Art at 801


801 Lofts presents art openings three times a year. The three-story atrium and public space is a gallery, Art at 801, to local and national artists who display their work on an ongoing basis.

Art and artisans change every four months to display new talent and media. Gallery openings offer residents and the association a chance to open their doors to friends, family and others who want to support our local art community.








801 Washington Lofts
Art at 801 Gallery presents our 40thshow

Work by artists Westy Copeland, Shun Jie Yong, Arianne Zager 

and Olli Johnson

Two painters, a photographer and a kinetic paper engineer.


Opening reception Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm

Opening night music by Mike Michel, Minnesota Music Academy award-winning songwriter, guitarist, and music educator. His music is upbeat, melodic, groove inspired and pop-oriented.

Show runs through January 2019

801 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis

(New parking ramp now on 10thAvenue and 3rd Street!!)


Westy Copeland

The work of Westy Caswell Copeland is most often described as "whimsical, happy" art. Her brightly colored paintings, often depicting pensive women, many with various animals on their heads, strive to communicate a wise yet humorous look at life. Over 35 years of painting, printing, and collaging have turned Westy's personal visions into a language of colors and layers that will leave you smiling.


Shun Jie Yong

Shun is a second-generation Chinese immigrant from Malaysia and also a resident alien in the United States; he is a portrait photographer who documents immigrants and refugees in the United States and in Malaysia.His goal is to honor immigrants and refugees, to have them present themselves as they want to be seen, but not necessarily as we typically see them.


Arianne Zager

Her large-scale pop surreal watercolor work represents a skewed depiction of feminine beauty. All of Arianne’s work is composed from natural waterways, such as rivers and oceans from her travels to over 40 countries.


Olli Johnson

Shoots & Roots// A Forest in Four Stories is an interactive display of kinetic dioramas and paper sculpture that come to life with the turn of a crank.  Using flat layers of cut paper in hree dimensions, Olli whimsically illustrates the vertical layers of a forest in four distinct scenes.  Olli is an aspiring paper engineer, pop up book artist, and maker of automata with a background in theater and puppetry.


Art at 801 Gallery, in 801 Lofts, promotes art to neighborhood residents and art lovers through three openings a year. This is our 40th show in the North Loop Neighborhood!



Jan Elftmann


Art at 801 Gallery

801 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis