Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

A nonprofit organization

$3,075 raised by 29 donors

100% complete

$2,500 Goal

Voted  the #1 Arts District in USA Today's 2022 Readers' Choice Travel Award. 

"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"

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, a 501(c)(3) organization, is  the guardian of this city-designated “one square mile” District, home to more than 1,200 working artists!   Our mission is to catalyze the  innovative spirit  of artists through  generative  community arts  development.  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;

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

Initiatives supported by funds raised through this campaign: 

• Opportunities that amplify the work of District artists, such as our current exhibit at MSP Airport: Chroma:  A Spectrum of Beauty:

• Consultations with northeast Minneapolis developers wishing to integrate art from local artists into their building design:

•Creation of the annual Northeast Calendar (5,000 free copies featuring original art; artists are paid), the monthly e-newsletter Arts District News, and the monthly Arts Insights page in the Northeaster newspaper. 

• Public conversations with elected officials and candidates for office about their visions for the Arts District and their personal commitment to the artists who live and work here.

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The Arts District is grateful to the following eight buildings in our community who created a $2,500 challenge match - The California Building, Casket Arts, The Highlight Center, Holland, Flux Arts, The Food Building, Q.Arma, and Solar Arts.   Every dollar you donate to this campaign will be matched by these artist-centered, neighborhood buildings that ensure Northeast Minneapolis Arts District remains the #1 Arts District in the country!

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Organization name

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District


Arts & Culture

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