Art on the Town, a ten day event showcasing Twin Cities fine arts organizations, came to a close on October 16.
But the event is not quite over.
Today the Twin Cities Fine Arts Organization announced the winners of its first ever TCFAO Awards to recognize particular achievements in the gallery/museum scene.
Here are the results - I've added links in case you're interested in checking out the winning galleries in person:
Outstanding art gift shop: Textile Center Shop
Most memorable: A Reasonable Facsimile at Christensen Center Art Gallery at Augsburg College
Outstanding reception: Grand opening of Anita Sue Kolman Gallery
Outstanding artist talks: Mark Allen of Machine Project (The Soap Factory) for "Conversation with Mark Allen"
Most inspiring (tied):
I Am a Link: Pictorial Rugs by Dorothy Sauber at Textile Center
Convergence at Traffic Zone Gallery
People's choice: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Thank you to all the many votes that were sent in, it was a great outpouring of enthusiasm from the public and their love for art. As part of the organizing group involved in Art on the Town it was very encouraging to see so many actively engaged members of the public.