ATA62: WHAT TO DO IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Are you getting ready to attend #ATA62 in a few days? The SPD Hospitality and Public Relations Committee (SPD HPR) put together this list with some suggestions for places to visit during your stay in Minneapolis and useful links.

See you soon at #ATA62!

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (mnbookarts.org)

Founded in 1983, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a nonprofit visual arts center thatMinnesota Center for Books Arts celebrates the art of the book. We practice letterpress printing, bookbinding, hand papermaking, paper marbling, and more! We offer youth and adult classes, numerous exhibitions annually, and opportunities for artists of all levels. We honor tradition and embrace the contemporary. Explore the gallery and working studios, and stop by The Shop for unique artwork, art supplies, and bookish gifts.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is located on the first floor of the Open Book building:
1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
Minneapolis MN 55415
Website: www.mnbookarts.org
Distance from ATA Hotel: 1.7 miles

Walker Art Center (walkerart.org)

The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art. Walker programs examine the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.

725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Website: www.walkerart.org
Distance from ATA Hotel: 0.8 miles

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (by Walker Art Center)

Walker Arts CenterThe Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is home to more than 40 outdoor sculptures. Generations of artists from 10 different countries around the world created these artworks. Many of the works are site-specific and made especially for this public park—from the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry centerpiece to structures that offer spaces for gathering, conversation, or dreaming. Rediscover the Garden’s art and natural beauty through Minnesota’s ever-changing seasons.

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is free, requires no tickets for admission, and is open from 6 am to 12 midnight every day. Please observe physical distancing practices and maintain a minimum of 6 feet from others while visiting the Garden.

Mill City Museum (mnhs.org/millcity)

Mill_City_Museum-20070704Mill City Museum is an architectural showpiece, rising eight stories within the limestone ruins of the Washburn A Mill, a National Historic Landmark nestled on the riverfront. With breathtaking views and rich history in the bustling downtown neighborhood, there’s no shortage of things to do.

704 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Website: www.mnhs.org/millcity
Distance from ATA Hotel: 1.6 miles

Your Guide to the Minneapolis Skyway System

Get happily lost. The Minneapolis Skyway System is the largest contiguous system of enclosed, second-level bridges in the world—composed of 9.5 miles of pathways connecting 80 city blocks.

Link: https://www.minneapolis.org/map-transportation/minneapolis-skyway-guide/

Minneapolis Skyway System 

Mall of America

Since opening their doors in 1992, Mall of America has revolutionized the shopping experience for tens of millions of visitors each year. Boasting over 520 stores and 50 restaurants, Mall of America provides an unforgettable experience. Discovering family fun at their stores and theme parks is as simple as a 25-minute light rail trip.

2131 Lindau Lane
Bloomington, MN 55425
Website: https://mallofamerica.com/
Distance from ATA Hotel: 10.6 miles

Links

City of Minneapolis: https://www.minneapolis.org/

Places to eat: https://www.minneapolis.org/food-drink/

Atlas Obscura – Things to do in Minneapolis: https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/minneapolis-minnesota

Conference website: https://ata62.org/

Special thanks to Carmen ‘Subi’ Febres-Cordero, member of the SPD HPR Committee, for putting together this list.