participating artists at Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative during the Saint Paul Art Crawl!

THIRD FLOOR
Ta-coumba Aiken — Acrylic painting and glass
Marla Gamble — Creative custom jewelry and unique paintings
April Hanson & Marc JarosA Classical Recital: Songs of the Heart (Saturday, April 27th at 3:30pm)
Tim Jennen — Freeze Frame Drawings
Kate Katzer — Abstract painting and varied media / Handmade jewelry
Taylor Winder — Popup Sale/Paintings (Saturday only, 12-7pm)
Guest Artists
EverArt Designs Handmade modern jewelry
Noble Soap Gallery All natural, vegan soaps

In addition to these participating artists, a drawing by Jaci Gran is on view on the Third Floor.

FOURTH FLOOR
Liz Carlson — Mono printed art and goods / Handmade jewelry
William G. Franklin — Video
Neya Gillard — Acrylic and ink paintings
Guest Artists
Meghan Nelson, Dottir Jewelry Contemporary jewelry
Mountain Metal — Artisan jewelry

In addition to these participating artists, works by Tom Abel, Nancy Robinson and Justin Terlecki are on view on the Fourth Floor.

FIFTH FLOOR
Gaylord Schanilec — Bookish printmaking

In addition to Gaylord, works by Beth Barron, Gina Dabrowski, Teresa De la Mora Rey, Tom Helmberger, Joe Krumpelmann and Tara Tieso are on view on the Fifth Floor.

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Image: Custom jewelry by LLAC member/owner Marla Gamble

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Gaylord Schanilec: A Natural History
Feb
19
to Apr 7

Gaylord Schanilec: A Natural History

Co-op member/owner Gaylord Schanilec is internationally known for his color wood engravings, letterpress printing, and handmade books. Gaylord has often focused his attention on the wildlife, landscape, and culture of the upper Mississippi. This solo exhibition at the James Watrous Gallery in Madison (WI) features his four fine-press books focused on natural history—My Mighty Journey, by John Coy (2019), Lac des Pleurs (2015), Sylvae (2007), and Mayflies of the Driftless Region (2005)—along with framed color wood engravings from each book and a wide selection of working materials.

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Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Lowertown Classics

Next concert on Friday, April 28, 8pm. NORA BUSCHMANN. MSCM CLASSICAL GUITAR QUARTET.

Season 2016/17 Come early to reserve a seat and look at art.

Esteemed friends of classical music in obscure spaces:

Come join us for a last hooray! The Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative is happy to participate in the Spring Art Crawl this month. (come early to look at art and chat with Lowertownsmen and -women).

A special house concert is held at loft 307 with German guitarist Nora Buschmann - limited seating, please arrive early. The McNallySmith Classical Guitar Quartet will open for this amazing artist. Read more below...

Enjoy the special atmosphere, great company and musical excellence that has made this series a go-to for music lovers in the Twin-Cities! ith complementary wine tasting by our generous friends from Lowertown Revival Wine, Beer and Spirits.

Bring a friend, and keep supporting live music!  Eva Beneke - Artistic Director

 

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Apr
28
to Apr 30

St. Paul Art Crawl

Visit us at the St. Paul Art Crawl!

The crawl poster winner, Lizzie Wortham, lives in and will be showing her work in our building.

History: In 1991, the St. Paul Art Collective (SPAC) decided to coordinate a multiple building, weekend long, open studio event, and the Saint Paul Art Crawl was born. The five buildings that participated in the first Saint Paul Art Crawl were the Jax, 262 Studios,Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative, the Tilsner Artists’ Cooperative, and the Northern Warehouse Artists’ Cooperative.  Due in part to the work of the Saint Paul Art Collective, all five buildings still house artist studios and participate in the biannual Art Crawl.

  • Friday 6–10 PM
  • Saturday 12–8 PM
  • Sunday 12–5 PM
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Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Lowertown Classics

Friends and music lovers,

Come to Lowertown on Friday, November 11 at 8pm to join us for a night of mixed chamber music by some of the finest local performers. 

Duo Ramirez/Haas (Flute/Violin) will perform works by Bartok, C.P.Bach and Henryk Wieniawski.

Duo Andrea Stern/ Barbara Leibundguth (Harp/ Flute) will perform a set of Celtic music. 

Guitarist Eva Beneke will perform works by Beneke and more.


Enjoy the special atmosphere, great company and musical excellence that has made this series a go-to for music lovers in the Twin-Cities! ith complementary wine tasting by our generous friends from Lowertown Revival Wine, Beer and Spirits.

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Oct
14
to Oct 16

St. Paul Art Crawl

In 1991, the St. Paul Art Collective (SPAC) decided to coordinate a multiple building, weekend long, open studio event, and the Saint Paul Art Crawl was born. The five buildings that participated in the first Saint Paul Art Crawl were the Jax, 262 Studios,Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative, the Tilsner Artists’ Cooperative, and the Northern Warehouse Artists’ Cooperative.  Due in part to the work of the Saint Paul Art Collective, all five buildings still house artist studios and participate in the biannual Art Crawl, this year, the 25th anniversary.

  • Friday 6–10 PM
  • Saturday 12–8 PM
  • Sunday 12–5 PM
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May
6
6:30 PM18:30

WARM Spring Pop-Up Art Show

WARM Spring 3

Curated by WARM Board President and LLAC Member Artist Tara L Tieso

Join us for the opening of WARM Spring 3 - The third annual WARM new member pop-up show in the heart of Lowertown at Lowertown Lofts Artist's Cooperative. 

