Arts & Performance

First Avenue Exhibit

Celebrate the musicians who made First Avenue and 7th Street Entry the legendary rock ‘n’ roll venue that is the heart of the Minnesota music scene. Explore five decades worth of sounds and stories on this landmark club through the lens of music. All ages. Prices vary.

Art-A-Whirl

Wander through the open private studios and galleries to view a variety of creative mediums from more than 800 local Minneapolis artists. As the largest open studio tour in the country, visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in the vibrant world of art through viewing, purchasing and connecting with the artists themselves.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, 2518 Central Ave. NE., Mpls. 612.788.1679; Information of studio locations can be found on nemaa.org

Worldwide Day of Botanical Art

Celebrate the Worldwide Day of Botanical Art with with the opening reception of "Out of the Woods," a national traveling art exhibition celebrating trees in public gardens. The event will also feature demonstrations and tours by artists from the Minnesota School of Botanical Art and a presentation by Director of Exhibitions for the American Society of Botanical Artists Carol Woodin.

The Monumental Stick Build by Patrick Dougherty

Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of Arboretum volunteers will create a unique art installation on Scarecrow Hill. Once completed, the installation will be on display at the Arboretum for the next 1-2 years.

The building process will be viewable at Scarecrow Hill daily from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Writers Read Poetry

The Arts Consortium of Carver County will celebrate Poetry Month and the 2019 Poetry Contest winners at Writers Read Poetry. The theme of the evening is "Minnesota: Our Home." Winners, honorable mentions and others will read their poems. The Arts Consortium says they may have a standing-room only crowd for this event!

Live Music at Flying Dutchman

Hear live music from Tim Cheesebrow, Billy Johnson and Ben Cook Feltz and Mother Banjo at Flying Dutchman Spirits in Eden Prairie.

St. Paul Art Crawl

Wander through the unique lofts and studios of St. Paul’s very own artists. Showcasing more than 300 artists in 32 buildings across the lowertown and downtown neighborhoods, this weekend is sure to channel your inner creativity. Put on by the St. Paul Art Collective, the crawl has been celebrating nearly 40 years of unique artistry through education and preservation of art in culture in the greater Twin Cities area.

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