Seward Arts & Culture

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

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Vine Arts Center’s 12th Annual Member Show

Running Dates: September 7th – September 28th, 2019

Enjoy the talent of this fantastic volunteer-run community Gallery. Meet 24 current members exhibiting their artwork, learn about this unique nonprofit gallery and consider becoming an artist-member yourself.

Opening Reception: 9/7/19 6pm – 9pm Show Runs through 9/28/19. Open during LoLa Art Crawl on 9/21 + 9/22. Info

Event is free to the public and there is free parking available. Gallery Hours – Saturdays from 11am – 5pm during run of the show. More gallery hours available by appointment – send message to

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Member Art Inspired by Trees at Vine Arts

May 4th through May 25th 2019. The Vine Arts Center will be holding an exhibition of art inspired by trees.

The Tree Show: Art inspired by trees and created by Vine Arts Center members. A variety of artistic media will be included in this exhibit, including paintings, drawings, photography, textiles, ceramics, sculptures and installations.

“We seek to find solace in the permanence of nature when our world feels uneasy and unsettled. A tree yields gracefully to all the moving parts that surround it and offers gentleness and healing to tender hearts. Trees call for us to sing a song of beauty. A tree is always a tree and seeks to be no other, as it holds space for each of us to stand tall in our truth, to be who we truly are. Whether lush in verdant, leafy canopy or skeletal silhouette, a tree’s strong limbs remind us that transformation occurs constantly and consistently. Let us learn from trees to breathe in and out and to be peaceful together.”

Special Events
Friday May 4th from 6 – 9 PM: An opening reception will be held at the Vine Arts Center with a haiku poem activity and music by Bobb Fantauzzo. Bobb’s music is a unique sound utilizing wooden Native American and world flutes.

Saturday May 11th from 11 AM – 3 PM: Demonstrations on making botanical prints.

Friday May 17th from 6 – 8 PM: Artist talks. VAC artists featured in The Tree Show will be on hand to talk about their work.

The Vine Arts Center is open on Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:45 PM and Saturdays from 11 AM – 5 PM.

More details can be found on the Vine Arts Center website:

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Vine Arts Center: Kimber Fiebiger & Bruce Nygren

Exhibit dates: April 13 – April 27, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday April 13, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Two south Minneapolis artists combine sculpture and painting to give us a light hearted view of their art.

Kimber is known for her gallery and studio, Joan of Art, on East Franklin Avenue, featuring the bronze Humpty Dumpty sculptures.

Bruce Nygren, south Minneapolis painter whose images are realistic yet whimsical.


Kimber Fiebiger creates bronze sculptures that range from fun and whimsical, to classical and contemporary. She lives in Minneapolis yet her sculptures have been sold all over the country where she has won numerous awards.

Besides being a fabulous sculptor, Kimber has created a home/gallery/studio that will amaze and intrigue you upon viewing. Ask anyone who drives by her gallery at E Franklin and S 31st Avenues. Her building has been described as having the artful complexity of Spanish designer Antonie Gaudi combined with the surreal nature of Pablo Picasso. Her recent outdoor landscape brings to mind playful images of Dr. Seuss and the imagination of Lewis Carroll.


Bruce E. Nygren is a fine arts painter who works exclusively in oils on canvas, except for occasional murals and a bit of sculpture.

He lives in south Minneapolis and enjoys taking walks along the river with his dog. He has two sons and one grandson. Bruce also writes and performs blues and rock ‘n roll music with his band, the Mumble Bugs. Expect to hear some music during the duration of the show.

Vine Arts Center
(2nd floor in the Ivy Building)
2637  27th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Regular Gallery Hours:
Thursday: 5:30 – 6:45 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm