Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

A nonprofit organization

$2,725 raised by 23 donors

100% complete

$2,500 Goal

"The best thing about Northeast is its eclectic vibe …[it’s where] old and new Minneapolis meet. The southern portion … is filled with dive bars … around for decades, award-winning new restaurants, breweries and art studios galore that come even more alive during the annual Art-a-Whirl studio tour…The Arts District is a highly walkable area within … that offers a little of everything that makes greater Northeast the neighborhood that it is."   —The Washington Post’s Travel Section "ONE SQUARE MILE: Northeast Arts District"

 Voted in the top two for Best Arts District nationwide by USA Today readers in the USA Today 10  Best Readers Choice travel awards in 2015 and 2020.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District (501c3)'s mission is to catalyze the  innovative spirit  of artists through  generative  community arts  development.  The organization is the guardian of this city-designated “one square mile” District, home to more than 1,200 working artists!  We carry out our mission by:

• Advocating for the preservation and expansion of space used to produce art;

• Amplifying the voices and careers of artists in the District;

• Incubating arts-related projects through fiscal sponsorships; 

• Encouraging thoughtful community-connected economic growth, tourism and worldwide cultural artistic exchanges.

Recent programming examples include:   

• Mounted exhibits at the Minneapolis & Saint Paul International Airport promoting the fine art and crafts of 34 Northeast Minneapolis Arts District artists.  

• Formed a Land Trust Task Force and - working with the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota - produced policy recommendations for preserving land in the district.  Results of the study are currently being shared with elected officials, developers, and city planning staff.  

 • Fiscal-sponsored NE Sculpture | Gallery Factory, which worked with developers to integrate public art into their landscapes. NE Sculpture is assembling sculpture trails along 22nd Avenue and  Marshall Street; and between 22nd and 23rd Avenues NE near Jefferson Street.  

• Hosted candidate forums for District 60A, First and Third Wards in Minneapolis.

• Produce the annual Northeast Calendar, the monthly e-newsletter Arts District News, and the monthly Arts Insights page in the Northeaster newspaper. 

Organization Data


Organization name

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District


Arts & Culture

BIPOC community

BIPOC serving


FBO: Northeast Minneapolis Arts District P.O. Box 18398
Minneapolis, MN 55418

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