Lakeville artist Stephen Hamrick has won the 2015 Minnesota pheasant stamp contest. The state Department of Natural Resources says Hamrick’s painting was chosen as the winning design from among 16 entries. Nicholas Markell of Hugo took second place while Dean Kegler of Duluth placed third.
Piles of old, rusty radiators that lay outside a University of Minnesota building will soon become works of art. The Minnesota Iron Pour has been creating castings for 45 years. The creations start in a cupola, where iron pieces are heated up to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Professor Wayne Potratz.
You wouldn’t think a frozen lake would offer much inspiration for local artists, but you’ll find some impressive work and creativity on White Bear Lake. Now in its eight year, the Art Shanty Projects is underway. After years on Medicine Lake, its new location isn’t stopping hundreds from visiting the outdoor gallery. The typical ice house does little to catch the eye. But near Ramsey Beach, one cluster makes people take notice.
When we lose a loved one, we often look for ways to honor their life. One Twin Cities couple has found a unique way to memorialize a family member after death. Ron and Carole Javner opened Eternal Ware in Newport, where they offer a unique pottery memorial to grieving families. For Ron, pottery has always been a passion. “It’s an interesting form of art,” Ron said.
Fans of mini golf will be happy to hear it will return to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden next summer. The Walker Art Center plans to have a full 18-hole course designed by Minnesota artists. The museum is looking for 10 new designs, and they will accept submissions until Jan. 10. Artists will only have to submit designs, but will not be obligated to build or maintain the holes.
Simon and Garfunkel were one of the biggest musical duos of all time. But Paul Simon is teaming up on a tour with a difference pop superstar. The series — Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together — comes to the Xcel Energy Center on Feb. 23.
Calling all artists. A new project is being launched in Block E and the Hennepin Theater Trust wants your work. The idea is to give business owners a whole new perspective on what available usable space can offer them, energizing the area by filling blank store front canvasses with art.
People passing by the intersection of Broadway and Dupont avenues in north Minneapolis won’t miss it. The rundown building that’s been boarded up for a decade is now covered from top to bottom in a collage of 32 colorful and artistic photographs. Charles Caldwell is a local artist. He’s one of several people who work in the area featured in the mural.
Do you like treasure hunting? If so, you should check out Free Art Fridays. It’s a Twin Cities version of an international trend. Artists hide small works, and if you find it, you keep it.
This summer, the Minnesota Twins are making local music fans happy. At every Wednesday home game through August, a local band will perform during games in a series the team calls “The Midwest Music Showcase.” In the past, the Twins have fielded complaints that local music wasn’t played in the stadium.
The 18th-annual Art-A-Whirl is underway in northeast Minneapolis this weekend. It’s the largest weekend-long open studio tour in the country. Check out the video to see what artists say they love about their craft, and what it means to them.
The sound and scent of skin getting freshly inked will be in the air in downtown Minneapolis this weekend. The Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention will bring throngs of tattoo artists, vendors, enthusiasts and willing human canvasses alike.
For 17 years, the 400 bar was a spot for up and coming and popular Twin Cities bands. Now, the owners of the Minneapolis club decided to close.
Looking for a killer concert to attend this fall? Check out these popular headliners scheduled to play in the Twin Cities.
The lineup for the Cities 97 Basilica Block Party has been announced Friday, with headliners including Train, O.A.R. and Cake.