NewStudio Architecture celebrated five years on May 19th! It was a glorious May afternoon, filled with live music, Gastrotruck Catering's excellent food truck, and opened office doors to welcome visitors. And the NewStudio Art Shanty made an appearance! Originally designed and constructed for the frozen surface of White Bear Lake, the ice shanty was equally at home on our green, front lawn.
And what was in the Art Shanty? Featured art work from the NewStudio staff [Wale Falade, Brita Hauser, Adam Jarvi, Engy Michael, Marcy Conrad Nutt, Monica Russell, and Sean Wagner]. What a fun way to see each other's outside the office creativity.
And the next day, many of us went from the tiny Art Shanty to Art-A-Whirl, the largest open art studio tour in the United States. May 20, 21, and 22nd was the 21st Annual NEMAA (Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association) Art-A-Whirl event. An open studio tour in the heart of the industrial warehouses of old Nordeast, featuring over 50 locations, interspersed with coffee shops, breweries, food trucks, and unique restaurants.
The view from Studio 225 in the Thorp Building, featuring Scott Helmes, a friend and mentor to NSA.
Photos are from inside and around the Solar Arts Building, where NSA architect Marcy Conrad Nutt's studio is located.
Pedestrians, Cars, Trains, Buses and Bikes everywhere!