Exciting Things Coming to the Corner of Emerson and West Broadway

In 2017, as winter ice and snow thawed, bricks began falling off of our building at the corner of Broadway and Emerson. The City inspector gave us two options: 1) repair the building or 2) tear it down. After talking with JXTA youth, artists, neighbors, and advisors we made a huge decision: It’s time to clear space for the future.

And that’s exactly what we’re doing.

We just launched the largest initiative in our history – a $14 million capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art facility at our current location.


To be successful, we will need everyone’s support. To learn how you can assist us in this ambitious undertaking or to make a donation, contact Kevin Winge, Development Director, at 612-588-1148 or kevin.winge@juxtaposition.org.

A new building for the future of JXTA

The new building will engage and employ even more young artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power.

This campaign will continue JXTA’s longstanding commitment to our neighborhood and in the equitable development of North Minneapolis and the West Broadway commercial corridor. In doing so, we will help build the cultural, financial, and social capital of North Minneapolis.

The $14 million will pay for the demolition of existing buildings (already begun) and the construction of a new building, the purchase of equipment and furnishings, programmatic expansion, and a reserve fund. This will be a four-year campaign that concludes on May 31, 2022.

The McKnight Foundation has made a lead gift of $1.3 million to the campaign. An additional $300,000 in donations brings our total to $1.6 million secured. JXTA’s funding will come from a variety of sources including: foundations, corporations, individuals, events, and government funding.


Making Moves

Dreaming and planning takes time, and we all know that West Broadway deserves more public space designed with youth and community in mind. So beginning this summer, with support from the Super Bowl Host Committee, we’re installing a skate-able art plaza in the empty lot in partnership with City of Skate and the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition. This will allow youth, artists, and community members to gather around creativity, innovation, health, and culture.

Skate-Able Art Plaza Update: September 2018

If you visited us during Open Streets on September 15, you may have noticed a large printed digitally-rendered image of our plans-in-progress, as well as a spray-painted guide of the forthcoming lot’s elements. If you didn’t, check out the work-in-progress concept below! Installation is set to begin Spring 2019, with demolition, wall construction, and land preparation happening Fall 2018.

Concept image: seen from above.


Relocation information:

JXTA Labs are now located around the corner at 1808 Emerson:  Textiles and Screen Printing, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, and Tactical Urbanism Labs are housed here.

The retail shop has moved into our building at 2007 Emerson, alongside our gallery and main office.

Stay Tuned

As we continue to move forward in this process, you can follow along here at juxtapositionarts.org/about/jxtacampus and follow #JXTAxCOS on instagram and Twitter.

Thank you to the McKnight Foundation.
McKnight Foundation