May 17th, 2012
Art-A-Whirl returns to NE Minneapolis this weekend, with events kicking off Friday evening at 5p. The Northrup King Building tends to be the epicenter of the activities, but there are over 50 artist studios of all shapes and sizes in the near vicinity participating in the open-studio art crawl. Over the past few years, Art-a-Whirl has grown into the largest open-studio event in the nation, which shows how much talent we have in our humble midwest city. Throughout the weekend, there are countless activities and places to visit, and you'll never see them all, but pick a few favorites and just wander from there. You never know what you may find. In the Northrup King Building, Angel Bomb Design + Letterpress will be running vintage letterpress demonstrations at their studio next door to DTC (studio 271), and live music can be found in studios 347 and 406. Check out the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association website (NEMAA) the Northrup King website for a full list of activities and artist bios.
This year at Danish Teak Classics, we are honoured to host the debut of a new line of outdoor furniture designed by Minnesota architect David Salmela and produced by the Duluth based LOLL Designs. Salmela's chairs, the Taavi & the Gladys, will make their international debut a day later at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City a day later. Our friends at Rapson-Inc. have also been working with LOLL to produce an outdoor line of furniture, based on some of Ralph Rapson's designs from the early 1940s. Though their outdoor line will only be shown at ICFF this weekend, we have a newly released Rapson lounge chair in the DTC showroom and a selection of Rapson Rockers for everyone to test out. And if you haven't visited us in awhile, be sure to come check out all the new stock fresh from Denmark!
Friday, May 18, 5p-10p
Saturday, May 19, 12p-8p
Sunday, May 20, 12p-5p
Caroline Engel for Danish Teak Classics