Passports on Parade

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Every year Art-A-Whirl draws over 40k visitors to the NE Arts District, which was
voted the number one arts district in the country for the last two years. This year the non-profit,
Art to Change the World, will be introducing Art Passports on Parade as an opportunity to
visit artists who belong to Art to Change the World, in their studios during Art-A-Whirl
May 17-19, 2024.   Hours: Friday 5-9, Saturday 12-8, Sunday 12-5.

You can pick up a FREE Art Passport at the new ACW office and meeting space at 699 Lowry Ave
NE. Upstairs. Follow the ACW signs. NOTE!  Room to park your car there on Monroe St! Construction in the area.  Check Google Maps.
There will be a FREE shuttle, driven by Eric Boyum from Boyum’s Enlightening Art Services, looping
around from Lowry/Monroe to Solar Arts and the Carriage House at Casket Arts Building  all three days. Once you are at Casket Arts,
it will plug you into the Art-A-Whirl trolly route
. Click here for map:

Next, you will visit at least 10 of the participating ACW artists in Solar Arts, The Casket Building,
The Carriage House, The California Building, The Northrup King Building and Flux Arts to see
their work, interact with the artist, scope out what work you might choose if you win and
have them stamp your Art Passport. Most artists will also host activities in their studios.

Once you have collected 10 or more stamps you may turn  the survey page into the ACW
Office at 699 Lowry Ave NE-Upstairs,  to be entered into a drawing for $500 worth of art from an Art Passports
on Parade participating ACW artist of your choice.

There will only be 100 Art Passports so be sure to get yours early.

The winner will be notified by May 26, 2024.  Questions?  Contact Anna Karena at

Ask one of these Participating Artists for a Passport OR Get One at Flux Arts/ACW World Headquarters at 699 Lowry Ave NE Upper 

Must Drop off Passport  Flux Arts/ACW World Headquarters

Flux Arts
ACW Office, Come and learn all about Art to Change the World
Josh Blanc, Tile Artisan, 2505 Howard St NE
Layl McDill, Mixed Media and Polymer Clay
Kelly Frankenberg, Painting and various others
Barbara Bridges, Sculpture and Mixed Media
Rebecca David, Paintings, Mixed Media

Solar Arts -2nd Floor 
Natalie McGuire, Mixed Media, Photography, mosaic stained glass art Studio 205
Lucy Schroepfer/Luce Quilts, Textile Paintings/Patchwork Necessities Studio 215
Debra Ripp, Mixed Media
Madeline (Lin) Boemer, Acrylic/Digital Painting
Fox Den Gallery – ACW Group Show
Rose Cooper, Painter
Catherine A. Palmer, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media Studio 205
Frances Bates, Found Object Sculptor

Carriage House / Casket Arts
Anna Karena, Painting, mixed media Studio 200
Sara Hanson, WOW Mobile Metal Lab/cast metal

Northrup King Building
Paul Kellett, Mixed Media Abstract Painting 210

California Building
Candy Kuehn, Art Yardage – Iphotography art prints 200C
Marko Fields, Ceramicist, Musician, Mojo Coffee Gallery Owner

Thank You to our Passport Sponsors: East Side Food Coop, Central Ave Liquor and MPLSART.

Important Dates and Information

Project Manager :  Anna Karena
Anna has been a lifelong creative person to include dance, theater, art, and many fine crafts as well.  She is an intuitive abstract artist working in a variety of mediums to include painting, collage, mixed media, and beadwork.  She works in a very layered fashion and goes where the work takes her without a preset plan for outcome.  This keeps her work vibrant, lively, and honest. Her passion within art is color and the use of many layers to tell a story of depth and nuance.


Anna shows her in various locations around the Twin Cities and people love the bright and inviting nature of her work.  Anna is a published bead artist and enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge with others and can be found working in her studio in the NE Mpls Arts District at the Carriage House Arts Studios in Studio 200.  You can see her finished works as well as watch her works in progress on Instagram: @anna.karena and Facebook: annakarenaartist