Category Programs

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 3

Can you believe we are already halfway through August? Things here at Franconia have been full steam ahead all summer, I’m only now catching my breath. The Hot Metal Artists have come and gone, six of our nine fellowship artists-in-residence have installed their sculptures, and we are preparing to say goodbye to the summer intern artists (check […]

Measure, cut, assemble, repeat 

Vascular Form V, Orientation Back in 2001, with the help of an FSP/Jerome Fellowship, Foon Sham installed one of his sculptures at Franconia Sculpture Park. Back then, Franconia was located at a 16-acre site on Route 8. This spring, Foon Sham returned to our newly expanded 43-acre park on Route 95 to complete an Open Studio Fellowship, creating and installing new artwork at […]

Art-A-Whirl

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 […]

How Sculpture Learns

What would you do given a box of matches, a toy firetruck, a reflector, a small rock, a tire, a plastic cellphone, a 1.7 oz bottle of alcohol, and a single strand of hair? Our spring residents have the answer! The White House is filling up with artists from across the country: so far we have Minnesota’s […]

Art in Rural Communities – It Matters

Franconia provides fee-free arts learning activities for rural youth filling a void made by the changes to creative learning and arts experiences in rural communities. The arts do matter and Franconia can provide part of the missing link.

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Over the holiday season I visited family back East and as we made our way through some iconic New York City art institutions we happened upon this spectacular installation by Brooklyn-based artist Kambui Olujimi. Remember that name? Olujimi was one of the 2014 FSP/Jerome Fellows who made a BIG impact.  If you’ve ventured into the newly […]