The fortunate recipient of a temporary studio space via the Art in Commons Residency at the Pillsbury House and Theater on Chicago Ave S, I will spend weekdays between October 6th through November 9th in a 10 x 10’ space constructed in the lobby of PHT to engage with neighbors. Particulars TBD, I’m hoping to listen to stories and develop participatory folk art projects with the intention of teasing out how pictographs derived from our relationships to nature might help us transcend barriers and develop a rootedness in local ecology as a community.
A Conspiracy of Strange Girls is hosting a circus! Come join us at Turbo Tim's on October 12th from 5-10 PM for an evening of wild entertainment, fun food & drinks and much much more!
With a cascade of performances featuring:
-Music spun by Mari Navarro. The DJ/Producer from Gothess: A Goth Night in Minneapolis
-Clown contortionist and Juggler Ba'al Brassica
-Dark Belly Dancing by Dom Locke
-Drag and Burlesque by: Transcendence Cabaret one of the few troupes in the nation who is trans/non binary/gender non conforming
-Live Body Painting by Sam West of Smart Face Painting MN,
**PLEASE NOTE: Due to a lack of responsiveness on the part of the organizer, I will not be an artist vendor at this event. No hard feelings toward Open Streets or Lyndale Neighborhood Organization, I have been told that there were some leadership changes that made this year’s planning process a little more difficult than in years past. Apologies for this change in plans!**
Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event,
hosted by Our Streets Minneapolis. Open Streets Nicollet is hosted locally by the Kingfield and Lyndale Neighborhood Associations. I've applied to participate in their ‘Artisan Alley’ via Our Streets’ snail mail app process (LOVE IT!). Currently waiting to hear back about acceptance, so stay tuned for updates!
Join us at the 28th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair to shop with over 200 artists, enjoy sweet and savory delights from food vendors and experience activities for all ages! This art fair is a collaboration between the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB). Proceeds from the Powderhorn Art Fair go toward programs that help strengthen the community.
Stevens Square Community Organization is proud to present Red Hot Art Festival 2019, a diverse arts and performance festival celebrating the DIY heart and soul of Minneapolis culture! This free event will held at Stevens Square Park on Saturday July 13 (11am-6pm) and Sunday July 14 (11am – 5pm).
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. . . * *
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.
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.
Workshop at The Future, to benefit Art Shape Mammoth in conjunction with NCECA
Back to the FUTURE! We'll be hosting another workshop touching 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 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
An eclectic winter night market brought to you by A Conspiracy of Strange Girls and the residents of Artspace Jackson Flats. Shop 30 plus independent designers, emerging brands and artists with live music and complimentary libations. Event page here: CSG Winters Night Market
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.
Its time for the annual Green Gifts Fair put on by Do It Green Minneapolis! 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! $1 Donation/person accepted at the door
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!
Strange Girls are joining Art-a-whirl this year! Come support female artists at the only female-owned distillery in town, Twin Spirits! This art & craft market is SATURDAY ONLY noon-8pm. Featuring art from 11 members of A Conspiracy of Strange Girls. 10% of art & distillery sales will be donated to the organization SWOP Minneapolis
Join artist Jeanine Malec at The Future 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.
Come support your local artist and peruse handmade, one-of-a kind treasures in Minneapolis newest art & horror themed music and pipe shop. Did we mention we will be having deals on vinyl? Grimm Bebop will proudly be hosting several local lady artists and entrepreneurs all day on Sunday, March 25th during normal store hours which are noon to 6 pm.