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July 6, 2017, Thursday - First Thursdays in the Arts District at Northrup King Building

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Street NE (see below for full list of studios)

First Thursdays in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is an Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month. Many NEMAA member artists and galleries (including a multitude of painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, ceramists, textile and fiber artists, jewelers, and furniture showrooms) open their studios at the Northrup King Building located in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

During the July 6 event, be sure to stop by 3rd Floor Gallery (Suite 332) at 7pm to see a locally made animated feature set partly in Northeast Minneapolis. The film Demolition Dreaming is the work of Northeast animator and NEMAA member John Akre, and is presented as part of NEMAA's Art N/Motion series.
It begins and ends at the site of the Quarry Shopping Center in Northeast Minneapolis. The movie is a fantasy of the Minneapolis Gateway District, a part of the city that was completely destroyed during the days of urban renewal in the 1950's and early 1960's. The movie tells the story of a sign-painter and his family, who run a residence hotel, and some of the people who live there. It features music by Dreamland Faces and narration by Jill Underwood.