Minneapolis is the home of a Prince. Well, not formal royalty, but royalty in the music world none the less. Prince, the world renowned musician, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a product of Minneapolis public schools. You may not be a fan of Prince’s music, but his success warrants recognition of him and his hometown. Prince is not the only musical progeny to come out of Minneapolis and music is not the only artistic form of expression Minneapolis has to offer. Here are 5 art-related facts that you probably didn’t know about Minneapolis:
1. The region is second only to New York City in live theater per capita and is the third-largest theater market in the U.S. after New York and Chicago, supporting shows like the Illusion, Jungle, Mixed Blood, and Penumbra.
2. The Walker Art Center, in downtown Minneapolis, houses one of the nation’s “big five” modern art collections.
3. The Minneapolis Institute of Art, built in 1915 in south central Minneapolis is the largest art museum in the city with 100,000 pieces in its permanent collection.
4. The city is home to Minnesota Fringe Festival, the United States’ largest nonjuried performing arts festival.
5. Minneapolis and Seattle are tied as America’s most literate city. A center for printing and publishing, Minneapolis was a natural place for artists to build Open Book, the largest literary and book arts center in the U.S.
Minneapolis is one of the best cities to live in and pursue your dreams. The creativity is contagious and you can’t help but be inspired. So why not plan a move there? Get more information and search tips on Minneapolis Apartments, or view all Apartments For Rent in Minneapolis, MN.