For Lovers of the Strange and Unusual. . .
Introducing, for the first time. . .
The Minneapolis Oddities & Curiosities Expo!
** Local and National vendors with items such as: Taxidermy, wet and dry preserved specimens, antiques, jewelry made from bones, skulls and insects, original artwork, skulls and bones, curiosities and all around creepy, strange and bizarre items. . . * *
For Lovers of the Strange and Unusual. . .
Join us for our outdoor market during Art-a-Whirl weekend! Come support female artists at a female-owned distillery! This art & craft market is SATURDAY ONLY noon-8pm. Event page Here
Featuring art from members of A Conspiracy of Strange Girls:
Black Banjo Arts
Lofty Dog Designs
Kari Lee Art
Black Spoke Leather Co.
Nest & Tessellate
Haus of Elle
Ms. Streeter Illustration
Stake and Unicorns
Caspienne’s Stranger Stitchery
Craft'za is a juried market for handmade goods in Northeast Minneapolis. Join us Saturday, May 11 from 10 AM to 4 PM for a handpicked lineup of 60 artists! As always, artists are hand-selected through a jury process for a wide range of products and price points. Enjoy shopping and meet with local makers indoors at the Grain Belt Bottling House.
More details to come!
Once upon a time, there was a magical night when all the princes and princesses of the Twin Cities gathered round to gaze upon the majestic beauty of the Unicorn. One long year has passed since this legendary eve, but the time of the Unicorn has come once again! Over 100 artists have come together in a group exhibition comprising various mediums and expressions in honor of the Great Horned One and now any fantastical creatures they want to create.
More details to come…
Charms for a “Claytopia”
A sigil is a symbol charged with intention, projected into the world to bring that idea into fruition. Join artists from Art Shape Mammoth at The Future Minneapolis on Tuesday, March 26th from 6-8pm for a workshop on sigil design. Jeanine Malec of Nest & Tessellate will touch on the history of sigilcraft, noting examples of sigils from other geographies and where they are hidden in plain sight today. We will explore why we might want to make sigils of our own, how to design one and the energetic practice of charging and releasing these pictographs for positive change in our communities. In a hands-on exercise, participants will also apply their designs to ceramic medallions that we will Raku fire and distribute during a reception and fundraising party the following weekend.
The Third Offering Gallery will be focusing on our 2019 theme, Sacred Groves. Twin Cities Pagan Pride is pleased to continue our annual sacred art exhibition, to be held during the Paganicon conference. Inspired to gather and create beauty as our third offering to our gods and our community, this exhibition welcomes sculpture, ceramics, watercolor, pastels, oils, photography, drawing, metalwork, woodwork, and all types of visual media by artists who are capable of expressing a Pagan, polytheistic or earth-centered spiritual aesthetic.
HULDUFÓLK: Hidden People Art Show
Artspace Jackson Flats
901 18 1/2 Ave NE Minneapolis
Huldufólk means “hidden people” in Icelandic and Faroese. They are elves in Icelandic and Faroese folklore, mystical creatures, secreted away in the meadows, rocks and mountains, dwelling in the surreal world, full of magic and enchantment. "The Huldufólk are... not so much supernatural as ultranatural, representing not an overcoming of nature in the hope of a better deal beyond but a deep reverence for the land and the mysterious powers…” (Michael Strmiska)
Join us as we walk the path to the secret worlds of Hidden People, surrounded by trolls and elves, ghosts and magicians, and all the fantastical creatures of the North at our event “Huldufólk“ in Artspace Jackson Flats.
For our annual gallery show, Strange Girls is focusing on the word Liminal:
1: of, relating to, or situated at a sensory threshold: barely perceptible or capable of eliciting a response. 2: of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition: in between, transitional.
Work will explore themes around portals, new growth, passing through places, dimensions or mental or emotional states: the continuous state of change that is part of life, etc.
