MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Radical Basketry Invitational

July 16 – August 22

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

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“Art Crawl Through the Gardens at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Saturday, August 15, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, August 16, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Back for its third year, the MN Landscape Arboretum’s Art Crawl Through the Gardens is a showcase of art and nature. Instead of tent upon tent, artists are nestled amongst the Arboretum’s beautiful landscapes and gardens. Guests are encouraged to take a stroll through the beauty of nature via the Arboretum’s 3-Mile Drive (also accessible by car and the Arboretum’s free, hop-on, hop-off Circulator) and enjoy handcrafted items from local artists.

Art Crawl events are free with Arboretum admission.

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Mill City Live: Black Diet

August 12, 6 – 8 p.m.

Mill City Live returns for its twelfth season with four outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings in August. Set in the museum’s dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard, “Mill City Live” features four great evenings of outdoor music by top local artists.

Recent winners of’s Are You Local? Showcase and The Lowertown Line artist, Black Diet is a garage/indie/soul band with a sartorial flair. Indebted to Stax records, they put on shows that look like Baptist church services held at punk houses. Part of a stream of vintage sounding acts coming out of Minneapolis’ Piñata Records, they’re spitting out sharp, testimonial jams for the masses.

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New Work – Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke

Now through August 31

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Low Lying Area, an exhibition of new work by Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke featuring a large-scale sculptural work by Rebecca and a suite of ink on paper paintings by Shana. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the psychologies and complexities of domestic objects and spaces.

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Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

Friday, July 3, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

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