NE Minneapolis Arts District
Northeast Minneapolis Arts District
The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District and the Arts District Committee are both outcomes of the Arts Action Plan, published in 2002. The AAP — a 15-year plan with recommendations and objectives to maintain a commitment to the arts and artists of the area — was compiled after the completion of an extensive assessment and study of community partner needs.
In February 2003, the city of Minneapolis designated the area of Northeast Minneapolis bordered by Broadway Ave. NE, 26th Ave. NE, Central Ave. NE, and the Mississippi River as the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.
Support of the Community
The Arts Action Plan was made possible with the support of many dedicated individuals, a few regional agencies, NEMAA, Northeast Community Development Corporation, and local businesses. The planning process was funded by the McKnight Foundation, Shamrock Properties, Hillcrest Development, Wells Fargo Bank and General Mills.
Serving Northeast Minneapolis
The Arts Action Plan serves the community of Northeast Minneapolis (approximately 33,000 constituents) and several bordering neighborhoods. According to the Chamber of Commerce literature, the NE area—just north across the river from downtown Minneapolis—is “known for its industrial and immigrant heritage.” The face of Northeast is changing as artists leave the gentrified Minneapolis warehouse district to purchase homes and to establish professional studios in warehouses of Northeast. The results mean that Northeast remains family-friendly while receiving revitalization through artists’ involvement.
Currently managed by a volunteer NE Arts District Committee and fiscally managed by the Northeast Community Development Corporation. Additional support provided by Northeast CDC staff, NEMAA, Clay Squared to Infinity, Altered Esthetics, and the Northeast Chamber of Commerce.
For more information about these initiatives, please visit the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District facebook site while the new website is under construction.