Connecting art and community in St Paul since 1977

Become a MemberOctober is Art Month!

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 1-31, 2020

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 new works 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 and acquire works from local artists, participate in a live auction and connect directly with exhibits online.

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...

MRAC Executive Director Kathy Mouacheupao shares her story of surviving COVID-19

MRAC Executive Director Kathy Mouacheupao survived COVID-19, and she wants you to hear her story.

How Minnesota artists are staying creative and beating the coronavirus blues

From connecting via Instagram Live to fine-tuning drawing skills, artists are being forced to get more creative.

Daily distraction: Spring St. Paul Art Crawl goes Virtual this Weekend

The St. Paul Art Crawl, which usually takes place in the spring and fall at artist studios, galleries and hangouts all over St. Paul, will go virtual this weekend. From Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26, the Virtual Art Crawl will have more than 100 local...

Meet Saint Paul Artist Heather Friedli

Artist and St Paul Art Collective Member Heather Friedli is a land and heritage artist. She’s won many awards, including the Saint Paul Art Collective Winter Members Show Best of Show Award and People’s Choice for her work “Resilience”. Heather is also a state and...

Interview with Visual Artist Carly Swenson

Listen to the interview on KBEM-FM as St. Paul artist Carly Swenson talks about her art and her process.


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