Seward Arts & Culture

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


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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Seward is “Claytopia” this week!

“Claytopia”, The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd annual conference takes place in Minneapolis this week: March 27-30, 2019.
It has been over 20 years since Minneapolis has been selected to host the conference. NCECA draws between 5,000-6,000 artists, academics, collectors, and students from all over the world – think of it as the Super Bowl of ceramics. The conference will be held at the convention center (including free programs for the public – Winona LaDuke is the keynote speaker) with satellite shows and activities happening all over the Twin Cities.
Seward will be a hot spot of activity!
Northern Clay Center is the epicenter of “Claytopia” with several exhibitions and activities- too many too list! (2424 Franklin Ave. E) :
The Vine Arts Center (2637 27th Ave S.) is exhibiting “Ideal Made Real: MN NICE”
A block away from the Vine Arts, Silverhouse studio (2519 27th Ave. S) is hosting the St. Croix Valley Pottery Collective
Also Nearby:
Norway House (913 E Franklin Ave.) is showing “Inter-Connected”

Squirelhausarts (3450 Snelling Ave. S) features works of 13 ceramic artists
plus a live performance of WET: UtopiaZ

Dock 6 Pottery (4206 East 34th St) is showing “Legacy Ware: Dining with Dock 6”

Modus Locus (3500 Bloomington Ave. S) is hosting “UFO’s Land Here”

For more information on events across the Twin Cities:


Last day to Frolic!

It’s the last day of Winter Frolic! Don’t fret, there’s still loads of fun things to do and see. There will be artists in their studios, specials at local businesses and events to take part in. Go get your Frolic on!

Visit Seward Co-op, Welna II, The Ivy Arts Building, Faith Mennonite Church and Bethany Lutheran Church for a detailed map with locations and events.

Events at Ivy Arts Center HERE.
Events at Faith Mennonite HERE.
Events at Bethany Lutheran Church HERE.