It was in the late 1970s and early 1980s when St. Paul’s Lowertown district was full of abandoned warehouses and empty parking lots.
The buildings offered affordable rent which attracted artists, and soon Lowertown became the heart of the city’s art scene.
When the artists of the St. Paul Art Collective held their first group exhibition in 1977, it marked the beginning of the Art Crawl.
The event receives national recognition for its success, and this fall it takes place October 13-15.
Minnesota Museum of American Art
At the Minnesota Museum of American Art, visitors can see a variety of works from American artists from the 19th century through the present. It opened in 1894 as the St. Paul School of Fine Art and is one of the state’s oldest visual arts organizations. The exhibitions connect audiences with endless subjects, and the current display is “We the People.” It features works that present different cultural points of view.
The Grand Hand Gallery
The Grand Hand Gallery is known for specializing in fine American craft and fine art by artists throughout the United States. It opened in 2004, and its website states that the pieces reflect the owner’s affinity for works that convey a strong sense of authenticity. The artists work in medias such as glass, clay, and fiber.
The Show Gallery Lowertown
The Show Gallery Lowertown began from humble beginnings in a small room. It now has a space to call its own, and the gallery’s mission is to create accessibility in the arts. Visitors can enjoy temporary exhibitions and fun classes such as the Mixed Media Encaustic Painting Workshop.
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