Opening Reception Saturday, January 19 6-10pm, exhibition runs Jan 19-27th
Artspace Jackson Flats Gallery
901 18 1/2 Ave NE Minneapolis
Gallery Hours: W-F 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 12-5pm
Gothess Presents +GHOULFRIENDS+
Gothess is excited to introduce a new coven with GHOULFRIENDS! A collaborative night brought to you with plenty of talent from our MPLS scene. Everyone is ready to bring you the darkness you crave. Come on out and celebrate the diversity of our goth community.
All Queer/Trans/POC/ & Allies are welcome. Ghoulfriends embraces all our darklings. We will have plenty of music, and creative vendors at Music at Moon Palace.
DJ MISS Q (Gothess)
PHSPHRNE (Dark Energy)
HEALTHGOTH MOM (Rectum)
Visuals by VJ Wednesday (Gothess)
Vendors from A Conspiracy of Strange Girls & More.
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10am – 5 pm
Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis, MN 55407
$1 Donation/person accepted at the door
The theme this year is My Green Journey. Share and reflect on your green journey…what you’ve learned, the steps you’ve taken and how you have expanded your journey with your community. We are encouraging the participation of people from all diversities, backgrounds, and identities to come together and celebrate and share our journey’s together!
Join us at the Future on November 2nd 8-10pm for a storytelling and listening session around our traditional decorative art forms and how they may be drawn upon to claim space, share stories and build community. If you have examples of folk art from your family or friends you can share, along with their stories, please bring these with.
Participants will be asked to try a hand at creating a folk art pattern derived from nature, to be included in a zine on this subject for distribution around South Minneapolis. We will also build an altar to honor those who practiced folk art forms before us, using the designs we create. If you don't feel you have a connection to folk art, we will also talk about how to do a self-study to find a connection to the practice. All are welcome to attend.
This event is inspired by dark markets and festivals in Europe, such as Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. The Dark Arts Festival is a great way to showcase the artistic talent of those who identify their work with the aesthetics of dark culture and work with the following, but not limited to, themes: mystery, fantasy, gothic, magic, witch craft, sci-fi, Halloween, steam punk, surrealism, obscure, macabre and similar aesthetics.
Find us this year for the first time at the Twin Cities Pagan Pride Festival at Minnehaha Park near the Bandshell! More information to come soon.
Pagan Pride is a free fall event, open to the public, that offers education about Paganism to the larger community. In keeping with Pagan Pride International‘s guidelines, Twin Cities Pagan Pride has offered a fall event since 1998 that includes a ritual focusing on the harvest, a food and charity drive, along with other rituals, discussions, vendors, and entertainment. We’re excited to continue to focus on public education in an outdoor site that has tons of walkthrough traffic.
The best regionally juried art fair for nearly three decades takes place right in South Minneapolis in picture-perfect Powderhorn Park. It attracts artists from twenty-six states and 216 cities making it a local and regional favorite. The success of the fair comes from PPNA’s long-standing collaboration with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board; and a portion of proceeds support youth programming at Powderhorn Park.
Join over 25 artists for sips, sounds and a selection of Conspiracy of Strange Girls' creative goods at Modist Brewing, Saturday July 21st, 4-10:00 pm. Featuring music by Gothess, an all-female DJ collective, and sponsored by Dick Blick art supplies. We will also be partnering with a local charity, as-yet TBD, to raise funds for a good cause. MAY STRANGE GIRLS NEVER DIE!
Join a very special gathering of girls at the only woman owned and run distillery in Minneapolis! A smattering of artists from A Conspiracy of Strange Girls will offer a variety of enchanting treasures with 10% of proceeds going to the MN Sex Worker Outreach Program. All are welcome rain or shine!
Join artist Jeanine Malec of Nest & Tessellate for a practical workshop on creating sigils for everyday use. Sigils are symbols charged with intention, this empowering magical practice is its own art form! Once the basics are grasped, sigils can be a powerful tool for creating positive change in our lives. Participants will gain context for where sigils originate from and practice constructing sigils for use in their own magical practice. All materials provided.
$10-20 sliding scale.