Northeast Minneapolis Arts District was named “Best Art District” via USA Today’s “10 Best Readers’ Choice” on March 2, 2015. Minneapolis beat out nine other noted art districts by garnering the most votes over a four-week period.
Featuring an iconic photo of the Northrup King Building from Meet Minneapolis, the winning description read,
“Centered around the Northrup King Building, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District serves as
a home or workplace to more than 400 independent artists. Studios, galleries and performance
spaces occupy re-purposed industrial buildings, and the art scene is characterized by its many annual events, like the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association’s (NEMAA) spring Art-A-Whirl and fall Fine
Arts Show,Art Attack at the Northrup King Building in November and Casket Arts Quad’s Cache open studio events, also in November.”