Art A Whirl
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Art A Whirl is a weekend of open studio tours through Northeast Minneapolis that is self guided. All that one needs is the Artist Directory, and a map, and away you go!
Adrian and I were able to get in some time touring studios on Saturday May 16th, but I spent pretty much my entire day visiting various artist studios by myself on Sunday the 17th.
What amazed me is the sheer amount of artists that live and breath practically right underneath my nose.
What more...most artists have an "open door" the last thursday of every month, so that those who appreciate the arts can tour the vast studios and get a better idea of what one likes...and likes to purchase.
I was absolutely blown away at the tremendous artistic talent, and incredible pieces of art...and at the price tags attached to them. This is NOT a starving artist sale...these artists live very well, if the prices on their wares are any indication! I was offered a proof set of pictures, the entire set, for a once in a lifetime price of $500,000 USD. Now, I know what you are thinking....Lord Mike is rich, at least he LOOKS rich! Well, looks are deceiving! I could have paid the artist perhaps in Monopoly money, but instead I simply thanked the person for erroneously thinking I was a relative of Donald Trump or Warren Buffett!
However, the art work was...simply amazing! I shall bookmark this for next year, and the next, and the next!