|Photo by Zoe Prinds-Flash|
|The Blind Shake at Are You Local? 2015.|
As the symptoms of winter subside, Art-A-Whirl weekend approaches. In recent years, the NEMAA-organized showcase of some of the best local visual art talent has become a time for unofficial AAW block parties that conveniently coincide with the official events.
The biggest of the batch has historically been the 331 Club, which turns its parking lot into a garden of delights, including the outdoor stage, food trucks, and art vendors. This year, 27 performances are scheduled at the northeast Minneapolis club, led by the Blind Shake, Retribution Gospel Choir, MaLLy, and Mixed Blood Majority.More »