Franconia is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016 with events at our Northeast Minneapolis gallery. We’re super excited to be celebrating two decades of BIG dreams, BIG space, and BIG art!
Franconia in the City @ Casket 20th Anniversary Small Sculpture Alumni Show
Since 1996, more than 800 artists have participated in Franconia’s residency programs. In 2016, more than 100 alumni fellows will return to exhibit small sculptures, maquettes (small-scale models or rough drafts of unfinished sculptures), and 2D drawings, digital prints, and photographs at Franconia’s Northeast Minneapolis gallery and education space in the Casket Arts Complex. Entries into this juried exhibition will be reviewed as proposals for work to be fabricated and installed, large-scale, at Franconia Sculpture Park.
The 20th Anniversary Small Sculpture Alumni Show opens with a public reception at Franconia in the City @ Casket, 1781 Jefferson Street NE, Minneapolis, on Friday, April 8th, from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibition is open April 8th to May 22nd; gallery hours are 12-4 pm Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment by calling 651.743.6664. Free.
International Sculpture Day
During the course of the 20th Anniversary Small Sculpture Alumni Show, Franconia in the City @ Casket, 1781 Jefferson Street NE, Minneapolis, will celebrate International Sculpture Day on Sunday, April 24, from 6-8 pm. #ISDay was established in 2015 by the International Sculpture Center to expand public understanding and appreciation of sculpture, to demonstrate the power of sculpture to educate, effect social change, and engage, and to promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors. Free.
Art-a-Whirl, a family-friendly, weekend-long festival and open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis (presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association [NEMAA]), is May 20, 21, and 22. Art-a-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country and a great opportunity for visitors and neighbors to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with artists and the community, and purchase original artwork in Northeast Minneapolis. Free.
WHAT: Franconia in the City @ Casket 20th Anniversary Small Sculpture Alumni Show
WHERE: Franconia in the City @ Casket, 1781 Jefferson Street NE, Minneapolis, MN.
WHEN: Opening reception Friday, April 8, from 6- 9 pm. Exhibit runs April 8 to May 22, 12-4 pm Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment.
International Sculpture Day Celebration, Sunday, April 24, from 6- 8 pm.
Art-a-Whirl, Friday, May 20, 5-10 pm; Saturday, May 21, Noon-8 pm; and Sunday, May 22, Noon- 5 pm.