The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) is a member organization of over 1,000 artists, galleries, nonprofits, businesses, and community members located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. We support artists with professional development and connections to creative opportunities, and are advocates for the arts in Northeast and beyond. Our signature event, Art-A-Whirl, the largest open studio tour in the U.S., has been a beloved mainstay of the Twin Cities scene for 25 years!
This year is different. COVID-19 has changed the way that artists and audiences can connect. For the safety of our members and the public, Art-A-Whirl could not happen this year as a mass gathering. The cancellation of Art-A-Whirl not only affects artists, but an entire economic ecosystem of restaurants, breweries, local businesses, and musicians. To help our entire community adjust, adapt, and thrive in this new reality, NEMAA has launched Art-A-Whirl Online (artawhirl.org) as a year-round celebration of everything we love about Northeast.
NEMAA is a member and community supported organization. We work hard to keep our annual dues low and our programs accessible. Contributions to NEMAA not only support the continued existence of Art-A-Whirl, but help ensure that we have to ability to continue to serve artists at any income level or stage of their career with quality resources.