to the California Building, one of the first studio buildings in NE Minneapolis.  The building has a long commitment to the arts, community and arts sustainability in Northeast Minneapolis.Building owners,

John Kremer and Jennifer Young purchased the property in 1991 and have rented studios to artists ever since.  With over 80 artists as tenants, the building is an anchor in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

Open Studios

Award Winning Artists



New Building Artwork

You may have noticed the colorful reflections on a sunny day by the California Street entrance.  The stained glass artwork was created by building artist Phil Daniels.
It interacts with the light to create interesting reflections throughout the day.  See details above.


Minnesota State Arts Board Awards
Congratulations to California Building artists J.M. Culver and Jehra Patrick, recipients of 2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grants.

Minnesota Originals
Learn about our Minnesota originals, Doug Padilla whose Norwegian Mexican heritage informs his art J.M. Culver's figurative work which grows out of her relationship with her grandfather and Phil Daniels, creator of our new stained glass entry to the California Building.

News & Events

Permanent Mosaic Installation through the efforts of California Building artist Connie Cohen.  Connie led mosaic workshops for the St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts program, Our Town.  The results of that effort are in permanent installation at the Shops of West End.

California Dreamin' 2014
On page 7 of our local Northeaster you can learn about our winter open studio event and some of the artists in the building.

A Four Decade Co-op
We are now in the fourth decade of Florence Hill's drawing co-op, hosted in studio 103.  Read more about this California Building gem.

Northeast Farmers
The Bovinos farm across from the California Building. You can learn about their story and the trend towards urban farming.

California Building Passes a Milestone
The California building has now been serving Northeast Minneapolis artists for more than twenty years.

Northeast Sculpture Tour
Grab your bike or walking shoes and explore the NE Sculpture Tour.  See Events for more details and a map

Friday May 15  5-10pm
Saturday May 16 Noon-8pm
Sunday May 17 Noon to 5pm

NEMAA presents the 20th annual
Art-a-Whirl, an open studio tour of the Northeast Minneapolis arts district. 

Susan Armington
together with Sylvia Horwitz
Sand & Stone
Robbin Gallery
April 29-May 24, 2015

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 30   6-8pm

What Makes a Place Holy"
Wednesday May 6   7 pm
Discussion with Rabbi Alexander Davis

Song Circle
Sunday May 24  2-4pm
Music of many traditions

ed by Leslie Ball





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