MIX, Art Attack, Cache: Freeloader Friday

Artwork by Cloudy Collections
This weekend, art is running rampant throughout the city thanks to Cache at the Casket Arts Building, the opening of Tarnish&Gold's new space, "Food Fight!" at Gallery 13, and at Art Attack in the Northrup King Studios.

In addition to pretty art parties, Freeloader Friday also has the deets on rock shows, including a CD-release show, the Minneapolis Indie Xpo (for rockin' independent comics), a craft fair ideal for early holiday shopping, and Jonathan Ackerman's Hotel dance party.

Come take a look!

Artwork by Cloudy Collections

MIX Drink and Draw Party/Cloudy Collections Celebration
(Pink Hobo Geek Art Gallery, 507 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-216-3924, www.pinkhobo.com)

Celebrate the Minneapolis Indie Xpo at the Soap Factory with this event pre-party at the Pink Hobo. Here you'll find artists drawing, a gallery reception for the amazing Cloudy Collections (their print machine is wind powered!), drinks, and fun folks. 7:30-11 p.m.

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Art by Linnea Doyle
(Casket Arts Community, 681 17th Ave. Northeast, Minneapolis)

This three-day, three-building studio hop includes open studios, tours, live music, and food. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. Southeast, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

With Jonathan Ackerman.

Lowertown First Fridays
(First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m., free. Lowertown, 6th and Sibley, St. Paul)

This monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, and more. For more info visit lowertownfirstfridays.com or call 651.292.4373.

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Steven Lang, Teppanyaki Grill
Food Fight
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. Northeast, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)

Thirty artists explore the notions of food, from gourmet to staple, abundance to shortage, pleasure to struggle. Yeah, it's a big clusterfuck. But you'll have something to talk about afterwards over dessert. 7-10 p.m.

Art Attack 2011
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. Northeast, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612, www.northrupkingbuilding.com)

This huge, open studio event features over 200 artists. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

Todd Bordeaux, Reservation Diabetes Dispensers
Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place
(All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-872-4700, www.nacdi.org)

This group show feature excellent Native American artists. 5 to 8 p.m.

School House Craft Fair
(Armatage Elementary School, 2501 W. 56th St., Minneapolis, 612-668-3180)

Here you can shop for works by dozens of local artists. Some proceeds benefit the school library. Fri. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Red Label
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624, www.theazgallery.org)

6-10 p.m.

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Photo by Kevin O'Meara
Come Together
(Tarnish&Gold Gallery, 349 13th Ave NE The Foundry Building, Minneapolis, tarnishandgold.wordpress.com)

This grand reopening party features work by Mike Carney. It will also celebrate the new outdoor mural by Scott Ray. 6-11 p.m.

Consorting With the Mingled Dream: Kinji Akagawa and Nancy Gipple

(Raymond Avenue Gallery, 761 Raymond Ave., St. Paul, 651-644-9200)

Collaborative sculpture and fiber art. 6-8 p.m.

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series III

(Minnesota Center For Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612-215-2520, www.mnbookarts.org)

6-8:30 p.m.

(The Baroque Room, 275 E. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-705-6772, www.thebaroqueroom.com)

This show features texturized watercolors by Robyn Hendrix. 6-8 p.m.

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