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Your Weekend Guide for Things to do in Minneapolis: May 31-June 2

May’s over already?  Say it ain’t so, Minneapolis!  Time sure does fly when you’re having as much fun as we do in our gorgeous Twin Cities region.  But while the weather continues to heat up outside, there’s no better time to broaden your horizons.  This weekend, get out into the world and experience some art and high culture.  From fairs to paintings to poetry, Minneapolis has it all.

Friday, May 31
Edina Art Fair 2019 at 50th& France
Edina, MN

The Edina Art Fair is back for it’s fifty-third year.  Kick off this Friday at 10AM, this fair is ranked #1 in Minnesota and one of the top fine arts fair in the entire country.  Featuring food trucks, a craft beer garden, and over 280 fine artists from Minnesota, the US, and Canada, this fair is free and open to the public.  It will be held come rain or shine, and ample parking is available.  Bring the kids down to the Kids Zone and spend time immersing yourself among the finer things.  For more information, visit www.edinaartfair.com today!

Saturday, June 1
Playing with Words at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Minneapolis, MN

This exhibition is brought by a cooperative effort between the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) and the Loft Literary Center’s first annual Wordplay festival.  The MCBA has commissioned fourteen local and national printers to create limited edition broadsides.  They have created these broadsides by “playing” with the words of a poet that the Loft Literary Center selected.  This project melds words with visual art and is not to be missed!   For information on the participating poets and artists, as well as more information on the event itself, visit the MCBA’s website.

Sunday, June 2
Minnesota Cloudscapes at the Norseman Distillery
Minneapolis, MN

From crystal clear lakes to sprawling prairie, the great state of Minnesota has it all.  In her series Minnesota Cloudscapes, artist Heather Friedli seeks to capture one aspect of our beautiful state: the skies.  This show springs from Friedli’s effort to synthesize her love of the natural world, her experience in the wilderness, and her extensive wilderness travel.  This series is currently on tour, but it is pausing briefly at the Norseman Distillery.  Visit this website for further information.

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