Dec
12
  • DATE: Fri. Dec. 12, 2014
  • TIME: 4:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Pop-up on Broadway

The West Broadway Business Coalition is hosting and facilitating a holiday themed pop-up boutique this Friday and Saturday, December 12-13, 2014. Area businesses along and nearby West Broadway including our TextileLab, will make their goods and services available for purchase in the old Credit Union space. Our collective goal is to encourage community-based shopping among residents, workers and visitors, to promote local economic growth. Find out more information about the participating vendors on WBC’s Facebook page.

Dec
12
  • DATE: Friday, December 12 & Saturday, December 13, 2014
  • TIME: 4pm-8pm and 10am-6pm
  • LOCATION: 1101 West Broadway in North Minneapolis. (Old Credit Union space)

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The West Broadway Business Coalition is hosting and facilitating a holiday themed pop-up boutique this Friday and Saturday, December 12-13, 2014. Area businesses along and nearby West Broadway including our TextileLab, will make their goods and services available for purchase in the old Credit Union space. Our collective goal is to encourage community-based shopping among residents, workers and visitors, to promote local economic growth. Find out more information about the participating vendors on WBC’s Facebook page.

Dec
12
  • DATE: Friday, December 12, 2014
  • TIME: 6pm-9pm
  • LOCATION: Burnet Art Gallery at Chambers, the Luxury Art Hotel
    901 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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VALT instructor Drew Peterson‘s opening reception for WATERWORKS falls on Friday, December 12, 2014, from 6-9pm. Don’t miss it at the Burnet Gallery in Minneapolis!

Nov
13
  • DATE: Thursday, November 13, 2014
  • LOCATION: Check out the Juxtaposition Arts page on GiveMn.org

The time has nearly arrived for Give to the Max Daythe annual charitable giving event put on by Give MN on Thursday, November 13, 2014. And this Give to the Max Day, we’re taking part in it

Our goal is to inspire 100 givers to invest in 100 youth artists. At Juxtaposition Arts, young artists are supported in our programs to connect with and develop their passion, talents and promise to improve their lives and spark creative community change. Now is your opportunity to support youth artists along with us.

Here’s how you can help us reach our goal this year:

1. Setup a reminder. Jot a note down on your calendar, or in your phone to give on November 13. Ready to give right now? We love it – you can start giving today, on the Juxtaposition Arts’ GiveMN page.

2.  Give. Your contribution to Juxtaposition Arts is a direct investment in these young leaders; a gift in any amount makes a very great impact.

3. Spread the word. We’re using #JXTAGive100 to share our message and campaign and we encourage you to use it, too!

Thank you for supporting youth on their journey to become makers, leaders and doers!

WATCH: “VALT: The first step.”

VALT Outside

News // October 29, 2014
BY: JXTA

Juxtaposition Arts went to Gamut Gallery in downtown Minneapolis for the opening reception of Target‘s 4th annual Curative exhibition in October.

The event, which featured design and art work created by Target employees, was juried by JXTA Contemporary Art apprentices and the branding for this years event was designed by GraphicLab apprentice Patricia Ghost. Check out snapshots from the evening that along with 2d art displayed in the gallery, featured a musical mix of Afro-beat, funk and eighties pop & soul by Gamut Gallery co-owner James Patrick, live screenprinting of posters and totes by the TextileLab and food from Hola Arepa.

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Oct
26
  • 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.

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Oct
15
  • 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.

News // October 1, 2014
BY: JXTA

In September, the City of Minneapolis’ Public Works department launched their Parklet Pilot Program in three commercial corridors in Minneapolis.

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A 2014 Parklet installed on Emerson in North Minneapolis.

One of the parklets is positioned in front of the 2007 Emerson building here at JXTA, at the intersection of Emerson and Broadway. The parklet consists of movable café chairs and tables. It is surrounded by planter boxes with an arrangement of assorted flowers and plants set upon a 32×6 wooden deck. A simple idea and design that carries great impact.

Considered a temporary space to “encourage pedestrian engagement in the urban environment,” JXTA’s Artistic Director Roger Cummings observes that the pilot fundamentally and physically addresses issues of modifying accessibility to appropriate seating and relaxing in the area. “The parklet is programmed in a way to dovetail what we like to do: organizing people and activating space,” he says.

On Broadway, where there’s plenty of pedestrian activity, on-street seating areas are not a common occurence. For Cummings, the pilot doesn’t strike him as a “fly-by-night transient urban hippy-esque placemaking thing,” but rather a pop-up intervention in a non-traditional space.

“I have read feedback that Broadway and Emerson just sticks out,” he explains of reactions he’s come across since the parklet’s installation. “But when the [Northside] bus shelters do not provide an ample and respectful way to seat and gather and host neighbors, students commuting to school, people who are getting groceries, elders, and people with children, an intervention such as the parklet addresses those accessibility needs in a tangible and immediate way.”

EXTRA: Check out a time lapse video of the construction of a parklet.

Sep
19
  • 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!

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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.  

Sep
18
  • 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