Guide to the Saint Paul Art Crawl

Guide to the Saint Paul Art Crawl

The Saint Paul Art Crawl is one of the Capital City’s most beloved events. Here’s what you need to know about this incredible showcase of art that sprawls across the city.

Saint Paul Art Crawl


The Art Crawl is produced by the St. Paul Art Collective made up of over 300 local artists. The event draws up to 20,000 art crawlers.


Saint Paul Art Crawl returns live for 2021 and marks 30 years of the annual art exhibition spanning across all corners of Saint Paul. In addition to the open galleries, there will also be a variety of dance and musical performances. Check out the Art Crawl website for a full listing of artists and information.


Traditionally a weekend event held in the Spring and Fall, this year's celebration spans 4 months with events taking place September through December.  Check the website for events and information on specific artist showings or performances. 

September through December 2021


Art will be showcased in neighborhoods around the city from Lowertown to West 7th, Grand Avenue, University Avenue and the East Side.
Download a flier and map 


The crawl dates back to 1977 when founding artists of the St. Paul Art Collective held their first group exhibition at Union Depot. The Collective continued to hold organized events in the downtown area in the following years before coordinating the first multi-building, open studio event in Lowertown in 1991. Four of the five founding buildings—262 Studios, Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative, Tilsner Artists’ Cooperative and Northern Warehouse Artists’ Cooperative—still participate in the crawl today. In the mid-2000s, the crawl expanded out of Lowertown to also include a variety of other Saint Paul neighborhoods.


Plan your route with this handy map. Discover, be inspired and support the Saint Paul art scene.

Share your favorite Art Crawl moments with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL!

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