The Growler’s guide to Art-A-Whirl 2018

Spring has sprung (finally), and Northeast Minneapolis is springing into a whirlwind of a weekend—it’s the 23rd annual Art-A-Whirl. From May 18–20, thousands of people will descend on the area to browse art, tour studios and galleries, and watch artists’ creative techniques. But people need to eat, drink, and take a load-off, too, so many … [ Read more]

The Mash-Up: American Craft Beer Week and Art-A-Whirl exclusives

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries. Visit growlermag.com every Friday for the latest or sign up for a weekly … [ Read more]

The Growler’s guide to Art-A-Whirl 2017

It’s a whirlwind of a weekend—half art show, half party, and a whole lot of fun for everyone. Art-A-Whirl is back for its 22nd year May 19–21 in Northeast Minneapolis. The Art From clay to printmaking, glass to paintings, artwork from more than 600 artists at 50+ locations will be on display throughout Northeast. From the large studio … [ Read more]

The Growler’s guide to Art-A-Whirl 2016

Art-A-Whirl from FlyoverFilms on Vimeo Half art show, half party, all fun. Art-A-Whirl, the largest open-studio tour in the country, is May 20–22 in Northeast Minneapolis. With artwork on display from more than 600 artists at 50+ locations and pretty much every bar, restaurant, and brewery planning a party, we at The Growler thought we’d … [ Read more]

New Kids on the Map: Thoughts from a first-time Art-A-Whirler

It has become an official Minneapolis harbinger that spring is truly here: Art-A-Whirl (AAW). The annual celebration of all-things creative signals that we’ve survived another Minnesota winter, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy beauty in all its forms. Now in its 21st year, Art-A-Whirl, organized by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), draws … [ Read more]

The Mill: Beer Week Redux, Art-A-Whirl, Omnibus

By John Garland The Mill has unthawed and now spring has us tumbling through the rinse cycle. But the forecast is looking bright and sunny for Thursday’s Saints home opener (where the Beer Dabbler Bullpen will be pouring some fine local suds). Events Coming Up: Hot on the heels of MN Craft Brew’s 10,000 Minutes, … [ Read more]

Arts MN: Art-A-Whirl, an Art-Student Scholarship, and a Play on Bacherolettes

By Naomi Crocker Reflection: serious thought or consideration. Although the connections between art and the act of reflecting are evident, this week’s events are those that will allow you to experience reflection in all its forms: a portfolio exhibit for senior graphic design students, who are most likely reflecting on what to do with their … [ Read more]