Friday, July 8, 2011

Northrup King First Thursdays Open Studios

Yesterday afternoon we headed to the Northrup King Building in northeast Minneapolis to take a look at the open studios. The building was built in 1917 to house a seed company and now is home to over 190 artist's studios, offices, galleries, and event spaces. It is such a unique place to visit! We met a lot of great artists and saw a nice variety of art, though many studios seemed to be closed because of summer and the holiday week.

We met Heidi Ehalt who started a collective photography studio in the Northrup King Building. Her work spans from portraits, commercial, to fine art, all very beautiful.

photograph by Heidi Ehalt

Another interesting artist we met was Allison Johnson who's jewelry line potpourri is primarily made of wood, with the addition of stones and silver. Her line is very unique but extremely wearable, you can buy her work at retail shops around the metro and on Etsy.

citrine gemstone in walnut on blackened sterling silver Allison Johnson

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