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Michael Birawer Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events and have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!

Michael Birawer Interviewed in Forbes


A Conversation with Michael Birawer
by Jason T. Borbet in Forbes.

"I’d been doing these quirky little paintings of street corners and neighborhoods since art school. Over the years, they began to pile up so I started selling them in second hand galleries. I discovered that people love their neighborhoods… their local coffee shops… the places they connect with every day."

Read the full article here.

Michael Birawer Gallery Open for Art-A-Whirl 2015


Art-A-Whirl 2015

Michael Birawer Gallery
Friday, May 15: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 16: NOON to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 17: NOON to 5:00 PM

Michael Birawer will be exhibiting a collection of Twin Cities Paintings. Special promotions available for this event!

Michael Birawer Exhibits Original Seattle Art at Alki Arts' Downtown Gallery

Michael Birawer is exhibiting his latest Seattle paintings at Alki Arts in Downtown Seattle. Prints of Seattle paintings are also available.

Alki Arts
1124 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Museum of Flight

Michael Birawer Featured on WCCO News "Finding Minnesota"


Watch "Finding Minnesota" featuring artist Michael Birawer on WCCO News.

President Obama visits Matt's Bar in Minneapolis

Obama at Matt's Bar
Michael Birawer's rendition of Matt's Bar is pictured at the best seat in the house!

Seafair 65th Anniversary Painting on Display at Museum of Flight in Seattle

We are very excited to announce that Michael's original "Seafair - 65th Anniversary" is now on display at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. Michael is very honored to have the artwork at such a great museum. The museum is a "must see" when visiting Seattle. Thank you to all that made this happen!

Museum of Flight

Art-A-Whirl 2014 May 16th - 18th

Art-A-Whirl 2014 turned out be an amazing event with perfect weather and a lot of great music and local art.

Thank you for making Art-A-Whirl® 2014 a success!


Michael Birawer's "Seafair 65th Anniversary" Painting on Display at Alki Arts at the Harbor Steps

Michael Birawer's Commemorative painting Seafair 65th Anniversary is on display at Alki Arts at the Harbor Steps through August 2014. Come out to see the original painting along with many other Birawer originals and prints.

Alki Arts at the Harbor Steps
55 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Wed-Sat 11am-6pm

Seafair 2014

Art-A-Whirl 2013

Thank you for visiting Michael Birawer Gallery for Art-A-Whirl 2013, the annual NE Minneapolis art fair the third weekend in May.

Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork.

art a whirl

Michael Birawer Featured on CBS and

Check out a couple of feature articles on Michael Birawer at CityPages and CBS local.

Michael Birawer will be at Alki Arts in Seattle, Saturday Dec. 8th 2012

Seattle Stadiums
Join Michael Birawer at Alki Arts in Seattle. The latest originals will be on display. Join Michael for art, live music, wine and cheese.
2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle , WA 98116

Saturday December 8th,   6pm - 9pm

Michael's detailed new painting, "Stadiums - Seattle" will be on displayl

Artist Signing at Deck The Walls - Rosedale Center Saturday Dec 15th 1-4pm

Uptown Theater
Michael Birawer will be available to sign posters and canvas prints for a Holiday signing at Deck The Walls - Rosedale Center on Saturday, Dec.15th, from 1-4pm. This will be a great chance to meet the artist and have him sign your favorite print!

Michael Featured on "Minnesota Original" Twin Cities Public Television Series

TPT  TPT interviewed Michael Birawer and features  him in their award-winning series, "MN Original".  The weekly arts series celebrates Minnesota’s  creative community, across all disciplines and all  cultures.

Michael Birawer's story and the full episode are also posted on the companion website Visitors to the site will find additional content, web exclusive videos and links to MN Original artists.

Michael Birawer Exhibition at Alki Arts in Seattle This Fall

Alki Arts
Michael Birawer has his "Seattle" works on display at Alki Arts in Alki Beach - Seattle Washington through the end of the year.

Michael Birawer will have an exhibition at Alki Arts, this December through the new year. Artist reception will take place Saturday, Dec. 8th at the gallery. Come out and meet the artist.

Art-A-Wirl® Fri. May 19th - Sun. May 20th 2012

Uptown Theater

Join us at the Michael Birawer Gallery, to introduce Michael's latest works,

Friday, May 18th  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 19th  Noon - 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 20th  Noon - 5:00 pm

Special Discount Prices on Fine Art Prints ,Posters and Magnets Available ONLY during Art-A-Whirl®

Introducing New Original Art, "Icons of Minnesota"
A collection of 8 three dimensional scenes of Minnesota. Also available in 3-D Limited Editions

Michael Birawer Keynote Speaker on "Art Day" at Northfield High School

The school will host the Missota Music and Visual Arts Festival, in which performing and visual artists from throughout the Missota Conference will convene for this annual event on April 13th. Northfield High School art teacher Katherine Norrie said students bring their work and set up a gallery, then spend the day doing hands-on activities and peer critiques. This year, Minneapolis artist Michael Birawer will be the keynote speaker. Birawer is known for painting urban landscapes in a contemporary style. Read the rest at Northfield News.

Michael Birawer's "Minnesota State Fair" Donated To Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries

Friends of Ramsey County Libraries Michael was one of 10 artists selected and on permanent display at the Roseville Library. Michael Birawer's "Minnesota State Fair" was donated by the Maguire Agency of Roseville to Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries. "With your help, many of the previously blank walls now showcase the works of talented local artists". Michael's large framed print can be found on the first floor in the children's area.

