Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

A nonprofit organization

$1,425 raised by 23 donors

14% complete

$10,000 Goal

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center's mission is to inspire hands, hearts, and minds through art forms produced by heat, spark, or flame. CAFAC fills a unique niche in Minneapolis-St. Paul arts ecosystem, with a focus on art forms that include blacksmithing, enameling, glass, jewelry making, metal casting, neon, welding and metal fabrication, and more! 

The pillars of our work are arts education, artist support, and public art.

Together, they provide a platform for building community resources and creating social impact.

  • We provide an array of classes open to anyone with an interest, from absolute beginners to master artisans, and youth to adult. 
  • We partner with other community organizations to widen our reach and break down barriers to participation in our programs. 
  • We support artists through studio access programs, the equipment and support they need to develop their craft, and a gallery that provides regular opportunities to show and sell work.
  • We create public artworks in partnership with artists and organizations, with a focus on projects that support emerging artists and work that amplifies under-represented voices.


Your contributions help us do hot stuff like provide scholarships, launch new programs, and keep our shop maintained and well-equipped.

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Organization name

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

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Arts & Culture Education Community


3749 Chicago Avenue
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55407-2533



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