Parties and celebrations for Aesthetic Apparatus, First Amendment, and 33Design galleries

Categories: Art
(Photo courtesy of laffy4k via Flickr)

If you plan your weekend right, you can enjoy seamless, continuous gallery parties this Saturday. Check out these three great gallery shows.

Aesthetic Apparatus 10 Year Anniversary Party & Super Sale, (2251 Snelling Ave., Minneapolis)


Design team Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski, aka Aesthetic Apparatus, celebrate ten years of  eye-catching art this Saturday at their daylong party and sale. Over the years the two have created numerous gig posters for local and national acts, designed kitschy packaging for makeup and CD cases, and they've even designed a crown for Burger King.

This Saturday at noon they will host their yearly "scratch and dent" sale, where you can buy posters for as low as $5, or bid on some of their rare and hard to find prints. Later in the evening the party gets started with drinks, food, and live music by punk rockers the Awesome Snakes, and psychedelic-popsters the Deaths. 

"Dirty Hands" at 33Design Gallery (5704 W. 36th Street, Minneapolis)


This is a newer, up and coming gallery space. Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight you can check out what should be an epic group show. The roster of participating artists reads like a who's who of the art and music scene, and includes Deuce 7, Danny Sigelman, Rudy Fig, Erin Sayer, and many others. Not only will live art be created during the event, but Gay Witch Abortion and the Self Sound Orchestra will also set the tone with their live music.

"Almost Homeless" at First Amendment Gallery (1101 Stinson Blvd., Minneapolis)  

Artists Keiko Yagishita, John Grider, Isaac Arvold, and Eric Inkala are reuniting two years after their collaborative show, "Almost Famous." And residency issues aside, this show should be a colorful, pop art celebration you won't want to miss. Once again the artists have teamed up to create a series of 12"x12" paintings the will definitely not be homeless by the show's end. The opening party is Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Check out this video of them preparing for the show:

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