2019 St Paul Fall Art Crawl

Oct 11-13, 2019 – Sep 2, 2019


CartAnima will be one of the artists representing Creator’s Space at St Paul Art Crawl this fall.

Get schedules, directions and sponsor details at the Art Crawl website.


2019 Minnesota State Fair

Aug 22– Sep 2, 2019

Building on last year’s success, this year Diego will be presenting two pieces at the Minnesota State Fair: one at the Creative Activities papier-mâché competition and another at the Fine Arts competition.

Check out the Fair’s Creative Activities and de Fine Art pages for details!

Update: The gentle and fair judges of the Fine Arts event moved along our goat through the phase two gates, securing its placement at the Fine Arts building.  Our goat was herself very excited and said it best when she celebrated with a long “baaaaa!”  Come to the MN State Fair to see her live! 

Update #2: Uno, our evolution piece earned a first prize (blue ribbon) in the Creative Arts Papier-mâché category.  Congratulations, Uno!!!

2019-20 Lowertown First Fridays

Aug 2019 – Apr 2020

CartAnima will be participating in St Paul’s Lowertown First Fridays to connect with other artists and help draw more traffic to this vibrant neighborhood.  Come and take a closer look at CartAnima’s creations the first Friday of every month between August of 2019 and April of 2020.

More detail at  

2019-20 Creator’s Space

Jul 2019 – Apr 2020

CartAnima joins St Paul’s own Creator’s Space!  As part of that artist collective Diego will participate in the a Pop-Up Creators Event in August and will offer two classes:

          •  Just Begin Papier-mâché class
          •  Advanced Papier-mâché class

CartAnima will also have a few pieces at the Creator’s Space Member’s Gallery and throughout the Creator’s Cup café.

Visit Creator’s Space at  

Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll Exhibit @ Kristi Abbot
Jun 13 – Jul 31, 2019


Come and attend CartAnima’s Gallery debut at Kristi Abbott Gallery & Studio as Diego join’s Kristi present a colorful, wild, Rock & Roll fueled exhibition.  This show attempts a brilliant homage to the sixties and all its glory sure to illicit flashbacks to this influential, bygone era that impacted the music and culture of today.  

There are three ways to enjoy this exhibit:

  • Regular gallery visits: After the opening day, there is no cost to visit the gallery.
  • Opening Reception: Enjoy refreshments, live entertainment and take with you an exclusive art print from Kristi’s fabulous work. The VIP reception is just $25 (July 13 @ 7-9 PM).  You can also join after 9PM for only $5.
  • A Night With the Artists: Attend a catered dinner on Thursday July 11th from 6 to 9 PM with both artists and a guest speaker.  Event tickets are $50.  

Also as part of this exhibit, CartAnima is planning a papier-mâché demo on Saturday, July 13th from 1pm to 3pm (open to the public) and a papier-mâché workshop on Saturday, July 20th from 10am to 2pm. 

For tickets to these events follow this link.

2018 Minnesota State Fair

Aug 23 – Sep 3, 2018

Diego’s Giraffe will be displayed at the Creative Activities Exhibition participating in the Papier-mâché category.  Visit the great Minnesota get-together, grab some cookies and something on a stick and swing by the Creative Activities building to score a live sighting of the Giraffe!

Check out the Fair’s Creative Activities page for details!

Update: Our Giraffe earned a first prize (blue ribbon) in the Creative Arts Papier-mâché category and a first prize (purple ribbon) in the Decorative Crafts category