The Artist Perspective in the Neighboorhood

With the big changes happening in NE on many levels from the new development, lots of new businesses moving in, parking issues, to changes in habits of the community. In every meeting I have attended residences talk about the same issues and challenges. But we are not...

Art Galas in the Arts District

Marcy Open Gala and Yinghua Annual Gala are both having their annual galas at the Grain Belt Bottling house in the Northeast Minneapolis AD this year. (So many NE artists have children that attend these two schools and have been very involved with programming. Marcy...

Art Washing Development at Grain Belt

The Grain Belt complex area around the historic buildings is about to be redeveloped. Two proposals are on the table, each with solutions for the broad city needs of housing and energy uses. Many artists attended Council Member Steve Fletcher’s March 8 open...

Ode to Dougie Padilla

Dougie Padilla Artist, Visionary, Fabulist has been a fixture in the NE Minneapolis scene since its birth in the early 1990s. He has been a part of every major art movement in NE from the start of Art-A-Whirl, Paris NE, Art Jones Gallery, Grupo Soap del Corazón, Salon...