WARM has three series of events: WARM Conversations, WARM Forums and Fresh Art.  Please scroll down to see each event type listed below.  If you would like to view all the events in order of date visit the WARM Calendar of Events.

WARM Conversations

Join us for monthly visits to area art shows,  arts organizations and studios. Generally we tour a show or facility and then discuss the art and socialize. These events are free and open to the public.  For information about WARM Conversations, email

 January 10th, 12:00 to 2:00

Instinct Gallery

We will tour the group show “Make Garden” and hear from three (or more) of the artists about their process.
“To see the garden in ways we’ve not seen it before. That is the goal of Make Garden.  Artists have a way of twisting things, relating things that are not normally related, exaggerating things that don’t need exaggeration. The artists in this exhibition have gone back and forth between their gardens and studios to create strange organic expressions that can inform life.  This is the Avant-garden. The garden unpredicted. “
make garden instinct

 February 15th

at the Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55121

Bring your portable art supplies to create art for donations.  WARM needs art for gifts to encourage donations at the opening of the the WARM juried show “Portals and Passages” on March 6th so join us and make it.  WARM will provide the frames you provide your creativity.  This can also be a great time to create for other great causes like Art for Shelter.  What better way to beat the cold than get together with friends and create.

art at banfil small

WARM Forums

Quarterly discussions, panels and presentations that help artists with the business side of art or bring in thought provoking discussions that enhances your artistic career.

“Digitizing for Dollars”
Thursday, January 29th 6:30 to 9:00
Northeast Bank, 77 Broadway st. NE
Wouldn’t it be great to make money off your art without actually selling it?  Well in this digital age it is possible in many ways.  Join us for a forum discussion about such online venues as Spoonflower, Zazzle and Etsy (tutorials and downloadables).   Speakers include: Becka Rhan, Susan Gainen and Layl McDill This event is FREE to members so please review your membership status before attending.  Otherwise entry fee is $10 per person.  Members can bring a friend for $5.


Fresh ART

Meets every second Wednesday of the Month at a different member’s studio.  Get a studio tour and then share your latest creation- usually work in progress but it can be a finished piece.  All pieces will be viewed without critique unless the artist asks for specific input.  Free to members and non-members (to host you must be a member).  If you are interested in hosting contact to receive the sign up sheet and hosting requirements.


December Fresh Art

December 1oth, 6:30 to 8:30
At Layl McDill’s Studio- Clay Squared,  34 Thirteenth Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN

It’s the first one of this new FRESH ART REVIVAL hosted by board Vice President Layl McDill at Clay Squared.  There is plenty of parking at the Keg House parking lot (which is between the river and the building).

Layl McDill photo by Sarah Whiting

January Fresh Art

January 14th 6:30 to 8:30
At Debra Ripp’s Studio in the Dow Building: 2242 University Ave. W #201B, St. Paul

If you need a parking permit contact Deb at :   Or: Raymond stop on GreenLine LRT




February Fresh Art

February 11th 6:30 to 8:30
At Kate Renee’s Studio, 2010 E. Hennepin Ave

Studio is the 2010 Artblok – large silver 2010 sculpture out in front. Free parking in lot. Studio #4-210. Building doors are locked after 6 PM so you must be let in.

Kate renee studio