Top Events & Activities to Check Out at Art-A-Whirl - 2021

Celebrating it's 26th year, Art-A-Whirl is bringing together over 1,000 artists, galleries, bands, businesses, restaurants, and breweries through the Art-A-Whirl Online Experience.

Due to COVID-19, Art-A-Whirl will take place mostly online, with hundreds of member galleries, shops, and videos. Some individual studios, galleries, and businesses will have their own open hours during Art-A-Whirl weekend, May 14-16, 2021. Use the NEMAA website to find open studios, buy art online, and discover new food & beverage options!

Art-A-Whirl: The Basics

What is it?
A celebration of art in the Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis, brought to you by the Northeast (NEMAA) With over 800 artists at more than 60 locations showcasing their work, Art-A-Whirl gives you a chance to meet and buy art from all types of different artists including painters, jewelers, photographers, and woodcarvers. This event is the largest of its kind in the country and includes opportunities to see private artist studios and galleries, demonstrations, mini-workshops, installations and special exhibitions. It’s free and open to public and includes unique events in coordination with local businesses throughout the area.

*This year's event will be scaled down and mostly held online.

When is it?
May 14th-16th, 2021

Shop Online

Check the online shop with thousands of artworks by hundreds of NEMAA members! Shipping and curbside pick-up are available.

What's open during Art-a-whirl weekend?

Use NEMAA’s map and listings to find artists & galleries who are open for Art-A-Whirl. Some sites are open by reservation or appointment only, so plan ahead! Be sure to wear a mask and socially distance.

Find an Art-a-Whirl Experience

Find special in-person activities and browse videos of art demos, studio tours, and performances by NEMAA members.

Find NEMAA Members

Use the online Directory to find members by type (artist, business, food & beverage, etc.), medium, location, and whether they are open for in-person visits or online only.