Local Artists • Diverse Voices • Fun & Funky Gifts • Social Change

Local Authors of Young People's Literature at the ColorWheel. sticky icon

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy Book Readings, Signings & an Art workshop with 3 Local Authors focusing on Young Peoples Literature. Meet Pat Rhoades , Sarah Warren & Stephanie Watson! Their books will be for sale & they will do readings, signings & Art workshops thru out the event. Bring your Family & Friends! Celebrate the LOVE of Reading, LOCAL TALENT & Back to School! Refreshments will be served while you visit, view Local Art & shop for Funky Treasures at the ColorWheel! This event is FREE & Open to the public!
RODEO SNOW by PAT RHOADES ..is a young adult novel set in 2002-2003 against the backdrop of the Wellstone plane crash and the start of the Iraq War. It tells the story of a fifteen-year-old street skater, Eugene "Rodeo" Snow. As Gene tries to nail the skate competion, win the election for Wellstone, and get the girl who happens to be his main competitor, he discovers how complicated winning can be. Pat is the parent of an inline street skater and is proud to still display her Wellstone campaign sign. You can visit her at www.patrhoades.com.
DOLORES HUERTA: A HERO to MIGRANT WORKERS by Sarah Warren is essential for caregivers who want to teach their kids about diverse leaders. All children have the potential to be strong, sensitive citizens, but some rarely see people who look like they look in leadership roles. Children are hungry for heroes and often imitate the super people they see in movies, books and on television. Dolores does not have superpowers, but her ability to be a strong teacher, woman, and friend changed the world. When children learn about her, they recognize their own real-life potential to use their voices in powerful ways. Sarahwbooks.com
THE WEE HOURS by Stephanie Watson is new brand-new picture book that imagines what if the wee, small hours of the morning weren’t just hours, but playful creatures instead? And what if those creatures came out in the early-morning hours, to make mischief while you sleep?www.stephanie-watson.com.

Art making Workshop & "Little Free Library" Neighborhood Tour! sticky icon

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

I am so Happy to have a "Little free Library" at the ColorWheel Gallery! It has been a Great asset to my Business & the Neighborhood! I Hope to see you this THURSDAY, JUNE 19th 6:30-8pm for the "Kingfield Neighborhood Little Libraries Tour". We will have a Creativity Table set up at the ColorWheel for Everyone to make Unique Collaged Bookmarks that night. This Art Workshop is FREE & Everyone is Welcome!                                                                                                                                                                        FIRST.. Stop by one of the Hosts for this event...Nicollet Ace Hardware 38th & Nicollet, Royal Grounds Coffee 42nd & Grand or the ColorWheel Gallery & pick up a passport/map. While you are checking out all the Fabulous little Libraries on the tour you will get stamps on your passport, there will also be some fun surprises too & Great Books (bring some you want to trade in too) ...Receive a stamp from 4 or more libraries that you visit on the tour, turn in your passport for a Free Treat or Prize to any of the 3 Hosts. Plus, you will be entered into a drawing for a Little Free Library (that will take place this fall) Enjoy Walking Outside, Meet New Neighbors, Make ART, Collect Treasures/Books!

About the ColorWheel Gallery sticky icon

 *Speaking with Diverse Voices, the ColorWheel Gallery aims to make Art Accessible to Everyone, to Promote Local Artists & offer Inspiration to Create more Vibrant Communities*                                                                      The Color Wheel Gallery has a comfortable boutique style environment, featuring Tammy Ortegon's vibrant, folk art style along with many other local, established &  emerging artists. The gallery has four group shows a year, each one focusing on a specific theme, along with other special events. The gift shop boutique carries an always changing, variety of locally made, hand crafted & one of a kind items. Natural soaps & body products, incense, perfume oils, handmade & retro jewelry, unique greeting cards & art prints, Rock n Roll Baby Tshirts, Frida Kahlo & Mexican folk art style icons, funky, global inspired treasures, gently used socially conscience books, fairly traded chocolate, Twin Cities icons, re-purposed, recycled collectables & décor. With many items focusing on progressive ideas, diverse voices & social change.                      

