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The St. Paul Art Collective supports artists through
diverse and engaging artistic experiences.

Recognizing that art is essential for a healthy and vibrant community, the St. Paul Art Collective runs and supports projects, initiatives, and events that increase the awareness of artists, their work, and their cultural contributions. The Saint Paul Art Crawl has been the Collective’s cornerstone event since 1991.



October is Art Month!

Join us all month long during October in celebrating the diversity of art and artists in St. Paul. 

Art is for everybody. 

Art connects and heals, lifts us up and inspires us to see the beauty in every day. Let us bring that inspiration to you!

Art lovers look forward to finding artwork for sale, learning about artists and their processes in virtual studio tours and celebrating the collective spirit. We’ve packed the coming month with opportunities for you to see, learn about and acquire works from local artists, buy art in a live AUCTION and connect directly with exhibits online like the Lowertown Artists or Greater St Paul Artists, or VOTE here for your favorite member artwork on Facebook.

The Best in Show Exhibit and the Merit Awards Exhibit feature member artists Heather Friedli, MaryBeth Garrigan, and Carly Swenson. These artists took home the honors from the 2020 Juried Winter Member Show; click through to these galleries featuring their artwork.

Fall Art Crawl expands to Art Month in St. Paul — all virtual, all the time

Instead of opening their homes and studios for a few days in October for the St. Paul Fall Art Crawl, east metro artists are showing off their work all month.
Virtually, of course.

3-Day Outdoor Art Festival – Payne Avenue

George Floyd’s death colors three-day outdoor Payne Avenue art festival led by artists of color Oct. 1-3

2020 Fall Art Crawl Goes Virtual

Fall art crawl cancelled but plenty of local artwork is still for sale!

Beyond Writing a Check – Wet Paint steps up

It can be difficult to turn left into the parking lot of Wet Paint Artists’ Materials and Framing — but that shouldn’t be a deterrent.

‘Mending’ traveling art exhibit features works dealing with anxiety of pandemic, death of George Floyd

The theme ties together work dealing with the anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic, the death of Floyd and even brokenness from personal tragedies.

Public Art Now: making the most of artists in your community | Jack Becker

What happens when you connect the ideas and energies of artists with the needs and opportunities of community? Jack Becker is founder of Forecast Public Art, a 40-year old, Minnesota-based nonprofit that connects the ideas and energies of artists with the needs and opportunities of communities.

Looking Back on the Jack Becker Era

“I first knew of Jack Becker fairly early in the public art administrator phase of my career,” says Julia Muney Moore, director of public art for the Arts Council of Indianapolis. “He was one of the luminous names in the field—Jack Becker! He founded Forecast Public Art!

Saint Paul Artist Ta-coumba Aiken Flyte Time Studios Art Restoration

Ta-coumba Aiken’s art saved from the demolition of Flyte Time Studios in Edina, MN.

As coronavirus cancels summer art festivals, ‘the business model for artists imploded’

Photographer Clifton Henri prepares his artwork for shipment at his studio in Chicago on April 28, 2020. He sells photographs at art festivals, but several scheduled for May and June have been canceled. He organized a flash sale of his work online. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)

Art Starts at Home: St. Paul nonprofit brings art to children’s doorsteps

Story by Anitra Budd Originally posted on June 15, 2020 at  When Minnesota’s COVID-19 shelter-at-home orders were announced, ArtStart, a St. Paul organization focused on arts education, faced a key question: How could they continue their hands-on...

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