Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

A nonprofit organization

$6,111 Raised by 41 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"

 The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is home to hundreds of artists whose studios and storefronts make it a destination for travelers and a coveted place to live and/or work.

The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District board members are the guardians and voice of this city-designated “one square mile” District. We advocate for preserving and expanding space used to produce art.  We support and promote artists, arts and culture, incubate arts-related projects, encourage thoughtful community-connected economic growth, tourism and worldwide cultural artistic exchanges.

Thanks to Mike Vennewitz, in honor of State Representative Diane Loeffler, all donations made before noon Thursday, Nov. 19 were matched dollar for dollar. Another match of $500 from the Arts District Board of Directors and Mike is available up to $500 or 8 p.m. tonight (Nov. 19) Contributions of $75 or more will be entered into a drawing at 8 p.m. November 19 for a Water Taxi outing worth $70 (Mississippi cruise for up to 6 people for about an hour). Here's what your contributions will support:

 Programs and Activities:  

  • Hosting hard-hitting public forums with candidates and elected officials on issues such as gentrification and creative sustainability; Advocating for additional affordable maker space and ensuring the arts and creative economy play a central role in all neighborhood developments;
  • Promoting artists’ work through social media channels, Arts Insights (a monthly feature in our local Northeaster newspaper) and exhibits, such as the MSP International Airport exhibits launching January 2021
  • Exploring, with the public, the practical applications of arts – in development, education, health, healing and more, through PechaKucha Nights that have been known to bring people to tears of understanding.

 Funds raised from the 2020 Give to the Max Day will magnify the work of visionary volunteers, keeping the proverbial lights on while building stronger leadership through wise application of occasional, strategic paid hands. USA Today readers voted Northeast Minneapolis Arts District #1 in 2015, and we’ve been visited as a model ever since. We know the world is watching and learning. Help us keep getting it right!

$450 buys a zoning appeal, or an hour a day for a month of daily social media posting.

$250 supports a month of website maintenance and development

$150 helps with story-board printing

$100 buys snacks for the public attending a forum

$50 supports the PechaKucha license

$25 buys a box of envelopes

Any amount counts! Thank you for your support.

Organization Information

Name

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

Address

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

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