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.

Wecome! Here we showcase all things arts & culture going on in Seward.

Please check back regularly. If you have something to share, email Kerry Cashman, SNG Community Coordinator, at:


Art opening at Intermedia Arts Sunday, 3/8, 6-9 p.m.

This art show features, among others, Seward artist Jessie Lawson! From Jessie:


“Please come to the chair show at Intermedia Arts, 2822 S. Lyndale — the chair show and other events that will follow. I’ve made a chair marionette theatre in honor of my cousin Lettie Connell Schubert, puppeteer and doll maker extraordinaire.For more general info about this show and other events celebrating women, check out the links below.

The opening is on Sunday, March 8, from 6 until 9 p.m.

More about the exhibit:
Women as Thinkers, Leaders, Activists & Artists Transforming our world. An installation honoring and investigating the power of women. Part of a month of events at Intermedia including a film screening and evening of performance. www.intermediaarts.orgA chair altar, a chair universe, a chair history lesson, a chair memorial, a chair honoring. A gathering of women. A place at the table because we have always been at the table.

OPENING International Women’s Day March 8th 6-9pm
Curated by Ellen Hinchcliffe Featuring work by Ayanna Muata, Sandy Spieler, Sharon Day, AnaLaura Juarez, Ivoire Foreman, Joy E A Spika, Katrina Knutson, Jessie Edminster Lawson, Allison Herrera, Camille Gage, Faye Brown, Justine Di Fiore, Amoke Kubat, Gabrielle Civil and more.


Fifth Annual Sweethearts and Spirits: Beer, Liquor and Wine tasting fundraiser


This Saturday, February 28th from 6:30-9pm, Restorative Justice is holding its Fifth Annual Sweethearts and Spirits fundraising event at the Eagle’s Club (2507 E 25th St.) with support from Zipp’s Liquors.

All proceeds benefit Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership.

Tickets available at Zipp’s (2618 E. Franklin) or at the door for $15.

Enjoy samples of beer, wine and liquor.  Eat delightful treats from local businesses and partake in Zipp’s now famous silent auction.

A little about Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership:

Last fall, SLRJP celebrated its 10th anniversary. We work primarily with youth who have broken the law to help them explore the impact of their actions and to develop a plan to repair the harm caused. We receive referrals from the Minneapolis Police Department and Hennepin County Attorney’s Office . SLRJP was created by residents of Seward and Longfellow and it’s the volunteer and financial support of the community that continues to sustain us. For more information or to find out how to get involved, contact Michele Braley, Program Manager, at 612-338-6205 x108 or


Public art/art activism event Sun. 3/1 at ArtiCulture

From the folks at ArtiCulture:

Community Members,

Over the past year ArtiCulture has been working with a group of Minneapolis teens on a public art photo-project. A community event is being hosted at ArtiCulture and we wanted to send an open invitation to those interested in the topic of hunger in our affluent society and and access. Please post the attached flyer on if you have a bulletin board for community happenings and pass it around your online social networks.


Liz Greenbaum, Executive Director

FOH Flyer 1 (1) (1)

Inside Out details:

On Sunday, March 1st from 5 – 8 pm, ArtiCulture is hosting a FriendRaiser (an open community event) as part of a teen-driven photo project that intends to spark dialogue and inspiration in our Twin Cities community.

Our dream is to inspire our Minneapolis community with up close and personal photos of people dealing with scarcity of food and/or shelter.

By asking questions related to this subject, we want to discover what people want to share in their community. What do they really care about? Is it access to healthy food, affordable housing, and /or quality education? What do YOU want to picture happening in the community? The beauty of this art is that it lives in interactions. The purpose of this project is to capture what matters to you, to our community in Minneapolis.


Here in Minneapolis, we want to inspire that fact—a picture can change a perspective: 

“The beauty of an art project is that you cannot always measure the impact, but one day it can be clear.”

–JR (French Photographer, Founder of Inside Out Project)


We want to encourage a broad spectrum of people to participate in the discussion and photo project.

Please post the attached Flyer and feel free to invite others — especially if you have an artistic teen in your life!


Check out these links to get a more thorough picture of our project:

Facebook Inside Out Minneapolis

JR Ted Talk–Originating Inside Out

RSVP for the event:


Thank you,

The Inside Out Minneapolis Team