News // June 1, 2018

It’s Going DOWN



On Thursday, May 31 we launched the largest initiative in our history – a $14 million capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art facility at our current location. 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 begins today and 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.

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 Vollmers, Development Director, at 612-588-1148 or

In the news:

From Minnesota Public Radio: “Juxtaposition Arts has designs on a bigger, bolder future” [read more]


A rendering of the art plaza design, coming soon to JXTA’s campus.

From Star Tribune: “Juxtaposition Arts launches $14 million campaign for new home in north Minneapolis” [read more]

Star Tribune

The lot at W. Broadway and Emerson Avenue N. will be the site of Juxtaposition Arts’ new building, with a temporary art plaza opening this year in the meantime.

Thank you to the McKnight Foundation.
McKnight Foundation