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  1. 2021 Members Gala

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    Our Annual Members Gala has SOLD OUT!

    Memberships are still available, they will not give you access to this sold out event. However they will get you early access to our Holiday Market, Raging Art On. Only our Members will have a chance to shop the sale early on Wednesday December 1st!

    Our annual black tie event returns after a year hiatus, we are filled with gratitude for all the support we have received while navigating the past year. This evening is our thank you to the members that create Gamut, continue to support our vision and contribute to our vibrant community. Our annual black-tie event will be full of ambiance for all of your senses. The night will be kicked off by the legendary KFAI disc jockey Spider Hamilton, followed up by Kyle King & a live performance by XINA. And, for those of you that last all night, we will have a surprise guest performance. Provision Community Restaurant has created a special menu for everyone this evening and we are excited for up and coming Sober Sally’s mixologists! This year’s gala will be set amidst Balancing Act’ – a solo exhibition by Barret Lee. We hope you dress to impress and step into the custom living floral photo booth created by Pansy Floral.

    Beyond supporting the local art scene, members receive free admission to all exhibition openings and closings as well as invitations and discounted tickets to preview parties, such as early FREE access to our annual Raging Art On holiday market, which is right around the corner. The Platinum membership level receives additional benefits, most notably a 10% discount on artwork sales.

    Become a supporting Member of the Gamut Gallery community and join us for this special black-tie celebration! The commitment and generosity of our members helps continue the innovative, community-driven art programming that Gamut strives to provide.  Gamut Gallery has collaborated with artists, curators and performers to deliver thought-provoking art programming to the Twin Cities and engage our audience on a visual, visceral, and emotional level.

    As always, we thank you for your continued support. The commitment and generosity of our members helps continue the innovative, community-driven art programming that Gamut strives to provide. Support Art. Support Gamut Gallery.

    Saturday November 13th, 7-11PM
    (no regular open hours this day in preparation for the event)

    NEW THIS YEAR: To attend this year’s Members Gala, guests will need to provide proof of full vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) on the night of the event.

    Ambiance provided by Barret Lee, Pansy Floral & Sober Sally’s and photographer Caleb Timmerman. The evening will feature a Slam Academy Music Showcase with a surprise special guest!
    • Spider Hamilton
    • Kyle King
    • Xina

    Looking to become a Member? Membership levels range from $60 – $300.

    As a Gamut Gallery member you receive free admission to all exhibition openings and closings, as well as invitations and discounted tickets to preview events, such as VIP access to our annual Raging Art On holiday market place. Gallery members are committed to the local art scene and we celebrate them bi-annually with a Spring Celebration and our black-tie Member’s Gala in the fall.

    Learn more about the year-long perks of gallery membership 

    XINA (ZYE-nah) is a Minneapolis-based musician whose expressive abilities observe no boundary. A classical dancer from the age of five and a songwriter from the age of ten, she fully embraced her role in this reality as a recording artist before even graduating high school. XINA’s sophisticated songwriting, nuanced vocal prowess, intuitive production, evocative choreography, and inventive video direction conveys the raw, vulnerable aspects of the human condition with intensity, mystique, and finesse across each of her projects. Her latest releases, sister projects “Pull” and “Push”, were inspired by the physics of pole dance and the give and take of human relationship.

    KYLE KING was born in Germany, and raised in North America. He developed a love of music at a very early age, his passion for all things music truly shows. Kyle is an electronic music producer, but also knows several analog musical instruments and is always looking to expand his repertoire. Reaching almost two decades as a DJ, Kyle’s selections draw from his experience, and his desire to weave new music with the classics, and always leave the dance floor blissful and exhausted. Choosing to focus on production in the last couple of years, Kyle has consistently challenged himself with various genres of music, refusing to become compartmentalized. Kyle now works as a teacher’s assistant and Instructor at Slam Academy, while also acting as the student ambassador.

    SPIDER HAMILTON is keeping New Jack Swing alive and well in the care of his moniker, Spider “Original Ol’ Skooler” Hamilton on KFAI-Fresh Air Community Radio. A la his moniker, it’s time-honored, old school. As he attested, “My tradition and heritage roots…the style, finesse, and showmanship of the DJs of the era I cut my chops under—to them, I owe it all. Someone in 1969 gave me a break, provided me with an opportunity and believed in me.”

