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Exploring the Vibrant Art Scene of Northeast Minneapolis

Voted Best Arts District in the United States

Are you a resident of Northeast Minneapolis or planning to visit this dynamic neighborhood soon? If you have an appreciation for art and culture, you're in for a treat! Northeast Minneapolis is home to a thriving arts district, and in this blog post, we'll take you on a journey through the other local art galleries in the surrounding area close to Ambiente Gallerie in Northeast Minneapolis. There is a wealth of information online already, but use this blog as a tool for planning out a trip to see all the fantastic art for yourself!

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Discovering Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

Northeast Minneapolis is renowned for its flourishing arts scene, voted best in the country by USA Today in 2023. It has won the USA Today 10 Best arts districts first place award multiple times actually since the early 2010’s! The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is a hub of exceptional creativity, with a diverse array of art galleries, studios, and events that cater to all tastes and preferences. The district's signature event, Art-A-Whirl, is hosted once per year in May and brings together over 1,000 participating artists. Read the article from USA Today here:

Ambiente Gallerie

Known for our holistic healthcare services and unique modern rustic architecture, our gallery offers a unique overall well-being approach. The building itself was an old warehouse built well over 100 years ago, but the first floor where the gallery is has been completely renovated from the ground up by Norwegian architect Ali Heshmati in 2010. The fusion of local art and wellness services here is truly one of a kind. The space also functions as an event venue for weddings and other social events on the weekends. Our space is just the tip of the iceberg though. While the other galleries in the area may not have an integrated healthcare clinic inside like us, they offer an extremely vast variety of artistic styles and mediums on display and on a grander scale. Let's check a few of the top galleries to visit besides Ambiente Gallerie!

Top Local Galleries in Northeast Minneapolis

The area’s 400+ artists open their galleries to show off their work at a variety of fairs and art crawls throughout the year, including the legendary Art-A-Whirl, which occurs annually on the third weekend in May. For an extensive directory of Northeast art galleries and events, visit the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association.

  1. Northrup King Building: Located at 1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN, this historic building houses numerous art studios and galleries, making it a hub for art enthusiasts.

  2. Casket Arts Building: Situated at 681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, the Casket Arts Building offers a diverse range of art studios and galleries showcasing various forms of art.

  3. Douglas Flanders & Associates: Known for local and international fine art, this gallery is located at 5025 France Ave S, Minneapolis, and offers a curated collection of artworks.

  4. Form + Content Gallery: A member-owned exhibition space at 210 N 2nd St #104, Minneapolis, that features innovative and contemporary art.

  5. Gamut Gallery: Located at 717 S 10th St, Minneapolis, this gallery focuses on showcasing emerging and underrepresented artists.

  6. Bauhaus Brew Labs: This brewery at 1315 Tyler St NE, Minneapolis, often hosts art events and exhibitions, making it a unique blend of beer and art.

  7. Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art: Situated at 250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, this gallery provides a platform for contemporary visual artists to display their work.

  8. Instinct Art Gallery: Located at 940 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, this gallery focuses on contemporary and modern art.

  9. Soovac: Short for "Soo Visual Arts Center," this gallery at 2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, supports emerging artists and offers thought-provoking exhibitions.

  10. Gallery 360: Found at 3011 W 50th St, Minneapolis, this gallery specializes in contemporary art and features a wide range of artistic styles.

People viewing art in a gallery setting.

Plan Your Visit

Before you head out, make sure to check the opening hours and any special events happening at the galleries you plan to visit. Almost all of them offer online resources to help you plan your trip. Many are closed on Mondays and have odd hours so heads up on that!

Whether you're a seasoned art connoisseur or just looking to explore something new, Northeast Minneapolis' art scene has something to offer everyone. So, grab a friend or go solo, and embark on an artistic adventure through this vibrant neighborhood. Don't forget to bring your curiosity and an open heart – you never know where the next masterpiece might be waiting to inspire you!


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