Don black, line your pockets with cash, and steer your conversion van – if you have one – to NE Minneapolis for Art-A-Whirl this weekend. Use the Locus studio, #333, as your launching point to visit hundreds of open artist studios in the Northrup King Building. Jam that van with jewelry, paintings, sculptures, photography, fashion, furniture, textiles, prints, letterpress, maps, mosaics, heck – you can even bring your mandolin to have it repaired in here.
AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT MODERN HOUSE at Art-A-Whirl? Huh?
At Locus, we’ll be launching PPoD FOR SALE, an inexpensive small kit house perfect for cabin, pool house, DIYers, or urban infill. Buy one today, sit on the couch enjoying the living room view by the end of summer. Seriously.
We’ll have information about underutilized services we’ve been offering for years: inexpensive fixed-fee design packages and free design consultations during First Thursdays in the Arts District. Naturally, we’ll be displaying beautiful images of environments created by Locus Architecture.
Bored? Yawning? Heard all about Art-A-Whirl too many times already? Bet you don’t know about Travis Nichols. On Sunday at 2, Travis will be at Locus to read from his first novel Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder. In a recent review in the Star Tribune, Jane Ciabattari writes “Although sometimes unpolished, ‘Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder’ is both original and haunting.” At times, the novel reminded me of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated, which remains one of the most original, thought-provoking, and entertaining books I’ve read.
Art-A-Whirl opens Friday and closes Sunday, May 14-16. Friday night 5-10, Saturday 12-8, Sunday 12-5. Adam will be in Friday night and Sunday. Wynne will be in Saturday 12-4, and Paul will take the evening shift on Saturday, 4-8. See you there!