Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design’s Approachable Ethos Proves “Art is for Everyone”

An Iowa-based cultural epicenter that pays artists fairly and on time, provides free art education and more

To the uninitiated, Iowa—with its abundance of corn fields and pig farms—may seem like the last place to give rise to a thrilling art scene. But, as it turns out, the Midwest’s welcoming attitude makes for an ideal hub for artists and art enthusiasts, and Des Moines’ bubbling art scene is evidence of that. At the center of this growing art community is Liz Lidgett …

Contemporary Art at Le Méridien Chambers

Even the public bathrooms host video artwork in this highly cultural, downtown Minneapolis hotel

Some boutique hotels seem to add artwork to the lobby as an afterthought for sheer novelty. Real estate magnate Ralph Burnet (of Coldwell Banker Burnet), however, has been merging artwork and service for a unique experience since 2006, when he founded Chambers, a 60-room hotel in Minneapolis that features selections from his private art collection but also rotates through new works. Since then, it was …

Greenroom Magazine

The Minneapolis-based print publication connects music content with health, wellness and social issues

Yet another reminder that print isn’t dead: Minneapolis’ recently launched Greenroom Magazine. Given the Twin Cities’ long history of underground hip-hop, electronic and house music, Greenroom is shedding light on both the history of the local scene and also the current bigger picture with interviews from the likes of Chance The Rapper and Stones Throw Records’ critically acclaimed Homeboy Sandman. “I see Minneapolis as a …