rainy day fun: see art!

June 17, 2011

Did you know that the Northrup King building is open to the public on Saturdays? Well it is!!

What a perfect activity for a rainy day! (which is what the weatherman is predicting…)

Here’s the scoop:

What: Lots of artists open their studios for a day so you can pop in, chat, purchase art, or just see what a ‘day in the life of an artist’ is like!

Cost: Free

Times: Noon to 4pm

Location: Northrup King Arts Building at 1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis

Who’s studios/ stores are open: Click HERE

(hauthaus INsider tip: While you’re over there, drop over to Architectural Antiques – they have lots of goodies to see and buy!)

It’s the first Thursday of the month and you know what that means… The Northrup King Building is opening its doors once again to artists studios of all mediums: photographers, painters, sculptors, tile artists and more!

Stop by from 5-9pm for a fun evening. They will be serving Root Beer floats and handing out wooden nickels that are good for one free drink at The Red Stag Supper Club, so head on there after you check out the art to wet your whistle, enjoy delicious food and listen to the sounds of local music.

If you miss it tonight, studios will also be open this Saturday, April 9th from 12-4.

For directions: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=1500+Jackson+Street+Ne&zipcode=55413#a/maps/l::1500+Jackson+St+NE:Minneapolis:MN:55413-1561:US:45.003442:-93.24977:address:Hennepin+County:1/m::12:45.003454:-93.249775:0:::::::::/io:0:::::f:EN:M:/e

It’s the First Thursday of the month!

If you’re looking for something to do tonight, you can go see local artists at the Northrup King building  from 5-9pm!

There are lots of special, fun events going on tonight;  It’s American Craft Week so be sure to stop by studios 423, 394, 386, and 269 for more on this event, see local artists’ interpretation of Trains, and be sure to check out the Local Jewelry Night in Northeast!

And as always, remember to pick up your wooden nickel for a free drink at the Red Stag Supper Club!  🙂

“Differences” answers from the previous blog:

  1. The middle picture of the two of us is different
  2. The green bird in the upper right is missing
  3. The Master bedroom shot replaces the yellow bench/fireplace shot in the upper left
  4. The ‘o’ in ‘o happy day’ is colored in
  5. The plan on the far left is different
  6. In the middle picture with the orange chair, the lamp is missing
  7. The yellow pillow in the bottom right corner has a new pattern
  8. The leather ottoman on the left is missing a leg
  9. The leather ottoman on the top, right is missing a nailhead
  10. The flowers under the middle picture are multi-colored

Did you find them all?

cheers, amber

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.


It’s the First Thursday, and that means ‘go see local art!’

Before you head off on your 4th of July Weekend, stop by the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis, where over 130 artists of all trades have their work on display and for sale.

While you’re there checking out all of the amazing local art, be sure to pick up a wooden nickel good for a free glass of wine or beer at the Red Stag Supper Club. The Red Stag has live music every Thursday night, so be sure to stop by!

cheers, amber

 It’s the first Thursday in June, and you know what that means! The artists in the Northrup King building are opening their studio doors and welcoming you in to chat with them and to see their newest works.

The building houses over 200 artists of all mediums, including photographers, painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and more!

The studios are open from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.   DON’T forget to stop by the green space off of 15th Street and Jackson for a rootbeer float tonight!

What could be a better way to spend a summer weeknight… fabulous local art and a cold, creamy rootbeer float?

The Northrup King building is located at 1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis. For more info on parking and directions go to http://www.northrupkingbuilding.com/contact.

cheers, amber

see local art tonight!

August 6, 2009

Remember it’s the first Thursday of the month and the artists at the Northrup King Building open their doors from 5-9.

More info at www.northrupkingbuilding.com.

NKB logo

We are always looking for places to go and see local art. The Northrup King Builidng in NorthEast is one of our favorites and this Thursday (July 2nd)you can go into artists studios from 5-9 to see and/or purchase their artwork.

The building is home to a very eclectic mix of artists; there are painters, sculptors, glass blowers, jewelry makers and everything in between!

This Thursday they are serving Rootbeer Floats so bring the kids, or if you’re on a date night, pick up a wooden nickel good for a free drink at the Red Stag Supper Club (509 1st Ave NE).

Here are some artists to look for:

Jack Dale: Studio 366jack dale city hustleCity Hustle

Maras Glass Group: Studio 337Maras-Group horizon groupHorizon glass

Karen Gustafson: Studio 374

karen gustafson clusterCluster

Enjoy your Thursday evening!

The Northrup King Building is located at 1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis… for more information including artists directory, maps, and classes offered go to: www.northrupkingbuilding.com

Menu, parking info, and hours for Red Stag Supper Club can be found at: www.redstagsupperclub.com


woman in red

woman in red by Terri Bloch

Terri Bloch is one of hauthaus’ favorite new local artists. Holly discovered her over at the Northrup King Building.  She is delightful!

Terri takes photographs of familiar faces and places and recreates the images on canvas or wood panels with a bold expression of colors and shapes. You can see her large library of artwork on her artist website.

Her work is also on display and for sale in her studio at the Northrup King Building, at Lisan Gallery in West St. Paul, and Three Havens Artworks in Alexandria.

Her artist website is:


The Northrup King Building is located in Northeast Minneapolis, in the heart of the Arts District. It is home for over 170 local artists! It is a great resource to view and shop for artwork, clothing, jewelry, furniture and much more! 

First Thursdays at the NKB: The artists generously open their studio doors for the public to walk through and catch them in action from 5-9pm. (It makes for  a great date night or girls’ night out)

Website for the Northrup King Building: