Starting next Friday, the St. Paul Art Crawl is an event that allows artists to display their work to the public. It will be held in galleries in a number of different buildings throughout St. Paul. See the website for details. The link provided is for the official site, which is somewhat simple and minimal, but there is a lovely artist Gallery Archive that you should check out to whet your appetite for art with a local flavor.
For more information: http://www.stpaulartcrawl.org/