first thursday: September 2nd

September 1, 2010

Artist: Jack Dale. "Soft" oil on canvas

That’s right folks, it’s about that time again  for ‘First Thrusday’ at the Northrup King Building!

Located in Northeast Minneapolis, this building houses around 200 local artists of all mediums; sculptors, jewelry makers, painters, ceramic artists, textile artists and more.

Be sure to stop over at 1500 Jackson Street NE between 5 – 9pm this Thursday, September 2nd, to check out the local art scene; also, while you’re there, don’t forget to grab a wooden nickel which is good for a free drink at the Red Stag Supper Club.

Artist: Jan Bilek. "Teal Striped Bottle"

The Red Stag has happy hour on Thursday from 3pm – close and music at 10pm; also this Thursday, see the band Pennyroyal play at 10pm.

Stop into studio 366 to see abstract painter, Jack Dale. Holly and I love his use of movement and color. Also, in studio 337 is Jan Bilek, a talented ceramic artist.


This weekend is the start of the Minneapolis Aquatennial. The fun events run now until July 25th.  Most events are free and family friendly.

Join in some of the fun festivities…


Friday 16th  – Block Party Downtown

  • On Nicollet Mall between 3rd and 4th streets
  • 5pm – 11pm
  • No ticket required! It’s free!
  • Bands including: Night Ranger, Corey Stevens, and Romantica
  • Happy hour from 5-6

Sunday 18th – Beach Party at Lake Calhoun

  • On Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun
  • 10am – 4pm
  • Meet and greet the Mpls Fire Department
  • Watch the milk carton boat races
  • Sandcastle building contests

Wednesday 21st – Life Time Torchlight parade/ 5k

  • Parade route runs down Hennepin Ave starting at 8:30pm
  • 5k starts at 7:30pm at the Basilica and goes to Nicollet Island
  • After party will be held at Nicollet Island with the local band, Root City

Saturday 24th – Fireworks along the Riverfront

  • X-cel Riverblast from 6-10 along the Mississippi Riverfront
  • Enjoy food, music, and more before the fireworks
  • Fireworks from 10-10:30 along West River Parkway

For more information on other events visit:

Enjoy! amber