Loretta Day

A native of Norfolk, Va., Day studied  Fine Arts at Norfolk State University in the late 70’s – early 80’s. Soon after college Day relocated to the Twin Cities to pursue her career freelancing as a portrait artist, in addition to completing a 2 year Commercial Arts Program at Minneapolis Technical Institute. 

Throughout the past two decades, Ms. Day has since worked in numerous art oriented community events as well as various programs through the Minneapolis Schools and Parks Programs where she has taught art to students in the Twin Cities metro area. Day also have experiences in float building and design. She has designed floats that were entered into Rondo Days Parade (1st Place Winner – 1997), Juneteenth, Hope Community and the Heart of the Beast’s Mayday Parade. Ms. Day love for the Fine Arts have enabled her to explore many levels of creativity and exploration into the world of art of which include photography, drawing, paper mache sculpture and painting.

Day is currently the Art Coordinator of the local art group TAWU (The Art Within Us), a collaborative group of artists of color based in South Minneapolis which she displays her art with throughout the TC metro area. Day’s work has been displayed at Pillsbury, Augsburg College, 3M Company, Honeywell, Hennepin County Medical Center, Hennepin County Government Center, Minneapolis Foundation, General Meals, UROC, Emerge and Obsidian Gallery to name a few.

Artist Statement

As a Fine Artist, painting is my absolute favorite category. My career started as a portrait artist and my style is photo-realism. I like having the ability to “recreate” an already existing image. However, I have developed a passion for abstract images. I love the challenge of creating images that have never been seen before, an image that has been created by my inner spirit… something I can truly claim as my own.”

Contact: daylo54@aol.com