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Best Spring Art Festivals In The Twin Cities

March 26, 2012 9:31 AM

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Spring is in the air, and it’s time to explore the arts and culture of the Twin Cities with a plethora of fairs and festivals. From films to dance and even design technology, the season’s best upcoming festivals and fairs promise to provide you with a dose of culture.

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Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival

St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
612-331-4723

April 12-May 3, 2012

One of the area’s biggest and most anticipated film fests, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival showcases 300 feature, documentary and short films from over 60 countries. It also features a number of juried competitions–from best documentary to the audience choice. The best filmmakers from the region will also compete for the Best Minnesota-Made Feature Award, an award that acknowledges emerging talent in Minnesota’s film community. Check the website for the full schedule, and get a five percent early bird discount on passes before April 1.

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Art In Bloom

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
1-888-642-2787

April 26-29, 2012
Hours: Thurs – 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri – 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

What better way to welcome spring than with beautiful flowers and stunning art? The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts holds their 29th annual Art in Bloom event, a four-day festival of floral arrangement and fine art, showcasing the talents of more than 150 floral artists. Throughout the museum, visitors will be able to view floral arrangements next to the works of art that served as their inspiration. This year, designers Rene van Rems and Jane Godshalk will hold floral demonstrations.

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Midwest Lindy Festival 2012

1940 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

May 4-6, 2012

Before or after the parade, head over to the Landmark Center for the 31th Annual Irish Music & Dance Association St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration. There will be a wide variety of Irish culture represented here, including Irish dance, music, crafts, cuisine, entertainment and educational seminars. There will also be an Irish Marketplace with merchants and artisans.

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Edina Art Fair

3925 West 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424

June 1-3, 2012
Hours: Fri to Sat, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Before or after the parade, head over to the Landmark Center for the 31th Annual Irish Music & Dance Association St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration. There will be a wide variety of Irish culture represented here, including Irish dance, music, crafts, cuisine, entertainment and educational seminars. There will also be an Irish Marketplace with merchants and artisans.

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2012 Eyeo Festival

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-375-7600

June 5-8, 2012

The Walker Art Center will be the main hub as creative coders, data visualization professionals, artists and designers converge at the Eyeo Festival for four days of presentations, talks and labs sessions on art, interaction and information. Workshop topics include JavaScript Tools for HTML5 Artists, Drawing and Code, Intermediate openFrameworks, and more. And don’t think it’s all work and no play at Eyeo. There are mixers and a party “Eyeo style.” And while you’re at the Walker, why not check out the exhibitions, cafe and the shop?

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