Music and Art in Minneapolis
Downtown Minneapolis has been a trendsetter since its earliest beginnings. From the pedestrian-friendly Skyway system to the iconic architecture, which blends Art Deco with Deconstructivism, the city is a Northland jewel.
Minneapolis museums are anything but stuffy. If you're the arty type, you have to see the striking steel angles of Weisman Art Museum and the iconic Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center. But save time for the smaller galleries across the river, too. The Soap Factory is always a winner.
When it's warm, join the locals and rent a bike through the Nice Ride bike-share program. There's a station just one block from RED. Pedal westward to picturesque Loring Park and explore the surrounding neighborhood, rich with galleries, fashion-forward shops and eateries. Or head toward the Mississippi River to enjoy the Stone Arch Bridge, outdoor patios and the Mill City Museum and park.
Well-known for its vibrant theater and music scene, our area lets you catch a show at the Armory, Guthrie Theater, Brave New Workshop comedy theater, First Avenue or 331 Club.