2024 Spring Art Crawl

Experience this celebrated historic St. Paul. tradition. Explore the work of hundreds of talented local artists, enjoy local food, live music, dance, and new media immersive in many different venues – galleries, shared spaces and artists lofts.

* April 12th – 14th: Summit-Grand, West Side, Merriam Park
* April 19th – 21st: West Seventh, Raymond Station, Cathedral Hill
* April 26th – 28th: Downtown, Lowertown, South Como, Payne-Phalen

Mission Statement

The St. Paul Art Collective (SPAC) promotes mutually beneficial and meaningful interaction between the arts community and the general public. Our organization aims to:

  • Develop audiences and networks for St. Paul artists.
  • Provide access to the arts for everyone in St. Paul.
  • Create connections between artists and the community throughout St. Paul.

Vision Statement

St. Paul has incredible artists, assets, and creative capacity that will enable it to significantly enrich the lives of its residents and vitality of the community.  We believe that a vibrant arts community is critical to the social health, economic prosperity, and resilience of St. Paul. 

The St. Paul Art Collective (SPAC) will nurture this talented community of culture bearers and artists, creative energy, and public engagement to advance St. Paul as a place where artists thrive and residents enjoy an elevated quality of life.  

Iron Man: Sculptor Kelly Ludeking revives St. Paul foundry

Frederick Melo Pioneer Press | April 2, 2022 at 3:27 p.m. As a young graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, cast-iron sculptor Kelly Ludeking toured the country pouring molten metal mushrooms for Rainforest Cafes, a Minnesota-grown restaurant chain...

Great Northern Festival taps local artists to build ice-enclosed greenhouse

The $250,000 project will celebrate Black life By Alicia Eler Star Tribune November 16, 2021 — 7:20pm Winter is here, but black cone flowers, velvet petunias, coleus and more soon will blossom in St. Paul. The blooms will be inside an ice-enclosed greenhouse, the...

St. Paul Art Crawl makes a stop at Union Depot Oct. 23

The 30th St. Paul Art Crawl keeps chugging along, making a stop at Union Depot on Oct. 22-24.

Springboard for the Arts revved for opening of new home at former used car dealership on University

Kathy Berdan | September 27, 2021 at 4:22 p.m. Saint Paul Pioneer Press Parked on University Avenue just a couple of blocks west of the Capitol, Springboard for the Arts’ new home is ready to open with a celebration this week. Springboard was located in Lowertown St....

2021 Fall Arts: St. Paul Art Crawl will go for weeks, new exhibits at museums

The St. Paul Art Crawl is back with weeks of in-person events — not just one weekend. And Twin Cities museums are ready with new exhibitions. The Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota remains closed for repairs for most of this fall. Here’s a look at some...


This is an important event in enhancing the strong East Side art community.

How Twin Cities Art Fair Artists are making a comeback this summer

With art fairs mostly back in gear, artists who took a financial hit last summer are seeing people open their wallets once more.

Storefront window exhibit ‘Wise, Gifted and Black’ opens at the M

posted from TwinCtiies.com  The Magnificent Golden Agers. Who wouldn’t want to see what they’ve created? This group of women elders worked with teaching artists at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul to create collages, written reflections, poetry and...

In Memory of Tracie Thompson

The St. Paul Art Collective is filled with sorrow as we report that Tracie Thompson passed away peacefully with her family on November 9, 2020. She fought a tremendous battle with cancer, and held a positive attitude the entire time from the diagnosis late in May 2019...

Art Hounds: Spaces for beauty and joy

“If Wishes Were Trees,” on exhibit next month at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale’s “Extremely Minnesota” juried exhibit. Courtesy of Colleen Cosgrove


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Please note: St. Paul Art Collective is operated by a small, but dedicated group of volunteers. Thank you for your patience.