*We believe that art should be accessible, affordable & inspirational to everyone! Local Artists * Funky Gifts* Global Inspired Treasures* Diverse Voices* Social Change* ART for & by the PEOPLE!*



ColorWheel Gallery's Gypsy Bazaar at Nicollet OPEN STREETs!

By Tammy - Posted on 08 September 2014

Join us for the ColorWheel Gallery's Gypsy Bazaar on the corner of 43rd & Nicollet during NICOLLET OPEN STREETS! We will be bringing the Unique & Funky atmosphere of the Gallery to the Street SUNDAY, SEPT. 14th 12:00-5:00pm.With a Colorful Tent full of Creative Energy, Games, Prizes, Art, Jewelry, Vintage Finds, Funky Treasures, with Local Artists Creating & Demos all day! *When you visit this Gypsy Bazaar Tent you will find Art by Tammy, Julian & Eddie Ortegon, Eileen Espinosa, 'Pottery for the Soul' by Traudi Pawlowski, Fantastic Face Painting by Visual Art by Eileen & Beautiful Henna Designs (12-3pm only) by Victoria.. facebook.com/hennabyvictoria.  Plus.. More Special Guest Artists & Surprizes thru out the Day!Facebook invite... https://www.facebook.com/events/1512440338993203/
Open Streets are one-day events around the city focused around healthy living, sustainable transportation, local businesses, and community connections. http://www.openstreetsmpls.com/  We are looking forward to Nicollet Open Streets.. Everyone is invited to spend the day with our Friends & Neighbors & EXPLORE NICOLLET AVE. There will be NO CARS (or motorized traffic) ALLOWED on Nicollet from Lake Street to 46th St. So that the People can Come Together & Create Art, Buy Art, Eat Fantastic Food, Support LOCAL Business, Meet New Friends, Plan Progressive Change, Dance, Bike, Roller Skate, Hop Scotch, Jump Rope, Hula Hoop, Sing, Enjoy LOCAL Music, Tell Stories, Hold Hands & So Much MORE!

Check out all the happenings on the Street ... 43rd & Nicollet ... Farmers Market OPEN ALL DAY, Frame ups Artist Festival, Restyle Mpls & Fun Sisters Fashion Shows, LowBrows Beer garden, reading with Local authors outside Odds n Ends & Nicollet bookstore, ColorWheel Gallery's Gypsy bazaar, Record sale & Live music at Roadrunner records, 5 Live bands playing at the Driftwood Char bar & more. 38th & Nicollet....Fantastic food, coffee, games, live music & more at Butter Cafe, Black bird, Five watt coffee, Cinco de Mayo, Kyatchi, Cocina Latina. Nicollet Ace hardware will be hosting a Live animal Petting zoo too! 35th & Nicollet.. Pat's Tap - Full menu served in the street, cold brews, Ping Pong & tunes from DJ's Christina Fritz & Dig Dug - Finnegan's Reverse Food Truck (A mobile food shelf helping communities fight hunger) Bring non-perishable donations & receive a wooden nickel good at Barbette, Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater & Red Stag Supperclub. Plus... -Honeycomb Salon - Facial & Skin Treatments -B-Squad Vintage - Sidewalk Sale -Soo Local SooVAC - Open Gallery -Hola Arepa - Food Truck, Cocktails & DJ's -Sonny's Ice Cream & games at the @LNA office. 40th & Nicollet ...at Dr. Martin Luther King Park .. Join the community of creative professionals from the Center for Performing Arts for dancing and music. 12:00 Zumba Party with Darryl Sellers, 12:30 T’ai Chi with Blue Dragon T'ai Chi, 1:00 Music making with Diedrich Weiss - Mini Guitar lessons and Jam session, 2:00 Nia with Beth Giles – Dance fitness with power and healing, 2:30 Zumba Party with Darryl Sellers, 3:00 T’ai Chi with Blue Dragon T’ai Chi, 3:30 Music Making with Twin Cities Music Therapy Services, LLC, 4:30 Nia with Beth Giles – Dance fitness with power and healing. PLUS>>> There will be so Much More ALL DOWN NICOLLET AVE> SEE YOU THERE!

About the ColorWheel Gallery sticky icon

 *Speaking with Diverse Voices, the ColorWheel Gallery aims to make Art Accessible to Everyone, to Promote Local Artists & offer Inspiration to Create more Vibrant Communities*