AAE Glass Art Studio hosts dozens of glass artists from the Minneapolis area each winter here in Cape Coral, Florida. Minneapolis is a hotbed of not only glass art, but art of all mediums. Now that many of our friends have retreated back north for the summer, Minneapolis is treated to the 19th annual Art-A-Whirl, presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association. Thank you to Ria Neilson, owner of Glass Transitions, who is actively promoting this event. Art-A-Whirl is going on its 19th year and to me, that means it is a very quality event.
Art-A-Whirl offers you a chance to tour 70+ studios and galleries this weekend. A couple highlights include this event as the largest open studio tour in the country! Even better, the event is FREE and open to the public! The event is scheduled for this Friday, May 16th through Sunday May 18th. It is the perfect opportunity to mingle with artists from all walks of life and view several working studios and galleries. Several of the artists we worked with this season have built on techniques they learned from Tanya Veit and have created some spectacular and unique fused glass art that will be on display this weekend.
If you are anywhere near Minneapolis this weekend, this event will be well worth your time. We would love to hear your thoughts if you can attend.