Art Shanty Projects turns 10, kick off year with art exhibition

The Art Shanty Projects returns in February 2016 to celebrate its 10th anniversary of turning a frozen lake into an interactive art installment. For 10 years, Art Shanty Projects has organized a month-long festival on a frozen lake surface into an interactive, artist-driven temporary community that expands notions of art and artist. The 2016 on-ice program will … [ Read more]

Group calls for Britain’s $5.3 billion ‘hidden’ art collection to be displayed

Shelling out millions of dollars for timeless pieces of art is the norm for today’s art collectors. Just look to the Christie’s auction house’s $100 million estimate of Modigliani’s “Reclining Nude,” 1917–1918, as proof. After paying top dollar for iconic art, you would expect that collector to proudly display the work in their collection, but if it the piece … [ Read more]

Bob Dylan comes to life in giant Downtown Minneapolis mural

Renowned Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra’s five-story mural of Bob Dylan is coming to life in Downtown Minneapolis. Known for his use of a vivid color palette, Kobra’s mural is quickly transforming the blank facade of the 15 Building at Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis into a retrospective of Bob Dylan’s career. View the Star Tribune’s … [ Read more]

Minneapolis Institute of Art curator to direct famed Italian museum

The New York Times is reporting that German-born Eike Schmidt, the current James Ford Bell Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, was named the new director of Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, yesterday after the Italian government opened 20 top museum positions to international competition. Uffizi Gallery is one … [ Read more]

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Surly Brewing Co. Needs a New Coaster. You Should Design It.

Calling all beer-inspired artists! If you are an avid reader of The Growler you know we have a special place in our heart for the artistically inclined. This one goes out to all you “artists, designers, and doodlers out there in Growler Nation.” Surly is running their “kind-of-annual” Surly Brewing Coaster Contest and they want your submissions. … [ Read more]

Sound Unseen 14: 5 Days of Films / Art / Music

Sound Unseen, The “Best Winter Film Festival” in Minnesota, is gearing up for their 14th annual “films-on-music and art festival,” November 13-17, 2013. In its 14th year, Sound Unseen has continued to broaden their horizons. This year the group partnered with Dinner on the Farm to produce a series of local food focused “Cine-feasts” and has … [ Read more]

The Growler’s Minneapolis Mayoral Town Hall Forum: A Recap

By Jeremy Zoss On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 we gathered at Fulton Brewing Company in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis with five Minneapolis Mayoral candidates and dozens of members of the Minneapolis community to chat about the issues that matter to our readers — the state of the beer, food, arts, music, and biking … [ Read more]