The Arts

Homewood Studios
(612) 587-0230
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Homewood Studios in North Minneapolis is an artists’ workspace and small community gallery/meeting space designed for local artists and community members in the belief that the visible presence of working artists in a neighborhood contributes to the vitality, self-image, and connectedness of that community.

The Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts
(612) 521-2600
2400 2nd Street North, Suite 303
Minneapolis MN 55411

The Lundstrum Center mission is to cultivate and nurture a love and knowledge of the performing arts. We train the aspiring artist with a three fold emphasis: dance, voice and drama. Continuing in the tradition of the founder, Dorothy Lundstrum, our approach is grounded in the principle that true beauty is a reflection of God and begins within. For those who are not professionally inclined, we utilize the performing arts as a vehicle to increase self-esteem, creativity, fitness, mental health, motor skills, and coordination.

We do this in a fun affirming atmosphere. Our classes are open to Register Now!students of all backgrounds to ensure enrichment to our surrounding communities. Work study and grants are available. The Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts is a Minnesota non-profit 501(c)3 corporation offering training in dance, voice, and drama for the experienced performer as well as the absolute beginner. All classes are taught by professional dancers, singers, or actors.

Offbeat Gallery
(612) 377-5335
1535 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Nothing could be more offbeat than six women with limited time and resources founding a gallery in North Minneapolis…but that’s precisely what we’re doing! Offbeat collaborative aims to expand the thriving Twin Cities art community by opening a venue for neighborhood residents and Twin Cities art lovers to enjoy. With a deep commitment to benefiting the local artist, Offbeat Gallery asks only a small submission fee of ten dollars for consideration of work in upcoming shows and an additional fifteen if accepted. The gallery also wants the artists to reap the majority of the monetary reward, 80% of work sold at the gallery goes to the artist. As artists earn a relatively high percentage for artwork sold, they can fairly price their work, making art more affordable to the community. Artist involvement through direct participation in the exhibition and opening is essential to the vision and success of the gallery. In tandem with the revitalization efforts on Glenwood Avenue North, Offbeat is a new cultural resource in Minneapolis’ developing Harrison neighborhood. Along with the gallery, Offbeat looks forward to offering art education to residents and providing additional opportunities for private use of gallery space to display art, play music or read current work. As artists and residents of the Harrison neighborhood, the Offbeat collaborative will change the gallery displays monthly to maintain a vibrant place to see free art.

Juxtapostion Arts
(612) 588-1148
2007 Emerson Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Juxtaposition Arts is a non-profit youth focused visual arts organization engaging audiences through its community collaborations, studio arts workshops, public mural programs and special festivals and art exhibitions.
Two visual artists founded the organization in 1995 as a means to engage artistically inclined urban youth in high quality creative experiences in ways that are practical, relevant, and life changing.

Northside Arts Collective

Northside Arts Collective was started in 2001 with a series of potluck dinners around the Northside to gather artists in conversation and to make connections. These events produced a list of nearly 300 residents who considered themselves artists of one sort or another. The common thread was this need to connect with other artists and to create events that showcase the arts in our community.

The first Board of Directors was elected in November 2005 and non-profit status was granted in March 2006. In July 2006, we set up an office at the Capri Theater and hired its first part-time Executive Director in January 2007. We now have over 200 members and are made up of individual artists, patrons, arts organizations and businesses and is supported by contributions, grants, fundraisers, membership dues, sponsorships, art sales and fees for services.

Contact Jeanne Fish, Communications Coordinator for more information.