• DATE: Tue. Jun. 16, 2015
  • TIME: 9:00 am

Session #1: June 16 – July 10, 2015 meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9am-12pm.

*Holiday break starts on June 29 – July 3, 2015.

  • DATE: Sat. Jun. 13, 2015
  • TIME: 9:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center
Last year, Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) created a small fleet of Mobile Engagement Units and brought it to Northern Spark. These artist-designed and built bikes sport a variety of features to create bright and welcoming places in public space: light, sound, bubbles, portable seating, and table-top surfaces for art-making and games (dominos, chess, cards, etc.). 

This year, we will build on this work and return to the Northern Spark festival with an expanded fleet. We’re bringing back the bikes and bike trailers, pedaled by JXTA Tactical Urbanism youth apprentices and staff, that invite you to play a game, strike up a conversation, dance, make art and much more.

Our Locations and Times:

9 pm-11 pm:  Convention Center Plaza
11-midnight: Peavey Plaza
midnight-2 am: Guthrie Plaza

Northern Spark is an all-night arts festival that lights up Minneapolis on June 13, 2015. Follow the festival (and share your experience) using the hashtag #nspk and #MobileJXTA

  • DATE: Mon. Jun. 8, 2015
  • TIME: 12:00 am

Portfolio progression + collaborative exercises + individual development through technical drawing skills.

A youth artist’s first venture into the world of JXTA begins with the Visual Art Literacy Training course, also known as VALT. Participants develop the technical drawing skills necessary to be hired and succeed as apprentices in a JXTALab or Studio.

  • DATE: Wed. Jun. 3, 2015
  • TIME: 7:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Marin Restaurant and Bar

This spring/summer, artwork from Juxtaposition Arts apprentices and instructors will be featured in Made Here MN’s Intersections, an urban walking gallery comprised of 30 “window showcases”, in the center of downtown Minneapolis.

Featuring work from local Minnesota artists, the goal is to encourage pedestrian curiosity and exploration of low-traffic and leasable spaces along the thoroughfare of Hennepin avenue.

Peep the full press release on the Hennepin Theater Trust’s website. Find more info on the June 3rd launch event at Marin Restaurant and walking tours, here.

Made Here MN intersections logo master

  • DATE: Sat. May. 30, 2015
  • TIME: 8:00 am
  • DATE: Thu. May. 28, 2015
  • TIME: 5:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts

5-28 Activating co-building design comm ed

  • DATE: Mon. May. 25, 2015
  • TIME: 8:00 am
  • DATE: Thu. Apr. 2, 2015
  • TIME: 5:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Emerson Gallery

Place: Emerson Gallery, 2007 Emerson Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Date: Part Two, Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 5-7pm; brief talk at 6pm

Juxtaposition Arts invites you to the Contemporary Art Studio‘s first exhibitions of 2015. The works in this exhibition reflect a progression of the artists original concepts, then translated with elevated value, story & meaning that employ distinct formats and materials.

Featured artists:

Canaan Ray-Strong
Rochelle Lund
Jahliah Holloman
Carmela Simione
Kayla Baribeau
Isabella Morse
Camila Merino

Free event; all are welcome to attend.


  • DATE: Mon. Mar. 30, 2015
  • TIME: 12:00 am

JXTALabs Spring Break.

  • DATE: Sat. Mar. 21, 2015
  • TIME: 9:00 am
Official description from the City of Minneapolis:
The nonconference theme – Creative Engagement and Action using arts and placemaking – is an in-depth look at creative engagement strategies and creative placemaking. Participants will be immersed into a experiential atmosphere where they will gain the skills and strategies to take creative placemaking techniques back to their own community and do it from start to finish.
The nonConference aims at enabling participants to:

  • Gain practical skills and tools to improve engagement and planning efforts;
  • Explore common challenges that most small organizations face;
  • Share ideas and approaches used to address challenges and bring solutions; and
  • Meet others, build new relationships and “broaden the table” around common goals and interests
Our exhibit will feature products and services from the JXTALabs, including Environmental Design, Tactical Urbanism, Textiles and Screenprinting, Graphic Design and Public Art. We will bring both examples of past work and opportunities for people to experience elements of our engagement strategies and art and design practices.