Celebrate the Worldwide Day of Botanical Art with with the opening reception of "Out of the Woods," a national traveling art exhibition celebrating trees in public gardens. The event will also feature demonstrations and tours by artists from the Minnesota School of Botanical Art and a presentation by Director of Exhibitions for the American Society of Botanical Artists Carol Woodin.
Arts & Performance
Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of Arboretum volunteers will create a unique art installation on Scarecrow Hill. Once completed, the installation will be on display at the Arboretum for the next 1-2 years.
The building process will be viewable at Scarecrow Hill daily from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day! Treat mom to an outdoor concert the whole family will enjoy. This FREE concert takes place, rain or shine, on the lawn of St. Therese school.
Wander through the unique lofts and studios of St. Paul’s very own artists. Showcasing more than 300 artists in 32 buildings across the lowertown and downtown neighborhoods, this weekend is sure to channel your inner creativity. Put on by the St. Paul Art Collective, the crawl has been celebrating nearly 40 years of unique artistry through education and preservation of art in culture in the greater Twin Cities area.
Director Jerry Zaks and Broadway star Betty Buckley bring this revived musical comedy back to life at the Orpheum Theatre. Already winning four Tony awards, this updated classic show is a must-see for musical fanatics young and old. Ages 5+.
Abstract art is non-representational, meaning the artist creates something that feels right without it being explained. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts presents a month-long exhibit from Midwestern abstract artists. What does it all mean? Decide for yourself!
All Ages. Free.
Exhibit opens 9 a.m. Mon.—Sat.
Hundreds of films from over 70 countries around the world come together every year for the MSP International Film Festival. Some works are from veteran filmmakers and well-known actors, some are quirky independent projects and some you might not find anywhere else. Times vary. See website for schedule and locations.
Learn about the process of craft making and get inspired by more than 230 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists from across the nation. See live demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities from a variety of local artisans and vendors.
In a technologically dominated era, The Body Electric explores the themes of real versus virtual through a variety of visual mediums curated by an international group of artists. Explore how digital media and visual technologies change our perceptions of our bodies and manipulate how we view the environment around us. All ages. Prices vary.
Once again, a group of artists around Lake Minnetonka will be opening their home studios to the public in early May. In its eighth year, the Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour is excited to include previous Artists, and a number of new Artists at new locations, and of course, new artwork.
The Tour will include 32 artists in fourteen studio locations. Studios are located in Deephaven, Excelsior and Minnetonka. Information on each artist can be found on the Tour's web site -- www.LakeMtka-StudioTour.com