Art Crawl and Classical Music Crawl this weekend in St. Paul

Spring’s Saint Paul Art Crawl will take place this weekend … snow or no snow.

Ryan Werbalowski, "The Devil Feasts on Files"  Courtesy of the Saint Paul Art Crawl

Ryan Werbalowski, "The Devil Feasts on Files" Courtesy of the Saint Paul Art Crawl

Starting tonight (Friday, April 26) at 6 p.m., ending Sunday at 5, artists’ studios and galleries will be open in Lowertown, ground zero of the Crawl, and downtown, on the West Side and West 7th, in Highland and on Cathedral Hill, at Raymond Station, in the Midway and Merriam Park and on the East Side. This year’s Crawl has 41 locations – up from 33 in 2017. Some locations have multiple studios and stops. More than 400 artists will take part; some 20,000 people are expected to show up.

As always, the Crawl will be loaded with performances and other special events, hands-on opportunities to explore your inner artist, and countless more reasons to wander the streets, talk with strangers, and bring home some art. You can peruse and/or download a catalog here (or pick one up along the way), get a map and free MetroTransit passes here, and check out the events schedule here.

We’ve ID’d a handful of things and places we think are worth checking out.

At the Minnesota State Arts Board“A Creative Investment: Celebrating 10 Years of Legacy Art and Impact.” A visual arts showcase featuring work by artists from 39 communities across the state, all made possible by funding provided through the Legacy Amendment we the people voted for in 2008. The show will include pottery, textiles, painting, sculpture, regalia and photography. If you can’t visit this weekend, the exhibition will be on display weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. until August. 400 Sibley St., Suite 200. FMI. Opening reception at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday).

In Lowertown on Saturday: Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl. Multiple 15-minute performances by 16 groups and organizations at six locations: the Baroque Room, Studio Z, Northwestern Building, the Black Dog, AZ Gallery and Nautilus Music-Theater. Performers include Flying Forms, Cerulean Fire, the Bach Society of Minnesota, Zeitgeist, DeVon Russell Gray aka dVRG and Joe Horton (for the American Composers Forum), Ladyslipper, Mill City String Quartet, Skylark Opera Theater and Minnesota Opera. Mini-concerts on the hour and half-hour. Free. Here’s the schedule. Note that you can also sign up for a 1½-hour guided tour with Steve Staruch, John Birge or Andrea Blain of Classical MPR.  

For full article, go to: MinnPost

Source, image(s), credits & more: MinnPost | Pamela Espeland