Mark Your Calendars for Minnesota

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Minnesota's Walker Art Center was one of the first institutions to nurture and support net artists, and now, in partnership with the McKnight Foundation, they've come up with another project to encourage creatives. It's a web site, called mnartists.org, with the stated goal to be a resource for Minnesota artists and enthusiasts. The site is kicking things off with multimedia and multiplatform bash on December 5 that will include an exhibition, party, and, for Net Art News readers, a webcast studio visit with more than 250 Minnesotan artists. For those who have never visited the Nordic, cold, friendly and sophisticated mid-Western state, the site expects to provide varied entrees into its art scene. -- Rachel Greene