to the California Building, one of the first studio buildings in NE Minneapolis.  The building has a long commitment to the arts, community and arts sustainability in Northeast Minneapolis. Building owners, John Kremer and Jennifer Young purchased the property in 1991 and have rented studios to artists ever since.  With over 80 artists as tenants, the building is an anchor in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.


Art-a-Whirl Special Events

Award Winning Artists

Artists' Exhibitions

Saturday  May 17

Studio 501 - 4:00 pm

Eisner's Klezmorim performs traditional klezmer music

Sunday  May 18

Studio 501 - 1:00 pm

Award winning singer/songwriter
Mari Harris performs

Studio 103 - 2pm - 5pm
Check out Florence Hill's drawing co-op, now in its fourth decade.  The public is invited to observe at the
Sunday Figure Drawing Group as they draw from a model. 


Minnesota State Arts Board Awards
Congratulations to California Building artists Moira Bateman, Justine Di Fiore, Sarah Whiting and Amy Rice recipients of 2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grants.

Minnesota Originals
Learn about our Minnesota originals, Doug Padilla and how his Norwegian Mexican heritage informs his art and J.M. Culver's figurative work which grows out of her relationship with her grandfather.

Upcoming Classes

Learn to Draw and Paint Faces
Suzann Beck offers a series of classes and workshops throughout this fall and winter.  

Suzann's artwork and interview were recently published in "Color Correction Handbook, Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema" Second Edition, by Alexis Van Hurkman.

News & Events

A Four Decade Co-op
We are now in the fourth decade of Florence Hill's drawing co-op, hosted in studio 103.  Read more about this California Building gem.

Minneapolis Creativity Shines
Did you know that the Twin Cities' Creative Vitality (CVI) is 4 1/2X the national average? The CVI looks at what the creative fields contribute to the city.  Download the 2013 Minneapolis CVI Report to learn more.

An opportunity for NE Redevelopment  Minneapolis Public Schools seeks to sell its former district headquarters (p5).  Read more about the Lampwork's proposal of Kremer & Young to create a
Gateway Project for the North East Arts District.

Northeast Farmers
The Bovinos recently finished their second year across from the California Building. You can learn about their story and the trend towards urban farming.

California Building Turned 20!
After twenty years serving Northeast Minneapolis artists, the California B

Northeast Sculpture Tour
Grab your bike or walking shoes and explore the NE Sculpture Tour.  See Events for more details and a map
uilding passed a milestone.

Friday, May 16th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday,  May 17th -  Noon-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 18th -   Noon-5:00 p.m.

For more information

Susan Weinberg
exhibiting in
Northside Noir
April 18-May 10, 2014

Homewood Studios

for more information

2400 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis
(612) 587-0230

This exhibition shines a light on the history of the Northside once home to a community of  Jewish immigrants.
April 29th  7p - reading by local writers
May 6th  7p - a musical evening with John Penny, composer of the score for the radio drama

California Bldg Artists
Florence Hill and Frank Wetzel
Robbin Gallery

Paintings of Distant Places
4915 42nd Ave N..Robbinsdale
May 28-June 26
Open W-Sat  12-4, Thurs 5:30-8:30pm

Reception June 5  5:30-8:30pm
and June 7 12-4pm

An exhibition space on the second floor of the California Building exhibiting work of second floor artists.


Artists: Suzann Beck, Reynaldo Diaz, Carole Fisher, Adu Gindy, Gail Graybow, Farida Hughes, Lydia Kulesov, Brenda Litman, Karl Reichert, Candice Simpson

Gallery Open during California Dreamin' +Art-A-Whirl + First Thursdays | Second Saturdays

December 13  - February + CA Building hours + New Exhibitions quarterly.






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