NEMAA's 2011 Fall Fine Arts Show

The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) knows how to organize massive art events. While Art-A-Whirl, a neighborhood-wide event that takes place in August, is perhaps their most well-known event, there's no reason to limit the giant art shows to only the warm months. It's cooling off outside, so NEMAA is consolidating their latest art party, and moving inside for The 2011 Fall Fine Arts Show. [jump]

No longer in service as a bottling plant, the Grainbelt Bottling House is currently home to artists' studios, making it the perfect place to host the happening. During the event, over 120 NEMAA artists will have their work on display and for sale including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed media. Many of the artists will be around to chat, too.

Not only will there be art for the home, there will be food and beer for bellies from Chowgirls Catering and Surly Brewing. The opening reception on Friday will include a silent auction. Visitors will also be able to vote for their favorite artist to be awarded the People's Choice Award.

NEMAA's 2011 Fall Fine Arts Show takes place this weekend only, and is free and open to the public at the Grainbelt Bottling House (located at 79 NE 13th Ave., Minneapolis). Hours are Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.