Above: St. Paul Art Crawl Spring 2018 Poster Winner – Don Dickinson, “King of the Road”


St. Paul Art Crawl

Friday, April 27, 6-10 p.m.

Saturday, April 28, 12-8 p.m.

Sunday, April 29, 12-5 p.m.  



The warm weather is here for good — fingers crossed — and the outdoor art fairs and walks are beginning. St. Paul’s Art Crawl hosts more than 400 artists across the city. Experience visual art, performance and dance across 30 venues from Lowertown to downtown and Cathedral Hill. Catch a flamenco performance at the Securian Club, see an exhibition of the Irish of Minnesota at 308 Prince Street, or watch a letterpress printing demonstration. There is a lot going on. Check out the full guide here. MetroTransit offers free rides to the crawl on Saturday and Sunday. Download the pass at here.


Across from Paradise: New work by Syed Hosain

Soo Visual Arts Center (2909 Bryant Ave S, Suite 101, Mpls)

Opening reception: Saturday, April 28, 6-9 p.m.

Exhibition runs April 28-June 2


Open hours: Wed. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thurs & Fri 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat & Sun 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Soovac.org or 612-871-2263

A political activist, stay-at-home dad and working artist, Hosain examines the relationship between the abject and the romanticized: His paintings portray ghastly destruction, but somehow they are also beautiful, forcing the viewer to deal with their own relationship to mediated images of violence. More info here.


BITCHIN*: 2018 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College (Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
130 Macalester Street, St. Paul)

Opening reception: Friday, April 27, 7-9 p.m.

Exhibition runs April 27-May 13

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun Noon-4 p.m.

More info: https://www.macalester.edu/gallery/exhibitions/senior-thesis-2018/

Another class of artists prepares to go out into the world, armed with art and ideas. In this annual exhibition, they tackle a wide range of topics, from personal and cultural identity to the body as emotional landscape and the real meaning of “biological data.” It is more than just data. We are more than just our data. Work by Yanell Aroura Bruins, Soobin Choi, Kendall Dickinson, Anna Hitchcock (not Alfred), Manya Jacobson, Isabel Lê, Lindsay Lohman (not Lohan), Rachel Z. Meyer, Kayla Orbeck, Bekka Ord, Rachel Poli, and Sophia Songmi.  

Above: Paige Coletti-Swenson holds "Nest," by Carley McHenry, at a past Minneapolis Art Lending Library event.


Minneapolis Art Lending Library’s Spring Lending Hours

Friday, April 27, 5-8 p.m.

North Commons Recreation Center (1801 James Ave. N, Mpls)

Living with art isn't cost-prohibitive! In the Twin Cities that statement is a fact, in part thanks to the Minneapolis Art Lending Library. Operating like a cross between a bookmobile and a mini-art gallery, MALL sets up shop at city parks four times a year. This spring’s event takes place this Friday at the North Commons Recreation Center. The library offers more than 100 artworks to check out and live with for the next three months. Artist Lula Saleh will lead an interactive, family-friendly activity, creating watercolor postcards that visitors can then add their own sweet messages to. Read more about the lending library here: http://www.startribune.com/you-can-get-art-with-no-buyer-s-remorse-at-minneapolis-art-lending-library/435647123/


Local Currencies: Drawings by Russ White

Coffman Art Gallery at the University of Minnesota

Opening reception: Friday, April 27, 6-8 p.m.

Exhibition runs through August 27


Hours vary. Check https://sua.umn.edu/locations/coffman/

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/193395611265359/

Portraiture is often times associated with wealth. Not so in Russ White’s new exhibition of portrait drawings, which work off the tradition of portraiture on coins. What does it really mean to be “rich,” and who creates really creates it all?