Original Art On Display at Michael Birawer Gallery

Lambeau Field     
Join us at Michael Birawer Gallery, to see his latest work, "Sunday Afternoon - Green Bay", Along with many other original paintings. Mon-Fri 10AM -2PM, or by appointment.

Michael Birawer Gallery is Available for Your Future Event

Michael Birawer Gallery

Fenway Park

Join us at our new spacious gallery in the Thorp Building. Same buliding, same floor. Enter on Central Ave at Diamond's Coffee Shoppe, go straight and take a left to the gallery. Michael Birawer Gallery is now available as a rental facility as the location for your next party or business event. Please contact us for more information.



Introducing "Fenway Park - Boston"

Original - Acrylic on hard board, 60" high x 48" wide
©2011 Michael Birawer

Michael Birawer Gallery Has a New Location

New Gallery Michael Birawer
Michael Birawer has moved his gallery to a new location within the historic Thorp Building. Suite #130 has replaced Suite #110, with the new gallery being down the hall just past Diamond's Coffee Shop, and there will be an eventual entrance on Central Ave. Grand Opening to be announced.
MN Monthly

State Fair Finds and Favorites

Minnesota Monthly Magazine August '11 features State Fair memories from favorite Minnesotans. Michael Birawer and his Minnesota State Fair are featured along with Garrison Keillor, Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, among others.

Michael Birawer Adds Scenes of Seattle

Neumos and Comet
Neumos & Comet

Pike Place Market

Michael Birawer has continued his stylistic urban approach with recent works of Seattle. The historic music clubs Neumos & Comet along with the popular attraction of Pike Place Market, are a compliment to the Seattle skyline piece, Kerry Park.

Bent Art Gallery Features Guest Artist Rachel Maxi

Bent Art Gallery is pleased to announce nationally renowned Seattle artist, Rachel Maxi, will be showing work alongside Michael Birawer through the month of July. The exhibition opened for the 2011 Art-A-Whirl®.

Called “One of Seattle’s most important realists” by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Rachel Maxi describes her form of realism as “A painter’s diary of the mundane. The magic moment when light honors the most humble and empty constructs of our environment.”

In a review of Ms. Maxi’s most recent show, “Oils on Panel” at Seattle’s Gibson Gallery, The Seattle Times wrote: “these oils on panel in Maxi's hands, have a seductively warm visual appeal.”

Ms. Maxi, who has works in the Seattle Art Museum permanent collection, will be exhibiting fine art prints of her series, “Trucks” and “Pools”, at the event.


Orchestra Hall  to Promote 2011-12 Season

Michael was commissioned by Orchestra Hall to offer his unique style in portraying Orchestra Hall as it will be rembered before the renovation is completed. Michael's representation will be featured in the 2011-12 Season campaign, including tickets and promotional materials.

The original 1972 design will get a makeover with a completion date in 2013.

Orchestra Hall


Michael Birawer Creates Custom Painting for Local Charity Autism 5K Run/Walk 2011

Autism 5K Run

Michael's contribution to the 2011 Autism 5K Run/Walk highlights the Lake Harriet Bandshell – where the Autism 5K was first held. It was created specifically for the 2011 event and donated for the event. It will be featured on the race shirt! The event will be held on Saturday, May 21st 2011. Participants can find the information here.

Also a Limited Editiion Kerry Park-Seattle will be auctioned off at the W Hotel in downtown Seattle on Feb. 26th for St. Therese School Auction 2011.

2010 Holiday Show at Bent Gallery

Thank you to all who attended Michael's annual Holiday Art Show at Bent Gallery. This year's event was a success as people were able to experience some new Twin Cities Photomontage pieces as well as Brooklyn Bridge - New York. Congratulations to Bill Ryan, who won the raffle for the framed print of Target Field!

2011 Saint Paul Almanac Features Downtown Saint Paul on Cover

2011 St Paul Almanac

Nationally celebrated artist Michael Birawer’s fanciful painting, “Downtown Saint Paul,” wraps around the cover of the 2011 Saint Paul Almanac. Birawer’s urban cityscapes reflect his interest in architecture and the energy of urban communities: “Old buildings, ornate details, decorative facades, and the bustling of people and traffic are what make the most interesting subjects to me and that is why I love to paint them,” said the artist. He says of living and working in Saint Paul that he’s impressed by its rich history and “magnificent skyline.” Birawer feels a strong connection to the city of his birth, adding, “Saint Paul is a city I never feel lost in; it is always welcoming.”

O'Gara's Latest Addition to St. Paul Collection


O'Gara's is the latest St. Paul painting. It features popular Irish bar "O'Gara's" painted on 3D wood panels.

Home of the Twins - Target Field Now Available as a Poster


Posters of the new Home of the Twins - Target Field are now available online or at any of the participating MN Twins Pro Shops around the metro area including Target Field.

Michael Birawer Expands His Collection of Landscapes

Michael Birawer has expanded his collection of urban landscapes to Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA. The new work features Kerry Park in Seattle and a unique perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge. Updated

The new has arrived. The new site features bigger screen resolution, better navigation and larger images. Pop out windows have been removed and an email subscription list has been added.

Video shot during Art-A-Whirl featuring Michael Birawer, presented by Matt Peiken of 3-Minute Egg.

Art-A-Whirl 2010 A Success

Thank you to all who helped make this year's Art-A-Whirl a success. The event held in May featured a new photomontage series by Michael as well as a sneak peek at Kerry Park - Seattle. Information for Art-A-Whirl 2011.



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