Community Resources

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2908 Hennepin Avenue
Suite 200
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408-1954
Phone: 612.341.0755
Fax: 612.341.0902
TTY: 612.822.2956
Arts Midwest promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people's lives.


304 Landmark Center
75 West 5th Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-1414
Phone: 651-292-3249, Fax: 651-292-3258
COMPAS is a non-profit organization offering innovative programs that enhance the cultural lives of communities and schools in Minnesota. Compas offers a youth employment program and school-based interaction between artists and participants.

FORECAST Public Artworks

2324 University Ave. W, #102
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 651-641-1128, Fax: 651-641-0028
FORECAST Public Artworks is a Twin Cities-based nonprofit organization that strengthens and advances the field of public art locally, regionally and nationally. They offer consultation and facilitation services to those seeking to integrate public art into their communities.

Gallery 96 Art Center

P.O. Box 270002
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
Phone: 651-484-8710
The mission of Gallery 96 Art Center is to display the visual art of the community and to educate the community about the visual arts. The organization has two art shows per year, November and May, at the Shoreview Library.

Lake Country Pastel Society

2192 - 1st Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-426-2052, Fax: 651-426-26256
The Pastel Society seeks to unite artists interested in the pastel medium. We encourage artistic growth and development through education and sharing. We strive to create public awareness of pastels as a unique and beautiful art form.

The Loft Literary Center

1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 651-215-2575, Fax: 612-215-2576
The mission of the Loft is to foster a writing community, the artistic development of individual writers, and an audience for literature. Loft is now the nation's largest and most comprehensive literary center, offering programs and services for readers and writers.

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC)

2324 University Avenue West, Suite 114
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 651-645-0402, Fax: 651-523-6382
MRAC supports arts organizations and communities involved in projects that provide opportunities to engage in the process of creating art as well as opportunities to experience the art of others. MRAC serves audiences in Minnesota's seven-county metropolitan region through grants, services, and technical assistance to the arts communities of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

1011 Washington Ave. So. Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-215-2520, Fax: 612-215-2545
The mission of Minnesota Center for Book Arts is to engage diverse artists and learners in finding creativity, expression, and inspiration through the book arts. The artistic vision of Minnesota Center for Book Arts is to preserve the traditional crafts of bookmaking, advance the book as a vital contemporary art form, and interpret the book in its aesthetic, historic, and cultural contexts.

Minneapolis Photo Center

2400 North Second Street
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612 - 643 - 3511
The Mpls Photo Center is where photo professionals and enthusiasts alike come together to work and learn, to discover and experience, to create, exhibit and become members of this unique community dedicated to photography and all its media and processes.

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

2233 University Ave. W, Suite 355
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 651-251-0868, Fax: 651-917-3561
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) is a statewide arts advocacy organization that organizes the arts community to lobby the Minnesota State Legislature and Congress. Their mission is to ensure opportunity for all people to have access to and involvement in the arts.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

2314 University Ave. W, Ste 20
Saint Paul, MN 55114-1904
Phone: 651-642-1904, 1-800-289-1904, Fax: 651-642-1517
As Minnesota's membership association of nonprofit organizations, they work with members, foundations, businesses and government to provide the information and services Minnesota's nonprofits need.

ArtSage Minnesota

3530 Lexington Avenue North
Shoreview MN 55126
Phone: 651-766-4300
ArtSage is a connector, convener and catalyst for the field of arts and aging in Minnesota. Our vision is to foster an engaged and inspired community of older adults creating and appreciating art.

Minnesota State Arts Board

Park Square Court
400 Sibley Street, Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1928
Phone: 651-215-1600, Toll-free: (800) 8MN-ARTS, (800-866-2787)
TTY 651-215-6235, Fax: 651-215-1602
The Minnesota State Arts Board provides grants for individual artists, organizations and schools; offers publications and resource directories for download. is an online database of Minnesota artists and organizations from all disciplines. It offers to Minnesota-based artists a central gathering place on the Web and the public a new way to explore art and get to know artists. In addition to providing artists and organizations with a web page containing images and information, provides news and features about the local arts scene from a variety of sources.

Northfield Arts Guild

A non-profit organization located in Northfield, Minnesota, the Northfield Arts Guild offers year round classes and encompasses a gallery, shop, and theater as well as an art studio, dance studio, and clay studio.

Northstar Watercolor Society

NWS promotes the artistic use of water-based media* on paper surfaces. Founded in the White Bear Lake area in 1975, NWS has approximately 300 members, drawing people from the greater metropolitan area. Member privileges are: Monthly membership meetings, September through May. which include any of the following: slide shows, discussion of supplies and their sources, painting critiques or demonstrations, panel Workshops featuring locally or nationally known watercolor artists who teach unique approaches to the media are offered.

Northwest Minnesota Arts Directory

P.O. Box 58324
Minneapolis, MN 55458
Phone: 612-871-0813
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Directory is a service of the Northwest Regional Arts Council. It is a free listing of area artists, arts organizations, and organizations with arts activities.

SASE: The Write Place

711 West Lake Street, Suite 211
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-822-2500, Fax: 612-822-0095
Through classes, workshops, readings, and mentorship programs, SASE provides a stimulating environment for writers at all levels of development, including youths and adults, and offers the public the opportunity to join in the creative writing process as both audience and active participants.

Springboard for the Arts

308 Prince Street, Suite 270
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-292-4381, TTY: 651-292-3218, Fax: 651-292-4315
Springboard for the Arts is a nonprofit service organization whose mission is to provide affordable management information, consulting and training services designed to improve the business competence and confidence of independent artists and cultural organizations in the Upper Midwest.

VSA Arts of Minnesota

Hennepin Center for the Arts
528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite # 305
Minneapolis MN 55403.
Phone: 612-332-3888, TTD/TTY: 612-332-3888, Fax: 612-305-0132.
VSA stands for Vision, Strength, and Access. VSA arts of Minnesota promotes quality, accessible arts experiences for people with all types of disabilities.

Wisconsin State Arts Board

101 East Wilson Street, First Floor
Madison, WI 53702
Phone: 608-266-0190, Fax: 608-267-0380, TDD 608-267-9629
The mission of the Wisconsin State Arts Board is to take a leadership role in enhancing the appreciation of and ensuring the continued vitality of the arts in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Arts Board is committed to creating an environment of free expression and open interpretation in which the arts can flourish, and to preserving the heritage and multiplicity of artistic standards of the state's cultural groups.

Women's Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM)

550 Rice Street
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-292-1188
WARM provides opportunities to experience and value women's contributions to the visual arts through exhibitions and education. WARM encourages women artists to form a web of support to provide opportunities in exhibition, networking, mentoring and education to assist each other in achieving their personal and professional goals.