Seward Arts & Culture

Arts & Cultural Activities in the Seward Neighborhood — Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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Mn Artists Presents [Your Name Here] 2019: Call for Proposals

Mn Artists is seeking proposals from Minnesota-based artists of all disciplines to serve as “guest curators” for three one-night events at the Walker Art Center: May 2, August 29, and November 7, 2019. Guest artists will propose a central topic, idea, theme or question arising from their artistic practice or research. Guest curators will then work with Mn Artists and Walker staff to conceptualize and produce a multi-faceted event that activates their idea.

More information HERE.


Interested in joining the SNG Board of Directors? 

We will elect new board members on November 7th at the Taste of Seward, our Annual Meeting.  The SNG board of directors meets the 4th Wednesday of every month except Nov and Dec.  To see a job description see our website here.  Email for more information.


Art at Gandi Mahal

The Work of Marie Theilen

October 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Across a Meadow,” a retrospective show of landscape paintings by Hiawatha neighborhood resident Marie Thielen will show at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant (3009 27th Ave. S.) beginning on Oct.1 with an opening reception scheduled from 4-8pm on Oct. 11.

Thielen is both painter and photographer and has lived in South Minneapolis for the past 27 years. Nature is her inspiration. “The beauty and order in the natural world bring delight and surprise, with seasonal changes providing a long view.  Painting my impressions of what I observe has always calmed my spirit and supported my basic optimism in life,”  she said.

Just over a year ago Gandhi Mahal initiated “art on the walls,” making the wall space in the meeting room available for community artists to display their work.

This is Thielen’s second show in this space. In February her series of small paintings entitled “Simply There” filled the south wall. The October show will feature much larger works and inaugurate the new expansion and stairway to the hydroponic garden.

The public is invited to view the art during restaurant hours, 11:30am- 3pm for lunch and from 5-10pm for dinner. The Community room gallery is accessible through the restaurant.

For the opening reception on October 11, the Community room outside door will be open.