    BARRET LEE is a Minnesota based fine artist and illustrator with a BA in drawing and painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in 2016. Barret is a multidisciplinary artist who works in a range of mediums. He paints a wide variety of subjects, including wide-eyed characters, playful landscapes, and his take on pop culture. His first ever solo exhibit, Balancing Act will act as this evenings back-drop.

    PANSY FLORAL is a no-foam flower studio owned + operated by Beck Kling. Based in NE Minneapolis, Pansy specializes in custom florals for weddings, installations and events. Beck’s designs are inspired by play and color, honoring each stem as it directs the composition of her arrangements. In the warmer months she sources flowers from fabulous local farmers and provides flower delivery to Minneapolis/St. Paul on a weekly basis.

    SOBER SALLY’S are a Craft Mocktail Mobile Bar. Their mission at Sober Sallys is to create a sober option at any and all social events. They want to bring a sense of inclusivity to gatherings whether that be big or small. Sober Sallys is here to provide a hangout with out the hangover, cheers to glamorizing sobriety!

  2. Elliot Park Art Walk

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    Looking for a fun way to tackle your holiday shopping??

    Experience historic Elliot Park neighborhood through a comedian-led tour from Theater of Public Policy on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. Learn fun facts about the neighborhood, check out historic landmarks, and explore exclusive promotions and experiences in the Elliot Park Arts Quarter featuring Gamut Gallery, Kristi Abbott Art, Fades Of Gray Inc. FINNEGANS, and more!

    In conjunction with FINNEGANS 1st Annual Festival of Light Celebrate the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony in the FINNEGANS courtyard and enjoy the light displays from Elliot Park Hotel, Kraus Anderson, and the HQ Apartments.

    Stay tuned to the Elliot Park Arts Quarter Facebook Page for details!

    Saturday, December 7th // 4-7pm • FREE
    Party begins at Finnegans 4pm
    Lighting ceremony at 6pm.

    Return to FINNEGANS for live painting from *Eli Lisbon and a bogo beer token.
    Tour times at 4:30pm, 5:30 pm & 6:30pm
    Sign up for FREE Today!

    *Art work featured below by Eli Libson



    Meet our block in #ElliotPark flourishing with creative independent businesses. This slice of 10th street downtown is home to Gamut Gallery, Kristi Abbott Gallery & Studio, Fades Of Gray Inc., Bee Ink Tattoo, Rose Salon, and the legendary Band Box Diner.
    This year we came together to form the @elliotparkarts Quarter. Our first major event is the ART POP! Block Party happened this Fall, and will be followed up with two ‘Art Walks’ in December and the other in Spring of 2020.

  3. Raging Art On

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    FEATURED ARTISTS: Alex Guy, Anton Horishnyk, Athena Jones, Alex Pederson, Barret Lee, Ben Wuest, Boxy Mouse, Black Daze, Cassie Garner, Cory Favre, Derek Meier, Eli Libson, Emily Forbes, Emily Quandahl, Evan Weselmann, Heather Renaux, Jacob Eidem, Jake Michael Zirbes, James Kloiber, Jamie Owens, Jeff Nichols, Kathryn Flora, Lauryn Buda, Lydia Francis Design, Sweeney Brown, Mike Ewaldt, Moustache Jim, Mr. Minded, Nelson Cain Art, Neal Breton, Nina Riedy, Phaedra Odelle, PinkRiches, Polly Norman, Pseudo Manitou, Rachel Schroder, Reid Olson, Renee Chartier, Rose Weselmann, Ron Brown, Russ White, Scott Seekins, Sherstin Schwartz, Tierney Houdek, Vanessa Weseman, Vavavoom Studios, & Yuya Negishi.

