Welcome to the Casket Arts Community

casketvilleThe Casket Arts Community houses three of the newest old factory buildings in Northeast Minneapolis, plus the Franconia in the City Sculpture Park. The three historic structures - the Casket Arts Building, the Carriage House and the Factory, were converted to studios in 2006. The structures are stunning - aged brick, century old wood floors, cast concrete, ancient iron and steel. All the buildings have been beautifully restored to maintain their historic character.

Over 140 artists and art-based businesses inhabit the Casket Arts Community. Most of its tenants run full-time working studios, but open their work spaces for First Thursdays every month as well as for Art-a-Whirl, Cache at the Casket and many other exhibits and showings throughout the year.

Studio Crawl @ Casket on April 25th

grains to gold

The Society of North American Goldsmiths will be holding their 43rd annual SNAG conference “From Grains to Gold” in Minneapolis, April 23-26. As part of the conference, they will have the opportunity to get out into the Twin Cities and explore and tour converted warehouse buildings that now house artists, makers, craftsmen, musicians, and designers. SNAG's Crawl night will be on Friday, April 25th from 5pm to 9pm between NKB and the Casket/Carriage Buildings.

Guest jewelers and metalsmiths will be setting up and showing their work along with resident artists throughout the building. There are plans for a book signing (Creative Metal Forming) with Cynthia Eid & Betty Longhi as well as featured works by Kevin O'Dwyer (silvermsith), Carol Warner,  and Masako Onodera (Asst. Professor, Art Metals at Stout) as well as lots of local talent. This event is free and open to the public!

For more info about the conference itself, visit: www.snagmetalsmith.org or www.facebook.com/events

Get ready for Art-A-Whirl !!


First Thursdays

First Thursdays First Thursdays is the Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month in the NE Minneapolis Arts District. Many of our professional NEMAA member artists open their studios and greet visitors. With a more relaxed atmosphere, this mini-AAW is a great experience for the art collector and browser. Open Studios at the Casket Arts Building , 681 17th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Open Studios at the Casket Arts-Carriage House, 1720 17th Ave.NE, Minneapolis 5:00-9:00 p.m