Arts Initiative Events

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The largest open studio tour in the country takes place in May and is coordinated by our neighbors the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA). GPS provides affordable space to our artist-members to participate in the event. We also welcome fans to check out our space and its artists, to wander the neighborhood to tour private studios and galleries, to chat with a variety of artists, and to buy original art.

Art-A-Whirl takes place the third weekend in May and is free and open to the public. Check out our web page for Art-A-Whirl @ GPS for details about using and visiting our space.

Figure Drawing Salon

Every third Monday of the month we host a figure drawing salon. From 6:00 until 9:00 PM, artists of all skill levels are invited to draw a live model and hone their craft. 

The salon meets in the Classroom (106A) at Event Horizon. A small contribution will be requested to help cover the model’s honorarium. Bring your friends! The more artists who join you, the smaller everyone’s contribution will need to be. For questions email arts @


One-Day Art Event

Dance. Theater. Poetry. All are art forms, but short of watching a video, its hard to enjoy them in a gallery space. Fortunately, we have the space to put up a show. Or two. Or maybe even three, if we are feeling ambitious and maybe even a little rambunctious. If you would like to produce an event, email arts @

Gallery Space

We want to showcase local artists on the walls of our living room at Event Horizon (room 106). If you are an artist and would like a place to show your work, get in touch with us at arts @ about using our space.