Category Events

August Music @ Franconia: Ben Weaver, Superior Siren, and Strong Buffalo

Our third and final Music @ Franconia event of 2018 is coming up THIS Saturday, August 25th from 2 to 6pm! Starting off the afternoon in our artist-designed Earthen Amphitheater will be Superior Siren, an all-female band from Duluth bringing eerie folk sounds from the shores of Lake Superior, and Dakota poet and performer Strong Buffalo, Headlining the event will be […]

June Music @ Franconia: Monroe Crossing and the Houdeks

Join us Saturday, June 23rd, from 2 to 6 pm as Franconia Sculpture Park kicks off our sixth annual Music @ Franconia series with an afternoon of bluegrass talent! Enjoy an afternoon of song, dance, and sculpture with headliners Monroe Crossing and the Houdeks opening in our artist-designed Earthen Amphitheater. Visit Mary Johnson’s famous Lizard Lounge […]

2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour Part 2: Life as a Professional Artist working in Cast Iron

“Iron casting has melted who I thought I was, and has molded me into who I have become.” -Tamsie Ringler   Welcome to part two of our 2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal blog feature! This week we’re focusing on Life as a Professional Artist Working in Cast Iron, or what I might also refer to as […]

2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour Part 1: The Detailed Process of Casting Iron

Happy New Year from Franconia Sculpture Park! In the dark, cold days of winter, we at Franconia look forward to the infusion of warmth and community that comes with our first big event of the new year: The Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour! Welcome to the first of a two-part blog feature leading up to […]

20th Anniversary Alumni Show @ Casket

  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 […]

St. Croix Valley Summer Staycation: Part 2

Summer is a magical season. Clouds part and the earth comes alive around us. I felt it this morning, sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee and a very large German Shepard, listening to the chirping birds and looking out at the sculptures currently shaping the park’s landscape. It was a brief peaceful […]


The 20th anniversary of Art-A-Whirl has finally arrived!   Will you be attending? If so, visit Franconia in the City @ Casket to experience art, music, and family-friendly fun. Not familiar with Art-A-Whirl? Here’s what you need to know: Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great […]