Textile Center

A nonprofit organization

960 donors

Enhancing our expanded spaces to better serve our community of artists and makers

Textile Center is bustling these days. Our programming is returning to pre-pandemic levels, and lots of activity is filling the additional rooms we acquired when our long-time tenant, the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, relocated to its new home.

This year we doubled the footprint of our retail shop, and have an additional two classrooms to serve even more artists and makers. We established a new community lounge for our patrons – a spot to hang out and create, read, and connect with others.

Last year our Give to the Max Day (GTMD) donors helped cover our costs to put a fresh coat of paint in our new spaces, take down a wall to expand our retail shop, and invest in new furniture for the lounge.

This year we want to build on the progress from last year’s GTMD giving. This year we have set a goal to raise $18,000 to support two improvements for our facility:

  • $12,000 will help us purchase 12 “Flip & Nest” tables for our new classrooms. Not only will these tables last us for years to come but will be safer and easier for staff and guilds to set up, and allow greater flexibility to accommodate a wide range of events and needs. By making a gift of $1,000 (the price of each table), we invite you to dedicate the table in honor or memory of a loved one or express gratitude to a textile guild or organization. A plaque will be installed on each table. If you are making a dedication gift (or assembling a gift with other donors), please contact Karl at kreichert@textilecentermn.org and he will work with you on the language for the table plaque.
  • A gift of any size will also support our $6,000 investment to replace all fluorescent lighting at Textile Center with LED. While the total project cost is $26,000, all but $6,000 is being funded through an Xcel Energy rebate, as well as support from the City of Minneapolis Green Cost Share Program and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. This lighting update will result in more than $4,000 in annual energy cost savings, helping us to reduce Textile Center’s carbon footprint!

As of 1:45 pm today, Thursday, November 16, we met our $11,000 match assembled by our Board of Directors. We're nearing our $18,000 GTMD goal.

You help Textile Center thrive, and we are grateful for your generosity. Your support will help us make some needed changes that will improve visitors’ experiences and keep the environment top of mind.

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Textile Center

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Arts & Culture Education


3000 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414



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