ARTISTS: 

A K Dayton • Renee Granger-Smith • Lisa-Marie Greenly • T. Helmberger • Lori Norman • Patrice O'Hanlon • Pat Owen • Montana Picard • Tracie Thompson • Lou Toleffson • Donna Weispfenning

Make the eclectic painting, drawing, photography, assemblage, linocuts and social commentary of WARM's newest members a stop on your First Friday!

Cover Image "Becoming Invisible" by A K D.

Music by LLAC member, classical guitarist Matt Vinge

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Apr
22
to Apr 24

Spring Art Crawl

In 1991, the St. Paul Art Collective (SPAC) decided to coordinate a multiple building, weekend long, open studio event, and the Saint Paul Art Crawl was born. The five buildings that participated in the first Saint Paul Art Crawl were the Jax, 262 Studios, Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative, the Tilsner Artists’ Cooperative, and the Northern Warehouse Artists’ Cooperative.  Due in part to the work of the Saint Paul Art Collective, all five buildings still house artist studios and participate in the biannual Art Crawl, this year, the 25th anniversary.

  • Friday 6–10 PM
  • Saturday 12–8 PM
  • Sunday 12–5 PM
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Feb
5
8:00 PM20:00

Lowertown Classics - February 5th

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 

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Feb
5
5:00 PM17:00

Bird Bits Gallery Opening - Liz Carlson 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 intrest 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.

ART VIEWING from 6-8pm, light refreshments will be served.

Wait...there's more!

In collaboration with my neighbor and amazing musician, Eva Beneke, we welcome you to the Lowertown Classics Series. Eva created and hosts this special series of classical concerts that take place at the Lowertown Lofts Artists Cooportive. The concerts last approximately 90 minutes with intermission and reception. She has corrdinated with with her fellow musicians to warm up the air with spring sounds. Think birds, spring and sun!

This is sure to be an evening of art and music that warm you through the rest of the season!

I hope you will join us,
Bird Bits Artist,
Liz Carlson

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!

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Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

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)

RSVP: January 8th, 2016
Kristi Abbott - (612) 991-9023

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Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Lowertown Classics

It´s December! The holidays are near, and we will celebrate the 15th Lowertown Classics - with you! Come early to look at art and save your seat on December 4th, 8pm.

MUSIC by BACH, SCARLATTI, SOR, GRANADOS, RODRIGO, GIULIANI and Duo IMPROVISATIONS. As always, the Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative has invited exceptional local and international performers.

Nerea Berraondo - mezzo soprano
Catherine Ramirez - flute
Eva BenekeMaja Radovanlija, Alex Lubet - guitar

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 Revival Wine Beer and Spirits.
Music, Art, Wine and Candy...we´ll celebrate the season together! CDs of the artists for sale - they make great stocking stuffers.
Bring a friend, and see you then!

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Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

Lowertown Classics

The next Lowertown Classics concert in our building isis on November 6th with
- jazz singer Jennifer Scovell-Parker and Chris Olson, jazz guitar
- Hymnos Vocal Ensemble
- our own Eva Beneke, classical guitar!

Concert starts around 8:15pm, come early to grab a seat. Tell your friends about Lowertown Classics!

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Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

Lowertown Classics

PAVIA WIND QUINTET - one of the Midwest's most exciting young chamber music ensembles, they will perform works by Nagle, Nielsen and selections of Richard Wagner's Siegfried Idyll. Check them out at http://paviawinds.com/

OLSON/BATES DUO - guitar and bass, extraordinary jazz skills, provided by Twin cities greats Chris Olson (guitar) and Chris Bates (bass), who we´d like to congratulate warmly for recently being awarded a McKnight fellowship!

HILDEBRAND- PETERSON DUO - these two young musicians come to us from the UofM across the river. Flute and guitar - a fine combination featuring works by Giuliani, Beaser and Ibert. With Jay Hildebrand, classical guitar and Hannah Peterson on flute.

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.

Music, Art, Wine and Candy ...let´s celebrate!
Bring a friend, and see you then!

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

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

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2015 New Member  Pop-up Show
May
1
1:00 PM13:00

2015 New Member Pop-up Show

Kristi Abbott • Mary Alterman • Carolina Borja • Laura Burlis • Naomi Hart • Krista Johnson • Shelly Losee • Dianne Merten • Alexandra Norwick 

Reception
May 1 • 6:30-8pm

WATCH FOR MORE EVENTS 

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MAY!

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Women’s Art Resources Minnesota (WARM) - Where women artists connect, learn  and thrive. 

WARM was started over 40 years ago as a feminist arts collective, and quickly became known nationally for its artists, the social commentary of their work, their vision, and their commitment to the power of women’s art. 

Today WARM carries on this legacy by promoting women’s art in all its forms, supporting women’s rights, and building a strong presence and a powerful, prosperous future for women artists everywhere. 

Join WARM - Let your art make a difference.

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Apr
24
to Apr 26

St. Paul Art Crawl

April 24, 25 & 26

  • Friday 6–10 PM
  • Saturday 12–8 PM
  • Sunday 12–5 PM

Visit our building during the Art Crawl and see the work of our amazing artists! Many studios will be open and the atrium will be full of our recent work.

Recognized for its tremendous success, the Saint Paul Art Crawl attracts over 25,000 people to Lowertown over a three day period and has become a model arts event that is emulated in cities across the country.  The weekend includes a number of special arts events for the whole family, as well as musical performances and special offerings at local bars and restaurants. Metro Transit is again providing free rides on both buses and the light rail both Saturday and Sunday of the weekend. Passes will be available from the St. Paul Art Crawl's website. www.stpaulartcrawl.org

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