This holiday season mnartists.org features holiday gift ideas from Twin Cities celebrities, including Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, WCCO-TV sportscaster Mark Rosen, food critic Andrew Zimmern, comedian Colleen Kruse, and Star Tribune columnist C. J. Each of these guest curators has chosen a selection of their favorite gift options from mnartists.org’s online collection of over 20,000 works by Minnesota artists. Their personal collections, ranging from custom jewelry, original poems, commissioned dances, and portraits, will be featured on the site from November 26-December 31, 2004.
Visit mnartists.org for information on how to contact the featured artists or for instructions on how to design your own online collection of Minnesota art.
The most extensive self-generated online directory of artists in the country, mnartists.org allows Minnesota artists of all disciplines to display their work, to network in an artist-driven cyber community, and stay updated on Minnesota arts-related news and funding sources while offering the public an engaging opportunity to explore art and connect with artists. Since August 2001, over 5,000 artists have registered their work in the categories of architecture and design, literary arts, media arts, performing arts, and visual arts. Visitors to mnartists.org will discover unique gift options from original music scores, cartoons, hand-made rugs, fashion artware, and bead work.