MPLS & St. Paul Prints from Albie Design

A recent favorite find are these beautiful prints of Minneapolis and St. Paul by Kim Sly of Albie Design. I love the the use of a mostly neural color palette mixed in with a few splashes of color!  They are available for purchase in 3 different sizes. To view and buy these and other prints from Albie Design, head over to her Etsy shop!

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Art Fair Fun!

Image from uptownartfair.com

If you have been on the hunt to find the perfect piece of art to put in your home, this is the weekend for you!  It’s time for the annual Art Fair weekend featuring the Uptown, Loring Park and Powderhorn Park art fairs!  Instead of looking for generic artwork that you find everywhere else, this is the time to support independent artists.  You can talk with the artist and learn about the process and story behind the pieces.

In addition to the art, this is also a great time to take the Nice Ride bikes for a spin.  With the Loring Park and Uptown art fair so close together, the Nice Ride bikes are the perfect way to get around and see the city.  You can also easily travel between the three art fairs at no charge using the Metro Transit Art Hop bus line.

Hours:

Uptown Art Fair

Friday – noon to 8 p.m.

Saturday – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Powderhorn Art Fair

Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Loring Park Art Festival

Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Take a peek at the pictures below to see a small sampling of the artists.  I hope to see you there!

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2010 Tangletown Garden’s Garden and Art Tour

Postcard art by Amy Rice

We are fast approaching Tangletown Garden’s 2010 Garden and Art Tour.  The tour, going on its 5th year, combines the finest gardens from homes across the Twin Cities with beautiful local artwork.  Last year’s tour featured gardens primarily in the Lowry Hill and Kenwood neighborhood.  I went on the tour last year and can attest that it a lot of fun and a great community building event.  The self-guided tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 24th, from 9am-4pm, rain or shine.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event.  The proceeds helps fund local art, charities and garden projects throughout the Twin Cities area.  Check out photo albums from past tours on Tangletown Garden’s website.

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Spotlight: Kirkland Gallery

Artwork by Drew Beson

Last week, I had an invitation to join the Blog Pantry ladies (a group of local female bloggers) at the newly opened Kirkland Gallery in Downtown Minneapolis.  The art gallery is beautiful!  Nestled right off of the light rail, Kirkland Gallery hosts some beautiful works from artists such as Gino Hollander, Drew Beson, Norm Korpi, as well as sculptures from Siri Hollander.  Please read after the jump to learn more about Kirkland Gallery and to see a photo tour of its current exhibit.

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