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1224 Quincy St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 | Northeast Minneapolis | 612-378-8888
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    The Twin Cities music and comics scenes both continue to flourish, although their creative outputs don't typically overlap. However, the two shall cross paths at "Rock Ink Roll," Altered...
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    The one element that ties together Rembrandt's Lucretia at the MIA (one of the museum's most celebrated pieces), and the Mary Taylor Moore statue downtown (perhaps the least celebrated in...
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    This Friday marks the return of Altered Esthetics' annual "Bike Art" exhibition. Each year, the gallery invites artists to create works inspired by bicycles, riding, and bike culture. This...
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    For its ninth birthday, Twin Cities gallery Altered Esthetics will be throwing a beer bash. This is especially appropriate given that one of its current exhibits, "Brewers' Craft," features...
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    There certainly is an art to brewing good beer, and sometimes beer shows up in visual art. For Altered Esthetics' latest group show, "Brewers' Craft," more than 20 artists created pieces...
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    You might find yourself doing a double-take at Altered Esthetics' latest group show, "Straight Trippin'." Here, 35 artists will be examining reality through distorted perspectives in a...
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    Despite fervent predictions, preparation, and debate, the world didn't end last month like the Mayans said it would. Oops. Our fascination with the pending doomsday will probably continue...
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    Now in its fifth installment, the Lutefisk Sushi series showcases Minnesota comic artists in epic collections released every year or so. Volume E features the work of 35 talents —...
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    Some art is best appreciated on a wall from a distance. Other forms are best experienced when worn, sat on, or eaten off of. That is the premise of Altered Esthetics' latest exhibition,...
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    In today's world, certain images, logos, and characters are owned by corporations and organizations. But how does this impact the creative process of artists? This world of trademarks and...
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    Sure, the term "tortured artist" has grown to be an almost comical cliché, but there's no doubt that art does serve as a legitimate medium for venting anger, frustration, anxiety, and...
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    Altered Esthetics' latest group show, "Collecting Evidence," examines things and places that have been left behind, undiscovered, or forgotten. This opens up the range of topics and...
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    Though travel has been inspiring artists for decades, the methods used to get from point A to point B are rarely considered muse-worthy. However, that is not the case with "Bike Art VII,"...
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    Some people say that nature is the world's greatest artist. So it should be interesting to see what happens when creative mortals take on such an informed teacher as their muse. For Altered...
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    Things will be getting radical for Altered Esthetics' eighth birthday party. Not in a political sense, mind you, but more in the vein of the '80s slang definition of the word. At the event...
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    Altered Esthetics' yearly homage to old-school video games returns this week with "Level_13: Cheat Codes." For the group show, 14 artists were invited to create paintings, jewelry,...
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    Kids certainly make great art for the fridge, but rarely do they get the opportunity to create something for a gallery wall. This Sunday, Altered Esthetics will exhibit the work of budding...
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    The written word is an undeniable force in modern society. It can be used to disseminate information via newspapers, to express complex emotions in literature, and to casually text message a...
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    Most of the time, fans of art see only the final product. Rarely do artists lift the creative curtain to reveal the process that took them from idea to execution to finished work, a journey...
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    During the cold winter holiday months, heartwarming tales abound. The latest group exhibition at Altered Esthetics, "Animal Art III," is no exception, though it will thankfully avoid...
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    Altered Esthetics' new art show, "Food Fight," understands that the time of turning a blind eye to the way our food makes it to the dinner table is long gone. Increased awareness raises both...
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    For the latest group show at Altered Esthetics, 30 artists will explore a simple but loaded word: "food." Food supports billion-dollar industries, political campaigns, and economic policies....
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    "Home" is a surprisingly fluid word, in that its meaning can change drastically from person to person. It can be a state of mind, or a material location. It can be tied to the past as a...
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    The Twin Cities' comic community runs deep—as well it should. For example, MCAD remains one of a few colleges offering a curriculum specifically for comic artists (they don't even try...

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Altered Esthetics is a nonprofit community gallery. We work to sustain the historical role of artists as a voice of society through our exhibits, events, services, workshops and programs.

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