Seward Arts & Culture

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

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Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S  •
Running Dates Oct 5th – 26th, 2019
This exhibit focuses on the accomplishments of DIY communities of the 90’s – things built based on its values, interests and aims and were centered around the giant hydra of ‘punk, punk like, associates’ and other outside mainstream groups. It was more than the physical spaces created and more about the community that came about. Art, music, film and a scene that was created in reaction / response to the commercial world. Contributions from such luminaries as Extreme Noise, Triple Rock, Grumpy’s, Profane Existence, along with Illustrators like Dwitt, Lance Ward, and Bill Hauser making fliers and album covers, to individuals making films to document the moment.

Opening date and time. Saturday, Oct 5th 6:00 – 9:00pm
Gallery general hours Saturdays (Oct: 12,19, 26th) 11am – 5:00pm, and by appointment
Oct.12 5:00pm – 8:00pm
5:00pm Erik Johnson screening segments of “’The Middle of Nowhere: TC Hardcore Punk’ and beyond…” and other film works along with discussion
6:30pm Ollie Stench’s various video works and discussion


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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