by Phil Daniel (see details below)


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 Minnea
polis. 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.

Stop by and see our new artwork by Phil Daniel on the California side entrance.


    Open Studios

Award Winning Artists

Upcoming Classes


If you missed Art-a-Whirl or want to revisit an artist whose work you enjoyed, be sure to stop by for Second Saturdays.

The California Building is open every Second Saturday from 12-4pm


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 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. Stay tuned for an upcoming Minnesota Original on Phil Daniel, creator of our new stained glass entry to the California Building.

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.

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

Summer Painting Workshops

Open Studio Painting Workshops - Studio 600
Offered by Donna Bruni for artists of all levels working in all paint media. Warmup exercises focus on content/context, composition/color/energy in painting. Select days that fit your schedule and reserve your easel in advance.

$45/per session; $125.00 for three sessions. 
Wed. July 23, August 6, August 13; 9:30 am to 3:00pm.

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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