• DATE: Sunday, October 26, 2014
  • TIME: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts, 1108 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411

From TruArtSpeaks:

“An opportunity to discuss the events and concerns surrounding Button Poetry’s launch of their ‘Education Initiative’ along with the role of social justice and equity in collaboration, building/forming/respecting community and the work that [TruArtSpeaks does] in the Twin Cities and abroad.”

Interested in attending? Make sure to RSVP here and read the background of the purpose for this community discussion, right here.

10-26 TruArt Speaks event

  • DATE: Wednesday, October 15-17, 2014
  • TIME: 5-8pm
  • LOCATION: Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

Join Juxtaposition Arts at Gamut Gallery in downtown Minneapolis for the opening reception of Target‘s 4th annual Curative exhibition. The event which features design and art work created by Target employees is juried by JXTA apprentices. Stick around for live screen printing from the JXTA TextileLab, music and eats. The exhibit runs through October 17, 2014. For specific times and the full details, visit Gamut Gallery’s website.

  • DATE: Friday, September 19, 2014
  • TIME: 9:30am-3pm
  • LOCATION: 2007 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411

JXTA’s Tactical Urbanism Team is joining forces with Metro Transit for Park(ing) Day. Observed internationally, Park(ing) Day is an annual event every third Wednesday in September, where citizens from different parts of the community come together to transform a parking space or two, into a temporary public place for engagement and interaction. This Friday, find us in front of our 2007 Emerson building for Park(ing) Day!

Park ING Day

From the official Park(ing) Day website: The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat.  

  • DATE: Every Thursday until October 16, 2014
  • TIME: Various times
  • LOCATION: Along Emerson and Broadway avenue in North Minneapolis

The Tactical Urbanism Team and special guests are celebrating the refreshed and new outdoor spaces around JXTA. Our campus pocket park and the recently installed parklet by the City of Minneapolis are the spots to find us at JXTA the remainder of this month and entering into October. Come engage in a new activity every Thursday. Tweet us to find out what we’re up to!

Thanks to the support of the West Broadway Area and Business Coalition for making these engagement events happen.

The Pop-up Schedule:

9/18, 2-5pm & 5:30pm
9/25, 4:30-7:30pm
10/2, 4:30-7:30pm
10/9, 2-5 & 5:30pm
10/16, 4:30-7:30pm
  • DATE: Saturday, September 13, 2014
  • TIME: 11am-3pm
  • LOCATION: 2700 E 26th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

Bring along family and friends and join with Common Ground Meditation Center to build partnerships with non-profit community partners for their 4th Annual Music Festival with free admission. Donations will be taken to support the work of a select group of non-profit organizations. Juxtaposition Arts is among the selected organizations that will receive part of the proceeds from this event.

Learn about the details of this event on their official website, Common Ground Meditation Center.

common ground event

Common Ground Meditation Center. Photo from their Facebook page.

  • DATE: Friday, September 12 - October 12, 2014
  • TIME: 7pm
  • LOCATION: The White Page Gallery

TextileLab lead instructor Lindsay Splichal is the artist in residence at the White Page Gallery. View her new works at the opening reception of FVRVVS, this Friday at 7pm. The exhibit will be showing until October 12, 2014.

Lindsay Splichal - FVRVVS

  • DATE: Friday, September 12, 2014
  • TIME: 7pm
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts, 1108 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55411

Sparked by recent news coverage on Mike Brown and Ferguson, MO, join us on our campus this Friday for a viewing of the news documentary, “Hands Up: Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement.” Presented by Freedom Radio and TV, the event will begin at 7pm with beats and an artist/community lounge conversation, followed by the viewing at 7:30pm and a Q&A discussion with filmmaker Ralph Crowder at 8:15pm. View the event flyer here.


  • DATE: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 through October
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts & Urban Homeworks

2014 Parklet Pilot Program: The program objective is to encourage pedestrian engagement with the urban environment by supporting positive streetscape activity through the creation of alternative public space.

This fall, the City of Minneapolis’ Public Works will install a seating area in two parking spots in front of JXTA’s building on Emerson Avenue North. Learn more about this project at the City of Minneapolis website.


  • DATE: September 4-7, 2014
  • TIME: Various
  • LOCATION: Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102

Roger Cummings and DeAnna Cummings of Juxtaposition Arts will contribute as keynote speakers and panel facilitators for Central Time Centric symposium on September 4-7, 2014, respectively. Full description from the Plains Art Museum:

Plains Art Museum will host Central Time Centric, a landmark symposium, on September 4-7, 2014, in Fargo, N.D. Socially engaged art has gained recent momentum, though it has long roots in community arts, social and political movements, feminist art, and more. Join a distinguished group of socially committed artists and arts leaders to build a more connected network and community of practice in the Midwest. Centric Time Centric is for Artists, arts leaders, curators, faculty, students, and others interested in exploring the role of art in social change, environmental issues, community development, and strengthened human connections.

Details and registration at www.plainsart.org. Register by August 28 to ensure your space. For questions, contact Karis Thompson, community engagement liaison, at kthompson@plainsart.org or 701.551.6101.

central time centric event

  • DATE: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  • TIME: 5:30-7:30pm
  • LOCATION: 3333 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55412

Back to School Jam








The Cleveland Neighborhood Association is hosting their final summer Party in the Park event this Wednesday, August 20th with a “Back to School” theme. You can RSVP for the party on Facebook, or simply show up. Stay for dinner, design a new backpack with JXTA youth artists and stick around for more. We hope to see you there!