Browse through a variety of unique handiwork made from local artisans. Featuring glassware, ceramics, fashion jewelry, giftware, floral design and more. Visitors can immerse themselves in a handmade paradise. All ages. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Arts & Performance
Celebrate the musicians who made First Avenue and 7th Street Entry the legendary rock ‘n’ roll venue that is the heart of the Minnesota music scene. Explore five decades worth of sounds and stories on this landmark club through the lens of music. All ages. Prices vary.
Wander through the open private studios and galleries to view a variety of creative mediums from more than 800 local Minneapolis artists. As the largest open studio tour in the country, visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in the vibrant world of art through viewing, purchasing and connecting with the artists themselves.
Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, 2518 Central Ave. NE., Mpls. 612.788.1679; Information of studio locations can be found on nemaa.org
Celebrate the Worldwide Day of Botanical Art with with the opening reception of "Out of the Woods," a national traveling art exhibition celebrating trees in public gardens. The event will also feature demonstrations and tours by artists from the Minnesota School of Botanical Art and a presentation by Director of Exhibitions for the American Society of Botanical Artists Carol Woodin.
Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of Arboretum volunteers will create a unique art installation on Scarecrow Hill. Once completed, the installation will be on display at the Arboretum for the next 1-2 years.
The building process will be viewable at Scarecrow Hill daily from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
EMSO’s final concert of its 10th anniversary season will recognize and celebrate some of the best music, moments, and friends in the orchestra’s history.
Wander through the unique lofts and studios of St. Paul’s very own artists. Showcasing more than 300 artists in 32 buildings across the lowertown and downtown neighborhoods, this weekend is sure to channel your inner creativity. Put on by the St. Paul Art Collective, the crawl has been celebrating nearly 40 years of unique artistry through education and preservation of art in culture in the greater Twin Cities area.
Director Jerry Zaks and Broadway star Betty Buckley bring this revived musical comedy back to life at the Orpheum Theatre. Already winning four Tony awards, this updated classic show is a must-see for musical fanatics young and old. Ages 5+.
Abstract art is non-representational, meaning the artist creates something that feels right without it being explained. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts presents a month-long exhibit from Midwestern abstract artists. What does it all mean? Decide for yourself!
All Ages. Free.
Exhibit opens 9 a.m. Mon.—Sat.
Hundreds of films from over 70 countries around the world come together every year for the MSP International Film Festival. Some works are from veteran filmmakers and well-known actors, some are quirky independent projects and some you might not find anywhere else. Times vary. See website for schedule and locations.