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Art-A-Whirl Proves Successful

Annual festival features artists, fun activities
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Evan
In one section of the festival, a band invited people to sing on the microphone while they accompanied on instruments.

For a moment while I walked from the car park to the Northrup King Building, there were only a few people on the sidewalks, strolling between art exhibits. Then, I was hit with an explosion of noise, color, and excitement. Everywhere I looked, crowds of people milled about, admiring beautiful art and enjoying a wonderful environment for creativity. 

In the 28th year of Art-A-Whirl, 1200 artists from Minneapolis showcased their art across nearly a hundred locations. The festival was split into sections but it was no more than a 10-minute walk from one side to another portion of the exhilarating and lively celebration of art. Featuring ceramics, drawings, photography, woodworking, clothes, and so much more, Art-A-Whirl had everything to offer. When I wasn’t watching a live band perform on a stage, I walked through endless rooms of beautiful creations, each piece reflecting one person’s unique interpretation of Minneapolis and the world. 

The festival ran from May 19 to May 21, and the energetic crowd, even in the afternoon sun, was engaging and exhilarating. It’s a shame that the festival only runs for 3 days as there were so many exhibits that I wasn’t able to see. There were plenty of food trucks and restaurants dotted around the area to try, ranging from brownies and ice cream to tacos and dumplings. Art-A-Whirl is a brilliant, eclectic collage of fun, art, and music and it’s an event everyone should look forward to come next May.

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Evan Vezmar, Editor Emeritus
Hi, my name is Evan Vezmar, and I'm a senior. I began writing for Spectrum in my freshman year as a staff writer and became an editor in 10th grade. Last semester, I was a Managing Editor and the Opinions Editor. My favorite part of Spectrum is being able to give a voice to people who may not be able to through the news. In my free time, I like to read, play the piano, and fence.

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