Canvas Convergence Art Gallery

Location

The Shops at West End
1632 West End Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Hours

Wed – Sat: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact

612-296-1143

Canvas Convergence is a pop-up 3D experiential art gallery featuring interactive 3D illusion murals. The art is ever changing. Sit in a nest filled with dinosaur eggs – but watch out for their parents. Dine at a table for two in the streets of an Italian village. Or maybe dangle on the edge of an ice ravine! Come interact and pose with these unique pieces of art. The artwork is wheelchair accessible and some of the pieces will incorporate audio for those with visual impairments.

A dedicated classroom space offers classes in the creative field, including painting, drawing, mandalas, movie makeup 101, writing, stained glass, mindfulness and more. The space also includes a gift shop full of amazing art and products.

Admission to the gallery is free. A $10 donation to the artists is suggested. There is a fee for classes.

The gallery will be open through the end of 2024.

Featured Artists

Shawn McCann (Crystal, MN)
As an artist, and Founder of Canvas Convergence, Shawn McCann has been featured at numerous street painting festivals throughout the us and overseas and has worked on projects such as exhibition-sized pieces and corporate clients. His work has won numerous awards, been an NEA grant recipient, and is held in private and public collections, and has also been featured twice at the LA Times Festival of Books as a featured illustrator. Shawn was one of the few American artists chosen to participate in the Dubai Canvas, one of the most prestigious street art festivals in the world, and currently organizes 10 street art festivals throughout the Midwest. Shawn has also been one of the artists featured at the San Francisco Museum of Illusions.

Chris Carlson (Denver, CO)
Chris Carlson is a professional street painter from Denver, Colorado. Chris specializes in anamorphic 3D street paintings. He has been practicing this artform around the country for over 10 years. Chris’s art is influenced by aliens, bulldogs, video games and comic books. He always hopes to surprise viewers with his characters and 3D designs.

Naomi Haverland (Florida)
Naomi Haverland’s lifelong passion for art has led her to become an expert of both large scale murals and street painting, which she has been creating since 2011. Her unique style combines humor and hyper-realism to create stunning, lifelike images that capture the imagination of her audience. Her works have been commissioned by renowned companies such as Harley Davidson, 7eleven, Amazon, Microsoft, Coors and Skittles. Although originally from Denver, Naomi has recently relocated to Florida.

Allison Severson (Minnesota)
Allison Severson, the owner and operator of Creative Alley LLC, is a painting business that adds vibrant hues and artistic flair to any surface. With an array of mediums and substrates at her disposal, she breathes life into interior and exterior walls, ceilings, streets, parking lots, fences, sculptures, canvas, and so much more. Allison has assisted with many large scale ceiling murals at Minnesota’s Largest Candy store in Jordan, MN, a mural for Pet Evolution on Grand Ave in St. Paul, and numerous others.

Leeana Wurzer (Delano, MN)
LeAnna Wurzer is a mom, a farmer, and a self-taught artist and freelance oil painter from Delano, MN. She provides a wide range of original oil paintings, genuine archival-quality prints, and many varieties of custom artwork to clients, as well as farm-fresh chicken eggs and a bale of hay or two. Within the last year, LeAnna took a giant leap out of her comfort zone and dove headfirst into the colorful world of street art, chalkfests, and muralism without a second thought, and continues to “wow” herself by successfully doing what she assumed she couldn’t.