    Let our artists be your elves! Click to watch video

    The event that kicked off Gamut’s inception is back for the 8th year in a row! Bigger & better than previous years, Raging Art On (RAO) holiday shop will be open for 3 weeks, featuring over 20 new artists, and will include a guaranteed party with extended hours. In addition to extended hours, each Saturday evening will spotlight different musical genres, including House, Hip-Hop and Funk. Local DJ’s, 88project & Nancy Cheng, Sammy Figz & Keith Millions, and Bobby Kahn & Dj Dandy will keep you movin’ and groovin’ while exploring the gallery for gifts from over 40 artists. 

    An “uncurated” holiday makers market in a gallery setting, Raging Art On provides a unique, consumer-conscious experience that allows any adventurous shopper to find the perfect gift for anyone on their shopping list! With the exception of selecting the participants, Gamut leaves the rest up to the local artists to decide the amount of work they show and where to show it. What results is a gallery packed from floor to ceiling with paintings, photos, prints, collectibles, handmade apparel, jewelry, housewares, and more.  

    Raging Art On reflects Gamut Gallery’s ethos of community, collaboration, the art of the happening and eco-consciousness. Gifts for sale at this cash-n-carry event are handmade locally and are in harmony with the values of those concerned by mainstream holiday effects on our environment and our world — landfills, factory and shipping-caused pollution, issues of outsourcing and fair trade, consumer culture, etc. Raging Art On offers a place to join like-minded people together through art, music, and conversation.

    Wednesday, December 4th // 6-9pm
    Featuring James Patrick

    $15 Pre-sale, $20 Door • FREE w/ membership
    Pre-sales & Memberships available

    FREE OPEN HOURS & DJ’s EVERY Saturday!
    Thursday 5th – Friday 6th // 11-6pm
    Saturday December 7th // 11-10pm  
    • 88project & Nancy Cheng – 6pm – 10pm

    Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th  // 11-6pm
    Saturday December 14th // 11-10pm
    • Sammy Figz & Keith Millions – 6pm – 10pm

    Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th // 11-6pm
    Saturday December 21st // 11-10pm
    • Bobby Kahn & Dj Dandy – 6pm – 10pm

  4. Gamut Gala 2019

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    It’s that time a year when we celebrate Gamut Gallery’s thriving community at our Members Gala! Beyond supporting the local art scene, members receive free admission to all exhibition openings and closings as well as invitations and discounted tickets to preview parties, such as early FREE access to our annual Raging Art On holiday market, which is right around the corner. The Platinum membership level receives additional benefits, most notably a 10% discount on artwork sales.

    The commitment and generosity of our members helps continue the innovative, community-driven art programming that Gamut strives to provide. Become a supporting Member of the Gamut Gallery community and join us for this special black-tie celebration!

    NEW THIS YEAR: Reserve a room at the local boutique Elliot Park Hotel, Autograph Collection, walking distance from Gamut, for a discounted rate of $139/night. Rooms must be reserved by Oct 31st with Troy by phone or email: 612-389-2271 or twhelan@elliotparkhotel.com

    Saturday November 9th, 7-11PM
    (no regular open hours this day in preparation for the event)
    Live music by Curandero, SYM1 & BAARD.

    Already a member? This event is FREE for you!
    Membership levels range from $60 – $300.
    Learn more about the year-long perks of gallery membership and become a member a today.

    Featuring dancing and libations, set amidst ‘FORAGED‘ an exhibition by collaborators Annie Hejny & Annabella Sardelis. Dress to impress and step into a custom photo booth back drop created by Hi Hi Creative.



    SYM1, formerly known as Symone Smash It, is currently blowing up. Claimed to be the ‘EDM pop maven’ of the Twin cites, SYM1 takes pride in reigniting the twin cities pop scene. Outsiders looking for a good time will find SYM1 a meteoric pop dream machine that bops hard.

    BAARD is a Producer/DJ from Saint Paul. Music to him is the universal language that should be used as a tool to bring people together. As a Selector, his goal is to mix music seamlessly and thoughtfully to create an environment for those who wish to dance, connect or to simply escape.

