Upon the completion of the Garden Mural Project we are inviting the whole neighborhood & local businesses to come celebrate with us!

 Mural Celebration & Streetfair / Sat. August 10th, 2013 /10am-Noon

Location: Aldrich Church (3501 Aldrich Ave South, Minneapolis MN 55408)

  • 10:00 – 11:00 Refreshments, Activities, Live Music-Dan Rosenbush
  • 11:00 – 11:15    Unveiling/ Project Recognition
  • 11:15 – 12:00noon Celebration Continues, Live Music-Il Neige

If you are interested in volunteering, donating, or showcasing your talent or business during this event.  Let us know.  Contact us at:

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Check out some photos from our Mural Celebration 2011!

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          Aldrich Arts Collaborative: November 17th 3:00 -5:00pm          2012 Fall Art Extravaganza

This event is for all ages & families are encouraged to attend

Line up of Events

3:00 – 5:00pm Ongoing Activities

View artwork from local painter Linnea Maas Doyle

Free Art Project & Refreshments

3:15 – 3:45pm Live music from Dan Rosenbush

3:45 & 4:30pm Children’s book reading

4:45pm Prizes awarded for Bake-Off Contest (still room for entries Registration Extended to Friday more info below)


Event held at Aldrich Church: 3501 Aldrich Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55408


Adult & Children Bake-Off Competition.  Registration now extended to Friday November 16!!! To Register for the Bake-Off competition during Fall Art Extravaganza contact us at AldrichArts@gmail.comand be sure to include your name, age, and type of baked good. Participants must bring at least 20 servings of a sweet treat to share during Aldrich Arts Collaborative’s Fall Art Extravaganza, on November 17th. Servings can be of “mini” or “regular” proportions. Children may receive minimal help from parents in the process of making the entries. Prizes will be awarded during the event.


Summer 2012 Exhibition/ July 31st 5:00pm-7:00pm

This Gallery Exhibition Features Work From:

AAC Painting Class

Local Artists: Catherine Palmer, Michelle Perrin, & Megan Patry

The Gallery is located at:

Aldrich Avenue Presbyterian Church
3501 Aldrich Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

                                               November 16th, 2011                 6:00 – 8:00 PM

We invite you to a night of stories told by artists young and old through Visual Art.  Come see student work from the Comic Illustration Class and Clay Sculpture Class. 

We are Featuring Local Artists: Amina Harper, Ashilin Mears, Bliss
Benson, Diana Green, Jane Strauss, & Sarah Kass.

Come stop by between 6:00 – 8:00pm
and enjoy light refreshments as you view the collection of Art work.

Gallery Show will be in the meeting  place of Aldrich Church                               3501 Aldrich Ave South,   Minneapolis MN 55408

Free Admission, & Donations
Accepted for Aldrich Arts’ scholarships.

This activity is made possible, in
part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council,
through an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature



Out of Earth, Art

Showing the work of Minneapolis artists alongside students of Aldrich Arts Collaborative.

Professional work will be for sale; full profits go to artist.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 23RD, 2011 5:00-7:00p

Meeting Place Gallery of Aldrich Church, 3501 Aldrich Ave S, Minneapolis

Exhibiting Artists include: Kimber Olson, Lindsay Rude, Katie Sherman, Janelle Doyle, Megan Patry, Todd Peterson, and others

Donations will support scholarships for Aldrich Arts students.

Presenting Artists:

Kimber Olson Minneapolis-based artist Kimber Olson has been creating contemporary textile art from her artist-dyed, -printed and -painted fabrics since 1998. Her award-winning work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally, and is held in many private as well as corporate collections. Engaging audiences through compelling use of color, texture and pattern, Kimber frequently draws upon the diversity, rhythms and cycles of the natural world for inspiration.  Kimber has a particular interest in the intersections of creativity and consciousness. She holds a master’s degree in Theology and the Arts from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, where she was the recipient of the 2010 Re-Imagining Community Award for creativity and innovation in the field of Feminist Theology, and the 2010 Feminist/Womanist Theology Award for excellence in the field of Women’s Studies.  Kimber conducts workshops on surface design techniques and the textile arts, and offers presentations on the creative process and sparking creativity.

Jonathan Aller received his B.F.A in illustration at the Ringling College of Art and Design.  Shortly after graduating, his love for painting took him to Florence, Italy to study at the Angel Academy of Art Atelier under Maestro John Michael Angel.  At the Angel Academy, he studied techniques of the masters and received his Masters Degree in classical painting.  Having been exposed to so many artists, he gained a deeper respect for painting and its history.  “I love painting from life.  A portrait, a figure study, or a still life all express my desire to create.  I strive to keep true to the subject, while breathing life and excitement in to the painting.”  Since graduating from the Atelier, Jonathan exhibited in Florence, London, Rhode Island and Minneapolis.  His work hangs in private collections throughout the world.

Lindsay Rude studied Art and English at Gustavus Adolphus and earned her masters in Art Education from University of Minnesota.  She works with clay, glass, metal and other mixed media, making both functional and sculptural works. “Through juxtaposition, repetition, rhythms, and multiples inspired by music, the influence of world cultures, patterns of people coming and going, I make art that explores the constant effort to tell life’s story.”

Jonathan Hoffner studied photography at Wheaton College in beautiful Wheaton, IL.  He works professionally as a photographer shooting weddings, working with musicians, and selling prints.  Jonathan partners with the anti-human trafficking organization She Dances, and hopes to eventually teach photography at their safe house in Honduras.

Katie Sherman (Pottery Class teacher) earned a BFA in Fine Art and is a licensed Art Teacher.  She has taught elementary school as well as college level courses.  She teaches a range of artistic media from ceramics to painting to fiber arts.  She spent three teaching at Spanish Immersion Schools in the Minneapolis Public School District, including a year as a full-time art teacher.  Her pieces have been displayed and sold across the country, including many local art shows.  Katie loves working with children because they are her best teachers: “They lack the self-consciousness of adulthood—their creativity is still unbridled and free.”  ShermanPainting

Erik OlsonIn 2005, after a 30-year career in graphic design and advertising, Erik Olson decided to find a more fulfilling way to channel his creativity. Shortly thereafter, a close friend launched an eco-conscious business, ZerOwBags, which designs and produces fashionable tote bags out of plastic waste. Since up-cycling activities still have some waste, Erik was offered the scraps from ZerOwBags’ manufacturing process so he could create recycled art from a new (and used) medium — quilted shipping plastic waste.

Erik works in other media, as well. Taking a multi-epistemological approach to composition, construction and imagery, he creates ecumenical assemblages that promote racial and religious reconciliation. And just for the sake of pretty and interesting objects, he enjoys making home décor items.

Janelle  Doyle is a figurative painter and licensed K-12 visual arts teacher. Her degrees include a Master of Arts degree in Art Education and a Baccalaureate degree in Art (drawing and painting) and Art History. She worked in the education division at the Science Museum of Minnesota and has taught community-based arts programs with Walker Art Center, Saint Paul Public Schools, and East Side Arts Council. She teaches currently at Saint Thomas Academy, a college preparatory school in suburban Saint Paul. Her specialty is using the arts of historical and contemporary world cultures to create authentic arts experiences. She is the author of “Paper Arts Around the World”, a curriculum for multicultural arts education that requires only scissors, paper, and pencils.

Aldrich Arts Collaborative not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, gender, sexual orientation or religion, in treatment and access to classes and activities, or employment. Upon request, accommodation to the best of our abilities will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in all Aldrich Arts Collaborative programs and activities.


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