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Live music during Art-A-Whirl 2018: Where the bands are and when

From May 18-20, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) is hosting its 23rd annual Art-A-Whirl. The event, which is now the largest open studio tour in the country, showcases the work of local visual artists. More than 50 locations in Northeast Minneapolis are hosting events during Art-A-Whirl weekend, highlighting the work of over 650 artists […]

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Superchunk to play at Grumpy’s Northeast during Art-A-Whirl

This year’s Art-A-Whirl is just over a month away, and a number of venues have started releasing their schedules for live music coinciding with the annual art festival. Earlier today, Grumpy’s Northeast announced that indie-rock superheroes Superchunk will be performing at the bar’s “20th Anniversary Art-A-Whirl bash blowout” on May 19. This year marks 20 […]

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Music during Art-A-Whirl 2017: Where the bands are and when

May 19-20 marks the 22nd annual Art-A-Whirl, an open studio tour presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association. Art-A-Whirl started as an opportunity to recognize and celebrate all the artistic talent that Northeast Minneapolis has to offer, and in a little over two decades it has grown to become one of the largest open studio tours in […]

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Art-A-Whirl exhibit to honor Prince

This weekend marks the annual art celebration known as Art-A-Whirl, which provides the opportunity for the community to tour the studios of Northeast Minneapolis and connect with local artists. This year, one of those studios, Studio A, is paying a special homage to Prince. The title of the exhibit is 57Princes, the number referencing the […]

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Art-A-Whirl music 2016: Where the bands are (and when)

From May 20-22, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association will celebrate its 21st annual Art-A-Whirl. This open-studio tour remains the largest in America, featuring hundreds of artists and exhibits. It’s also become an unofficial music festival, showcasing dozens of concerts by local musicians. (What’s more, one art exhibit is entirely dedicated to Prince.) A few of […]

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Live music at Art-A-Whirl 2015: Where the bands are, and when

The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association presents its 20th annual Art-A-Whirl this May 15-17. Throughout the decades, Art-A-Whirl has become the largest open studio tour in the country with more than 500 artists operating in over 20 different mediums. Aside from next weekend’s hundreds of gallery tours and interactive exhibits, local musicians will perform at concert […]

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Art-a-Whirl 2014: Music schedules at 331 Club, Indeed Brewing, 612 Brew, Grumpy’s NE, and more

The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association’s annual art festival—Art-a-Whirl—is back for its 19th year this May 16-18. While you’re out browsing the famed neighborhood’s galleries, you also have plenty of opportunities to catch your favorite local acts live throughout the day. Plan your weekend with these music schedules from five Northeast venues. 331 club Friday, May […]

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