Art Jones Gallery was one of the very first "pop-up" galleries in Minnesota. It's was born in the early nineties and lodged itself for short periods in warehouse spaces and storefronts across northeast and south Minneapolis. One of it's big hits was "Nuestra Frida", Grupo Soap del Corazon's response to the Walker Art Center's Frida Kahlo show (Art Jones Gallery produced the show: see below"). Another was an installation solo show by photographer/sculptor/painter/film maker Mark Wojahn. And, of course, there was the ever popular exhibit "Art Jone's Greatest Hits, a compendium of great work by great local artists such as Frank Gaard and Melissa Stang that happened in the Ancient Traders Market building on East Franklin Avenue.
Art Jones Gallery rose from the netherlands whenever the gods called down to this world and solicited help amongst mortals in re-enchanting the world. Future shows might include a solo show of Chilean artist Amaru, an international invitational postcard group show entitled "Erotica, Politica, Mystica", a solo show of the Mexican artists Los Hermanos Flores, another group show called "A Long Short History of Funk in Minnesota" centered around old art amigos Dick Brewer, Al Wadzinski, W.C. Wormley, and Dougie Padilla, and a one photo exhibit by Syrian artist Osama Esid. (Art Jones Gallery is currently in hiatus. It may reocurr the summer of 2016 in Pepin, WI.)