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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Vine Arts Center: New Art Exhibit Opens June 16

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Art Works by Larry Nelson & Kerry Pennings

JUNE 16 – JULY 7, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: June 16, 6:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. with live music by Quaking Bogge and Walkie Talkie

SHOCKING TRUTH REVEALED! Scientists have known it for decades, mystics for eons. Now, two artists deliver this truth through their combined artworks: EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING ELSE! Come see what happens next …

The Vine Arts Center, a member-run art gallery, is located on the second floor in the Ivy Building for the Arts, 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406  (Click for Map)

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Call for Art: Speak Out on Climate Change



Join the climate change conversation! Vine Arts Center (VAC) presents an exciting art opportunity focused on climate change. VAC invites artists to submit original artwork that provides insight, tells a compelling story, generates dialogue, asks questions and/or challenges viewers to consider a perspective on our changing planet. Accepted work will be displayed during exhibition dates,  October 13 – November 3, 2018

Learn more about World In Flux: Visions & Voices of a Changing Planet, find application instructions here:


Vine Arts Center Show Opening 5/12

Nature in a Dream State. Photos by Edie Karras

a 40 piece collection of floral and landscape photo imagery. May 12th through June 2nd, 2018. Saturday May 12th 6pm-9pm – opening night, Sunday May 13th 12pm-5pm – special Mother’s Day hours, Saturday May 26th (time TBA) – flower arranging demo by Acanthus Floral Art

From the Artist: “Nature in a Dream State” took root in a somber event – my mother-in-law’s death – but blossomed into a colorful, vibrant body of work.

In April 2017 my family and I drove from Minneapolis to St. Louis for the funeral. We left snow, ice, and cold behind and journeyed into warmer temps and a slowly greening landscape. By the time we got to St. Louis it was truly Spring. Before entering the city we stopped at a state park to stretch our legs. Walking around in sweatshirts, we soaked in the open water, gentle breeze, sun, grass, and birdsong. I took the first photo of this exhibit in that place – “My Missouri Spring Fever”.

Throughout the rest of the year I endeavored to extract a soft, hazy, gentle persona from flowers and landscapes. A few of the pieces are old images that I re-edited in a desire to bring out those characteristics. However, most of the photos were taken that spring using iphone and editing in instagram and/or iphoto.