Now in its 22nd year, Art-A-Whirl is an epic festival that takes over northeast Minneapolis for three days of open studios, special receptions, sales, demonstrations, kids’ activities, and so much more. Hop on a bus and head over to one of the major artists’ studios — Casket Arts, Northop King, and California Building are all good places to start — where you’ll find food trucks, live music, and hundreds of artworks. Breweries, restaurants, and other businesses with parking lots or space inside to spare will be hosting pop-up gallery shows and hands-on fun as well. Able Seedhouse will turn into a mini skate park with print, graphic, deck art, and more on display. The Food Building will boast snacks and art, as will Chowgirls, who will be serving up creative takes on the TV dinner and speciality cocktails. Kids (and kids at heart) may want to stop by Grace Lutheran Church, where people will be coming together to build a giant city out of cardboard boxes. Many bars and beer halls will also have special happenings, such as extended patio hours and all-day performance schedules. For more info, visit nemaa.org/art-a-whirl.