Hautman Brothers Finish 1-2-3 In Prestigious Art ContestThree Minnesota brothers have hit the trifecta of the wildlife art world, taking the top three spots in the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp art contest. Joseph Hautman, of Plymouth, won with his painting of a pair of trumpeter swans.
Excellent Educator: ABC Junior Achievement's Patty SchoffPatty Schoff teaches students with special needs at ABC Junior Achievement in Andover. Her ability to have a lasting impact on their lives well after graduation is what makes her this week's Excellent Educator.
Finding Minnesota: Mankato's Sculpture WalkVisit the heart of Mankato this year and you will likely encounter a farmer and his dog, a pony -- and even Godzilla. But most of those characters will be gone after a year, to be replaced by new ones. They are part of the community's efforts to revitalize the area's City Center by placing sizable artworks along some of the busiest streets.
Wander Minnesota: Catch An ExhibitWe're definitely in a weird patch at the moment, with chilly, rainy weather at this writing, and more rain and low temperatures possible for the coming weekend. Of course, we can expect the heat to return next week, as it often does when the Minnesota State Fair opens. But until then, if you're looking for some indoor entertainment, take a look at what's happening in the museum world.
Finding Minnesota: Franconia Sculpture ParkYou've heard the expression, "Go big or go home." About an hour north of the metro, there's a home where sculptors stay for weeks or months at a time and definitely get the chance to "go big."
What To See & Do At The 52nd Uptown Art FairMore than 350 artists featuring limited editions and one-of-a-kind treasures can be found this weekend at the Uptown Art Fair, which is now in its 52nd year.
Best Andy Warhol Exhibits In The U.S.Are you a fan of Andy Warhol's art? Check out the best places in the country to view his work according to Deborah Davis, author of "The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure."
Wander Minnesota: 'Inspired By Books' At The MIAAt the Minneapolis Institute of Arts , of course there's always so much going on around visual arts. But the museum also offers frequent tours of a literary bent: Inspired by Books, tours that combine the museum's extensive visual arts collection with themed explorations of books.
Task Force Mulls Capitol Art Layout After Building RemodelThe massive renovation of the Minnesota Capitol has opened a new discussion topic: How much and what kind of art to put on the walls and in building corridors when the fix-up is complete.
Young Artists Transforming Anoka Pedestrian TunnelYoung artists in Anoka are turning an 80-foot pedestrian tunnel into a work of art.
Art-Lovers Pull All-Nighter For Northern Spark FestivalOn Saturday night, many artists and art-lovers are pulling an all-nighter. They're staying up until the sun rises for the annual Northern Spark festival.
Artists To Pull An All-Nighter At Northern SparkTens of thousands of spectators and more than 1,200 local and national artists have gathered for one night in June to take part in a very unique event since 2011. Northern Spark in Minneapolis is now in its fifth year.