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Schmidt on West 7th hosts St. Paul Spring Art Crawl

What do Rembrandt, Georgia O’Keefe, Banksy and Andy Warhol have in common? They all started as local artists. Meet a spectacular collection of local artists for Spring Art Crawl at Schmidt Artist Lofts April 19-21; Friday 6 – 9 p.m., Saturday 12 – 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.

Over 80 artists, artisans and makers will be exhibiting and selling their work from the Tunnel Gallery up to the Rooftop. The event features many art styles and mediums, including paintings, ceramics, illustration, jewelry, photography, block printing, glass art, digital work, healing arts, fiber arts and, new this Crawl, sand art.

Open Palette live painting and art demonstrations will be conducted by a select group of artists on the Rooftop level. MaryBeth Garrigan will emcee this unique “spectator art” feature. Attend a session and get inspired. Be sure to take selfies with the performers against the backdrop of the scenic St. Paul skyline.

In the center of the Atrium, you will find the 43rd Annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Minnesota’s 4th District. The winning entry will be displayed as part of the national exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. Entries from the runners-up will be displayed in Congresswoman Betty McCollum’s offices in St. Paul and Washington DC. 

Food trucks will be on site to keep attendees and artists fueled all weekend with crowd favorites, such as Buna Coffee Cart, Egg Roll Queen, Red Rocket Pizza and Mini Donuts. ROK Music Lounge offers libations and food truck seating. Saturday, Phil’s Well House will be open for a rare glimpse inside the Keg-O-Verse. Rumor has it, there may be cookies!

Art Crawl for a day or the whole weekend in the West 7th Arts District of St. Paul. After touring 5 floors of art at the historic Schmidt Brewery/Artist Lofts, continue along West 7th Street to Friedli Gallery and Great River Gallery. You’ll find several uncommon dining and shopping options along the way.

Schmidt on W. 7th Art Crawl:

April 19-21; Friday 6 – 9 p.m., Saturday 12 – 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.

Enter at Door 1 near the tall smokestack on the north side of the Brewhouse building.

Attendance to Art Crawl is free and all are welcome. Parking is free on nearby streets and in select marked lots. Please pay close attention to signs indicating parking restrictions.

Art Crawl is held in numerous venues throughout St. Paul during 3 weekends in April and the

1st weekend of October each year, in partnership with the St. Paul Art Collective.

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