Seward Arts & Culture

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


Public art/art activism event Sun. 3/1 at ArtiCulture

From the folks at ArtiCulture:

Community Members,

Over the past year ArtiCulture has been working with a group of Minneapolis teens on a public art photo-project. A community event is being hosted at ArtiCulture and we wanted to send an open invitation to those interested in the topic of hunger in our affluent society and and access. Please post the attached flyer on if you have a bulletin board for community happenings and pass it around your online social networks.


Liz Greenbaum, Executive Director

FOH Flyer 1 (1) (1)

Inside Out details:

On Sunday, March 1st from 5 – 8 pm, ArtiCulture is hosting a FriendRaiser (an open community event) as part of a teen-driven photo project that intends to spark dialogue and inspiration in our Twin Cities community.

Our dream is to inspire our Minneapolis community with up close and personal photos of people dealing with scarcity of food and/or shelter.

By asking questions related to this subject, we want to discover what people want to share in their community. What do they really care about? Is it access to healthy food, affordable housing, and /or quality education? What do YOU want to picture happening in the community? The beauty of this art is that it lives in interactions. The purpose of this project is to capture what matters to you, to our community in Minneapolis.


Here in Minneapolis, we want to inspire that fact—a picture can change a perspective: 

“The beauty of an art project is that you cannot always measure the impact, but one day it can be clear.”

–JR (French Photographer, Founder of Inside Out Project)


We want to encourage a broad spectrum of people to participate in the discussion and photo project.

Please post the attached Flyer and feel free to invite others — especially if you have an artistic teen in your life!


Check out these links to get a more thorough picture of our project:

Facebook Inside Out Minneapolis

JR Ted Talk–Originating Inside Out

RSVP for the event:


Thank you,

The Inside Out Minneapolis Team


Opening Reception – Vine Arts Center Exhibition – Nov 15, 2014

Within from Without show images

* Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm *

The work of these two Minnesota artists simultaneously mimics and contrasts their own unique styles and vision. The inspiration for Mieko Yamazaki’s oil paintings generates from within and is manifest in her rich and enigmatic paintings. Jack Mader, being a photographer, derives inspiration through the physical world from without. Together they explore the nature of creativity and the roots of inspiration.

The exhibition runs from November 15 to December 6, 2014.

Closing activities during the Seward Winter Frolic, Saturday December 6, 1-5 pm:
Artist discussions and hands-on activities: make your own abstract painted bookmarks and try some ice photography. Stop in on your rounds of other art and artist studios during the Seward Winter Frolic.

Both the opening reception and closing events are free and open to the public.

Gallery and Shop Hours (during exhibits):
Mondays and Thursdays 5:30 – 6:45pm
Saturdays 11am – 5pm

Coming Up!  Holiday Sale, December 13 + 14

Vine Arts Center
Located on the 2nd floor of the Ivy Building for the Arts
2637 27th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406



Dan Leisen has two shows coming up!

Postcard says it all – first sale is this weekend at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival.

Dan does the Art Crawl in the Winter Frolic each year over at Faith Church. Go show him some support!