Spring is in full swing in Minneapolis which means the annual Art-A-Whirl open studio tour is right around the corner. We’ve teamed up once again with the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) to bring you an updated app that will help you navigate the tour, discover local artists, and find¬†information on NEMAA’s year-round happenings. We’ve gathered together some tips to help you get the most out of the app + this year’s event.

Art-A-Whirl begins May 19th, and the app can be downloaded at NEMAAapp.com.


New to the app this year is the Directory section which lets you quickly and easily discover new artists and get directions to studio locations in NE Minneapolis. You can freely browse through artists, mediums, and studios, or search them by name.


The interactive map allows you to find studio and artist locations, nearby restaurants, parking spots and more. Tip: studios marked with a star indicate locations with 10+ participating artists.


The new Events section will be updated year round with information on NEMAA’s year round events, including AutumnNE, Wintertide, and First Thursdays.