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.

by Phil Daniel (see details on left)

    Open Studios

Award Winning Artists



New Building Artwork

You may have noticed the colorful reflections on a sunny day by the California Street entrance.  The stained glass artwork was created by building artist Phil Daniels.
It interacts with the light to create interesting reflections throughout the day.  See details above.


Minnesota State Arts Board Awards
Congratulations to California Building artists J.M. Culver and Jehra Patrick, recipients of 2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grants.

Minnesota Originals
Learn about our Minnesota originals, Doug Padilla whose Norwegian Mexican heritage informs his art J.M. Culver's figurative work which grows out of her relationship with her grandfather and Phil Daniels, creator of our new stained glass entry to the California Building.

News & Events

California Dreamin' 2014
On page 7 of our local Northeaster you can learn about our winter open studio event and some of the artists in the building.

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.

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

California Building Passes a Milestone
The California building has now been serving Northeast Minneapolis artists for more than twenty years.

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

If you are in Chicago stop by the BRAIN-ART Initiative and see Craig Lund's work at:

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) and
Center for Care and Discovery (CCD)
Enter through DCAM
2nd fl. corridor
5758 S. Maryland
Chicago, IL 60637

Open through February 10, 2015

Susan Weinberg
Capturing the Stories
Jan 4-Mar 9, 2014

St. Paul JCC
Gallery Walk
1375 St. Paul Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116

Feb 8, 2014  2:00 PM Artist's Talk

Susan Armington

Marine Community Library

121 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix

Christ Lutheran Church
150 5th St., Marine
Her River Tales & Dreams art is on exhibit in both locations
More Info:  marinecommunitylibrary.org

Upcoming Classes

Learn to Draw and Paint Faces
Suzann Beck offers a series of classes and workshops  

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





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2012 California Building,  2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418