Casket Arts Community Events

Open Casket • Nov. 1-3

Casket Arts presents Open Casket
Our premier open studio event of the year
November 1-3, 2019
Friday, 5-10pm • Saturday, 12-8pm • Sunday, 12-5pm

681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis

Join us for our annual fall campus-wide event! Open studios, 100+ local artists and makers, live music, food trucks, and custom cocktails by Vikre Distillery in our Basement Speakeasy.

Our many talented tenant artists will open their studios to show and sell exciting new work in painting, sculpture, jewelry, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, photography, installation art, and more. Do a fall arts crawl through the three buildings of Casket Arts before you head over to Art Attack, Art This Way, Thorp Warp, and California Dreaming at the other flagship studio buildings in Northeast.

The entire Casket Arts campus will be alive with activity, from jewelry-makers at Quench Jewelry Arts, to live folk and americana music on the 4th floor, to sculpture in the NE Sculpture Gallery Factory… not to mention open studios and hallways filled with the best artists in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

Vikre Distillery (based in Duluth) will be back to set up their Basement Speakeasy, serving custom cocktails and beer from 612Brew all weekend long, alongside live music Friday night and a burlesque review on Saturday night.

Sponsored by NEMAA, Vikre Distillery, 612Brew, Red Stag Supperclub, and The Boss Foundation

Special attractions include:
• Food trucks: The Bark And The Bite & The J. Mobile (100% plant based) and
Cafe Cairo
• Cocktails by Vikre and beer by 612Brew, proceeds benefitting arts nonprofit
Spark Y Happy Hour on Friday, 4-7pm, cocktails from J. Carver Distillery and
brief STEM-related demos
The Feminist Strip Club, Friday 6:30-9:30, by Monica Sheets, Basement Studio
4. Get a glimpse of the inner-workings of a strip club by joining The Feminist
Strip Club in the VIP Room. Visitors will have the opportunity to speak with
dancers about their work and learn what the current strip club landscape looks
like, including how dancers are paid and treated and what they’d like to
change about their work. This is a drop-in performance, come anytime during
open hours. Come back Saturday, 1:30-3:30 for the Cakewalk & Bake Sale to
help support The Feminist Strip Club explore utopian visions for what stripping
could be.
NE Sculpture Gallery (in the Factory building out back) will be exhibiting Winner
Winner Chicken Dinner, new work by Mary Johnson & Andrew MacGuffie
• The Casket Arts Sculpture Quad will feature the Transparent Spirit Elevation
by Mary Jane Mansfield. Walk through these doors into a world of
wonder! Set your heart free! Be at one with the magnificent magical world of
nature! T.S.E.C. is a temporary, portable Public Art installation activated
through Performance Art. It is specifically designed to foster community participation.
WOW Mobile Metal Lab by Sara Hanson will be holding metal casting workshops
in the Sculpture Quad on Friday and Saturday
• Food and live music, including a Saturday afternoon open mic, in the Sculpture
Quad as well.

Live Music on the 4th Floor:
Friday: Live folk and Americana bands
The Beavers • Jake Manders • Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasure • The Mighty
Saturday: High School Jazz Ensembles
1:00 Hannah Hawley/Owen Finch Duo (sax and piano)
2:30 August McKinney Quartet (piano, sax, bass, guitar)
4:00 Sophia Kickhofel Quartet (piano, sax, bass, guitar)
5:30 Eli Zukor/Jackson Wheeler Duo (guitar and bass)
Live Entertainment in the Basement:
Friday: The Sirens, featuring Karen Vieno Paurus, Nadine Dubois, & guitarist
Robert Bell
Saturday, 7-8pm: Burlesque Review featuring local performers Keke Boudreaux,
Deeva Rose, Rip Tyde, Petty Treason, Roman Hart and Melody Vine.


Casket Arts Community 2019 Calendar

2019 Calendar