Seward Arts & Culture

All things arts & culture, and home of Seward Winter Frolic : Art in the 'hood
  • Diane Gamm

    Functional pottery and nature photography, including photos of Lake Superior Ice Caves. Open House at 2217 – 32nd Avenue South during the Winter Frolic, Dec 6-7 (#20 on the map).

  • Lea-Way Designs

    Lea-Way Designs, LLC create colorful, culturally-inspired tiles for home decor and personal decor. Tiles as functional art, Two-Way Tile Trays™, and tile jewelry are available for personal expression and your gift-giving needs.

  • Kat Lange

    kat lange’s deep, rich hues imbue her paintings with the play of light on color and shadow. _____________________

  • Kim Gordon

    Kim Gordon is a local painter, illustrator and teacher. Her greeting cards tell simple stories about elemental aspects of life: finding joy in transitory beauty, peace in nature, the pleasures of relationships.

Welcome to Seward’s online arts & culture info hub.

Have something to share? Email Kerry Cashman, SNG Community Coordinator, at:


Open Streets Mpls on Franklin Ave. needs YOU!

Sunday AugBike helmet decorating at ArtiCulture_That is a dinosaurust 16th from 11am-5pm, Open Streets Mpls is taking over Franklin Avenue again from 28th to Portland, spanning Cedar Ave. and connecting Seward and Phillips! Read more about it here.

In the lead up to the event, and the day of, it’s takes hundreds of people and people power hours to make Open Streets happen. If you’re feeling the spirit and want to get involved, there are lots of important volunteer needs you can fill. At the moment, we need a crew of folks to visit the businesses along Franklin and hand out fliers letting business owners know how they can get involved with a spot on the street. Closer to the event, we’ll send another crew out to all of Seward to remind residents that the event is coming up. This is a fun and easy way to meet new people and support something awesome and community building.

Interested in volunteering? Email Beth from the Bike Coalition (the group leading Open Streets) at:

Interested in sponsoring the event with programming on the street or a financial gift? Get the ball rolling by filling out this webform here.


Photo of bike helmet decorating at ArtiCulture. Open Streets 2014.


Night Gallery Opening Tonight 6/20 at Vine Arts Center – Greenway Glow

Night gallery poster

Night Gallery at Vine Arts Center

Opening Reception during Greenway Glow: Saturday June 20 @ 8pm – midnight

Running Dates : June 20 – July 11

The June 20th opening is also a destination for the Greenway Glow, a nighttime bike ride fundraiser for the Midtown Greenway Coalition.

Vine Arts Center invites you to come play at the “Night Gallery” : an interactive art exhibit where art illuminates the darkness by painting with light, projection, and shadow play.
Join Vine Arts Center members in co-creating a day glow painting exhibit in the “Black Light Studio”. See Vine Arts Center members’ latest creations in the “Member Cafe”.
Check out “Stan the 3D Man and his amazing 3D Shadows” + our Glowing Vines !

Fire, s’mores, hot dogs, Summer Solstice FUN !
Enjoy an evening of creative wonder and surprise.

Interesting soundscapes provided by Charlie Milkey.

More info:  Vine Arts Center website

You can also see the show until July 11 during regular gallery hours :
Monday @ 5:30 – 6:45pm
Thursday @ 5:30 – 6:45pm
Saturday @ 11 am – 5 pm

The Vine Arts Center is a cooperatively run art gallery on the 2nd floor of the Ivy Building for the Arts:

2637 27th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406


Greenway Glow Arts Festival and Night Bike Ride on June 20th!

From the Midtown Greenway Coalition’s website: Charlie Glow photo

6 p.m. – Midnight

Join us for the BIGGEST and BRIGHTEST night on the Greenway!  Featuring more than 30 art installations and performances in and along the corridor.

The arts festival is free, while the bike ride has a registration fee and donations that raise funds to support the Greenway.

Register for the Night Bike Ride: Bike Ride Registration

See the list of performers, times, and locations here:  Glow Artists

Volunteer for the Greenway Glow:  Volunteer

We will also be organizing a “Family Glow” from 6 – 9 p.m., located in the Soo Line Community Garden (one block east of Lyndale).  The free Family Glow will feature hands-on “make and take” art activities for kids.  It will kick off the larger Greenway Glow arts festival that will be from 8 p.m. – Midnight throughout the Greenway.

Everyone is welcome to join us at the new Soo Visual Arts Center on Bryant from 8 p.m. – Midnight.  There will be live music, gallery exhibis, and you can purchase tasty hot dogs and sausages from Prairie Dogs and drinks from bartenders from Bryant-Lake Bowl.  Free admission.

Hope to see you on June 20th in the Midtown Greenway!

Specifically at the Vine Arts Center (27th Ave. & the Greenway)

Spinning Stories: Stories After Dark – Kate Kunkel Bailey “Currency” – Listen to tales by talented storytellers and ride along to hear more at two other locations along the Midtown Greenway. 9:30 p.m. and again at 11:30 p.m.

Vine Arts Center will also be featuring Night Gallery, art illuminating the darkness, painting with light, projection and shadow-play. Vine Arts will also have ambient bass music provided by Charles Milkey.

More information here.