Art of Edina 

Art of Edina is an initiative aimed at giving rising and established Edina artists a public space to display their art. 

Some of our gallery art sources include: Edina Art Center, upper level photography and art courses at Edina High School, the Edina Community Center, clubs, churches, local professionals and hobbyists.

Art of Edina is directed by Jill Emmer of Shine On Photos, LLC.

To learn more about Art of Edina, visit the website: http://artofedina.com/


Tradition's Involvement

Art of Edina is powered by Tradition Companies and is a part of the “Pass It On” initiative. So far, there have been a total of seven galleries around the Edina community. 


Shine on Project Gallery- Southdale Winter 2017 (Current)

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Art of Edina teamed up with Watts of Love and American Refugee Committee to create the Shine on Project. 

Shine on Project portrays the beauty and happiness of the refugees in the Nakivale Settlement. The travelers share their stories of this journey through photos. 

Phase two of the gallery features an installation of lanterns created by students of Our Lady of Grace Catholic School. 

For more information, visit https://www.theshineonproject.com/southdale

 


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"Enjoy Your Parks" Braemar Gallery November 2017 (Current)

 "Enjoy Your Parks" Gallery in Braemar Ice Arena in Edina, MN is the fourth annual community 'call for art'

The gallery includes photos that were taken in an Edina park or show park-like activities. 

The Art of Edina galleries have included drawings from young children, a painting from a local master painter and photos from many talented community members. You don't need to be a professional to participate!


Galleria Art Walls Spring 2017 (Current)

"Reinvention is always in fashion, and Galleria Edina is reinventing itself in a big way this fall with a 20,000 square foot expansion, which will include exciting retail and restaurant concepts and a dynamic, new entrance.

Our Galleria Art Walls pop-up exhibit is based on the idea of reinvention – these colorful murals and interactive areas allow anyone and everyone to reinvent their reality with something as simple as a new backdrop.

The artwork for this exhibit was designed and curated by Jill Emmer and Paul Johnson as part of the Art of Edina program, with help from local artists Matthew Custar and Chank Diesel. Art of Edina is funded by Tradition Companies."

This gallery will be on display for a few months while the Galleria undergoes construction. Stop by and check it out! 


Abbey's Hope Dragonfly Exhibit Spring 2017

Ten years ago, Concord Elementary student Abbey Taylor died from injuries she received from an improperly maintained wading pool drain. Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation works tirelessly in her memory to spread awareness of swimmer & pool safety.

Abbey adored dragonflies, and that is the inspiration for this exhibit.

The dragonflies were created by the second grade class at Concord Elementary. Art teacher Michelle Eronson oversaw the project.

The dragonflies will remain on display for approximately three months. Stop by and check it out!

I cannot thank you enough for your support of Abbey’s Hope this weekend. Sometimes thank you doesn’t quite cover it all but please know, it comes from a very special place and both Katey and I are grateful for the love and support we have gotten and continue to get from this community as well as our friends
— Scott Taylor, Abbey's Father

"Enjoy Your Parks" Braemar Gallery November 2016

The theme of this gallery was "Enjoy Your Parks". 

The gallery includes photos that were taken in an Edina park or show park-like activities. 

The Art of Edina galleries have included drawings from young children, a painting from a local master painter and photos from many talented community members. You don't need to be a professional to participate!


The Umbrella That Traveled the World Gallery
Spring 2016

In 2014, Jill Emmer of Shine On Photos started a project on her Instagram (@Shineonyoucraydiamond) by mailing her beloved photography prop - a rainbow umbrella - to a fellow photographer friend. Soon after, more and more friends requested the umbrella. 

The Spring 2016 gallery was created with art from this project! The gallery was located in the center of the mall (on a facade built in front of the new Free People store) and was displayed for three months.


Braemar Community Art Gallery March 2016

Located at Braemar Ice Arena, this exhibit displayed 34 pieces from local Edina community members.

This exhibit was on display from March to September of 2016. 


Art of Edina Southdale Gallery Launch 2/27/2016

The artwork is created by students at Concord Elementary and was curated by Concord art teacher Elise Schmidt.

This gallery supported the talented students of Concord and gave them a sense of appreciation by displaying their work.

The gallery is located on the first floor of Southdale Center in the main atrium (just outside of Herberger’s).