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Two Northeast Minneapolis Arts Groups Featured at Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center ‘First Thursday’

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November 04, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS – As part of its “First Thursday” event, on Nov. 7, Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center guests will be able to enjoy live artist demonstrations and learn about upcoming events and ART365 from Northeast Minneapolis Art District and Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) staff. In addition, free coffee and raised, glazed doughnuts made from locally milled flour from Kieran’s Kitchen will be available while supplies last. First Thursdays take place at the Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center located on Nicollet and 5th Street.

When: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, noon – 2 p.m.
Where: 505 Nicollet Mall, Suite 100, directly across from the METRO Nicollet station
What: Guests may:
  • Sample doughnuts and coffee from Kieran’s Kitchen, a popular café in Northeast Minneapolis’ The Food Building
  • Enjoy live artist demonstrations such as Paper Marbling by Heather Fletcher and Calligraphy by Sally Wightkin
  • Meet Northeast Minneapolis Arts District and Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) staff
  • Learn about the new ART365 commitment, where at least one artist within the district will stay open every day of the year
First Thursdays are held to encourage residents, employees of downtown businesses and visitors to learn more about Meet Minneapolis Visitor Information and its retail partner, Minnesota Makers, as well as highlight community organizations and events.

For more information and daily hours, visit
As part of Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitor Association, the Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center is the official visitor center for Minneapolis, located in the CenterPoint Energy building on Nicollet and 5th Street. Staff is available to answer questions, share visitor maps and resources about things to do in Minneapolis and the surrounding area. The Visitor Information Center in the Minneapolis Convention Center also is available to provide similar information to visitors and convention attendees.

Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based association. It actively promotes and sells the Minneapolis area as a destination for conventions and meetings, works to maximize the visitor experience and markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to maximize the economic benefit to the greater Minneapolis area. Meet Minneapolis is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of Destinations International.
Kristen Montag, Senior PR and Communications Manager
(612) 767-8038