MIX, Art Attack, Cache: Freeloader Friday

MIX, Art Attack, Cache: Freeloader Friday
Artwork by Cloudy Collections

This weekend, art is running rampant throughout the city thanks to Cache at the Casket Arts Building, the opening of Tarnish&Gold's new space, "Food Fight!" at Gallery 13, and at Art Attack in the Northrup King Studios.

In addition to pretty art parties, Freeloader Friday also has the deets on rock shows, including a CD-release show, the Minneapolis Indie Xpo (for rockin' independent comics), a craft fair ideal for early holiday shopping, and Jonathan Ackerman's Hotel dance party.

Come take a look!

MIX, Art Attack, Cache: Freeloader Friday
Artwork by Cloudy Collections


MIX Drink and Draw Party/Cloudy Collections Celebration
(Pink Hobo Geek Art Gallery, 507 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-216-3924,

Celebrate the Minneapolis Indie Xpo at the Soap Factory with this event pre-party at the Pink Hobo. Here you'll find artists drawing, a gallery reception for the amazing Cloudy Collections (their print machine is wind powered!), drinks, and fun folks. 7:30-11 p.m.

MIX, Art Attack, Cache: Freeloader Friday
Art by Linnea Doyle

(Casket Arts Community, 681 17th Ave. Northeast, Minneapolis)

This three-day, three-building studio hop includes open studios, tours, live music, and food. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. Southeast, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

With Jonathan Ackerman.

Lowertown First Fridays
(First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m., free. Lowertown, 6th and Sibley, St. Paul)

This monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, and more. For more info visit or call 651.292.4373.

MIX, Art Attack, Cache: Freeloader Friday
Steven Lang, Teppanyaki Grill

Food Fight
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. Northeast, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888,

Thirty artists explore the notions of food, from gourmet to staple, abundance to shortage, pleasure to struggle. Yeah, it's a big clusterfuck. But you'll have something to talk about afterwards over dessert. 7-10 p.m.

Art Attack 2011
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. Northeast, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612,

This huge, open studio event features over 200 artists. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

MIX, Art Attack, Cache: Freeloader Friday
Todd Bordeaux, Reservation Diabetes Dispensers

Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place
(All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-872-4700,

This group show feature excellent Native American artists. 5 to 8 p.m.

School House Craft Fair
(Armatage Elementary School, 2501 W. 56th St., Minneapolis, 612-668-3180)

Here you can shop for works by dozens of local artists. Some proceeds benefit the school library. Fri. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Red Label
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624,

6-10 p.m.

MIX, Art Attack, Cache: Freeloader Friday
Photo by Kevin O'Meara

Come Together
(Tarnish&Gold Gallery, 349 13th Ave NE The Foundry Building, Minneapolis,

This grand reopening party features work by Mike Carney. It will also celebrate the new outdoor mural by Scott Ray. 6-11 p.m.

Consorting With the Mingled Dream: Kinji Akagawa and Nancy Gipple

(Raymond Avenue Gallery, 761 Raymond Ave., St. Paul, 651-644-9200)

Collaborative sculpture and fiber art. 6-8 p.m.

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series III

(Minnesota Center For Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612-215-2520,

6-8:30 p.m.

(The Baroque Room, 275 E. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-705-6772,

This show features texturized watercolors by Robyn Hendrix. 6-8 p.m.



Minneapolis Indie Xpo
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. Southeast, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176,

Independent comic book festival. Visit for more info. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-879-0200,

Print work. 7-11 p.m.

Walker Fields (CD-release)
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. Northeast, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Bethany Larson & the Bee's Knees, the Western Ridge. 10 p.m.

Swing Bang
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

MIX, Art Attack, Cache: Freeloader Friday

Next Year/ Point of Roughness
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263,

Two shows in one gallery. One features new work by Lindsay Smith, the other includes art by Simon Huelsbeck. 6-9 p.m..

3rd Annual Artisan Fair

(Chanhassen Recreation Center, 2310 Coulte Blvd., Chanhassen, 952-227-1400)

Featuring over 30 local artists. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fair Trade Sale
(St. John Neumann Church, 4030 Pilot Knob, Eagan, 651-454-2079)

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free Family Music: the Jack Brass Band

(MacPhail Center for Music, 501 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-321-0100,

10 & 11 a.m.

Start the Music! A Brass Family Bash
(Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Center, 408 St. Peter St., 3rd Fl., St. Paul, 651-291-1144,

For tickets and info call 651.291.1144 or visit 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.


St. Martin's Day Celebration
(Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-292-3293,

This family-friendly festival includes lantern making and a parade through Rice Park at dusk led by St. Martin and his horse. 4 p.m.

Rachel Caine, Chloe Neill, Andrea Cremer
(Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2100 Snelling Ave. N., Roseville, 651-639-9256)

Looking for a little horror after Halloween? These three author will discuss Last Breath: The Morganville Vampires, Drink Deep: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel, and Wolfsbane. 2 p.m.

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