    Curandero The music, a fusion of pre-Columbian Indigenous instruments, house, and dance hall, is so fresh it doesn’t have a name yet. Reminiscent of the time before Afro-Beat had a name, Curandero’s music brings together traditional indigenous instrumentation and rhythms of Mesoamerica (Mexico) with electronic DJ elements and production. It’s a new sound that the next generation of urban indigenous latinx chican@people are hungry for–contemporary, danceable, and rooted in cultural identity. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Rico Simon Mendez a.k.a. DJ Don Cuco, Curandero is a mash-up of his dj stylings (which draw crowds of the most innovative underground hipsters in the city) plus Gustavo Lira and Xilam Balam on flutes, and Felipe Cuauhtli on percussion. The latter two are known for their hip-hop duo Los Nativos.

    Suzanne Casler is a fine arts enthusiast with a degree to accompany her passion, and experience in Interior Design to round out her skill set. As a dreamer and a doer, you won’t find Suzanne sitting still…ever. She dives into a project with all she’s got, taking your napkin sketches or outlandish ideas into real life palettes of color, texture and form. Compelled to push the boundaries, HI HI is always experimenting with new materials, and re-imagining uses for unconventional ones. With a consistent sense of wonder, and a strong ability to execute, she’ll move your concept into a creation.

  5. ART POP!

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    The Elliot Park Arts Quarter is proud to announce the inaugural ART POP! Block Party, set for September 2019!

    The ART POP! Block Party is a full day event for all ages celebrating the dynamic artists, creatives, and small business owners living, working, and thriving in one of Minneapolis’s most historic neighborhoods, Elliot Park. ART POP! Block Party will feature live painting, food trucks and brews, local vendors in a pop-up art market, and interactive activities up from one end of the block to the other.

    This year neighboring independent businesses located on South 10th Street came together to create the Elliot Park Arts Quarter (EPAQ). In partnership with the Elliot Park Neighborhood (EPNI), EPAQ was awarded funding by the Great Streets Business District Support Program. With that funding, EPAQ is proud to host the inaugural ART POP! Block Party on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from noon – 6pm. For the first time ever in east downtown, the intersection of 10th Street & Centennial Place will be filled with music, dancing, food, and a live-art showcase reflective of the diverse and growing Elliot Park community. 

    You won’t want to miss this celebration!
    Saturday September 21st
    Noon – 6pm • FREE • All Ages

    For the comfort of others, please no animals allowed
    This event is being co-hosted by the Elliot Park,  Neighborhood (EPNI) , Gamut GalleryKristi Abbott Art, Fades Of Gray Inc., Bee Ink, Rose SalonBand Box Diner, and The Theatre of Public Policy.

    – Live Performances by Sarah White, Al Church, 26 Bats, Craig Clark Band, Somali Museum Dance Troupe, & Mickey Breeze
    Live Art by Anton Horishnyk and Martzia Thometz
    Interactive Art Displays by Mary Jane Mansfield and Kristi Abbott, plus Colab Creation Station by Gamut Gallery
    Historical Art Walk Tours by the playful members of the Theater of Public Policy
    Pop-up Art Market with local artists vendors selling work along the street
    – Beer Garden hosted by FINNEGANS Brewery and Erik the Red benefitting FINNEGANS Community Fund–donating 100% of its profits to hunger relief charities.
    Food Trucks and featured eats by Band Box Diner

    Nestled at the edge of downtown, the Elliot Park neighborhood is one of Minneapolis’ oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Located adjacent to U.S. Bank Stadium, the neighborhood hosts  an abundance of historical architecture and well-known establishments including Bandbox Diner, HCMC, The Armory, 9th Street Historic District, Hinkle Murphy Mansion, and the Elliot Park greenspace. More than just a neighborhood—it’s also an arts and community hub to the Elliot Park Arts Quarter (EPAQ). EPAQ consists of locally owned small businesses including Gamut Gallery, Fades Of Gray Inc., Kristi Abbott Art, Band Box Diner, Bee Ink, Rose Salon, and with support from The Theater of Public Policy ,and  Finnegans Brewery

    Thank you to all of our sponsors: Drexel Apartments, Hennepin Healthcare, Sherwin Williams, Portland Tower, Clear Channel, Speed Pro Printing, Green Rock Apartments, North Central University, Life Center, Weidner Apartment Homes, and The City of Minneapolis Greater Street Grant.