With Artspace located here, Minnesota has seen outsize benefits, as shown in these 11 completed projects and one that’s underway. That’s about one-third of all Artspace projects nationwide.



Franklin Arts Center

Opened: 2008 in a former junior high.

Space: Mixed-use facility with 25 affordable live/work units for artists and their families.



Washington Studios

Opened: 1996 in a former junior high.

Space: 39 live/work units; shares space with a city-run community center.



Kaddatz Artist Lofts

Opened: 2004 in a former hotel.

Space: A three-story building with 10 live/work units on the upper two floors.



Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Av. S.

Opened: 2011 in the former Shubert Theater.

Space: 505-seat theater plus 10 dance studios, and administrative space for 20 nonprofit groups.


Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art

250 3rd Av. N.

Opened: 1995 in a historic warehouse.

Space: 23 studios for working artists, plus offices that includes, including Artspace’s headquarters.


Jackson Flats

901 18th Av. NE.

Opened: 2013.

Space: Newly built lofts with 35 units for artists and their families.


Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

3749 Chicago Av. S.

Opened: 2010 in a former silent movie theater.

Space: Center offers classes and a gallery, plus studio space that artists can rent.


Grain Belt Studios

77 & 79 13th Av. NE.

Opened: 2005 in the Grain Belt brewery’s former bottling house and warehouse.

Space: 49 artist studios.


Green Homes North

2500 Plymouth Av. N.

Opening: Expected in 2014.

Space: Four single-family homes.



Northern Warehouse Artists’ Cooperative

308 Prince St.

Opened: 1990.

Space: Upper four floors include 52 live/work units for artists. Lower two floors are commercial space with galleries, nonprofit organizations and the Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar.


653 Artist Lofts

653 Galtier St.

Opened: 1992 in an old clothing factory.

Space: 36 live/work units for artists.


Tilsner Artists’ Cooperative

300 Broadway Av.

Opened: 1993 in a century-old warehouse.

Space: 66 live/work units for artists.