• DATE: Thu. Mar. 19, 2015
  • TIME: 5:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Emerson Gallery

Place: Emerson Gallery, 2007 Emerson Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Date: Part One: Thursday, March 19, 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:

Maisy Anderson-Murre
Aislinn Mayfield
Hawwa Youngmark
Virdell Brown

Free event; all are welcome to attend.


  • DATE: Thu. Mar. 19, 2015
  • TIME: 12:00 am

End of Spring Visual Art Literacy Training (VALT)

News // March 9, 2015

The 2015 Community Impact Awards we were nominated for by Minnesota Business Magazine was a great opportunity to share our story and learn of other organizations, companies and people doing work that creates a lasting effect on our neighborhood, our community, and our Twin Cities.

Watch the video created by the talented Ladd Films of the nominees Cookie Cart,Tech Dump and us in the category of Social Enterprise. We’re so proud to do this work.

  • DATE: Sat. Feb. 21, 2015
  • TIME: 6:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Burnet Art Gallery at Chambers, The Luxury Art Hotel

Including work from artist and #JXTATextiles instructor Lindsay Splichal.

Description from the official website:

I AM KXNDNESS is an art show in which money is of no value. All of the artworks being shown will be available only by performing acts of kindness – ranging from playing with animals at a shelter to volunteering at a nursing home to assisting a gallery during open hours. Each work of art will have a designated kindness chosen by the artist. To “purchase” the works the patron will put their name into a bowl next to the work of art they are wishing to obtain. At the end of the evening a name will be drawn from each bowl and that is the person who will receive the artwork once the designated act of kindness is completed.”

All of the details here.

  • DATE: Sat. Feb. 21, 2015
  • TIME: 5:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Marquette Plaza

On Saturday, February 21, take part in the inaugural MPLS Lantern Fest from 5-8pm. Participants of lantern creation workshops from all over the Twin Cities will come together to Light the Winter Night starting at 6pm at the Marquette Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. Take a lantern home with you afterwards.

Find all of the details here.

  • DATE: Wed. Feb. 18, 2015
  • TIME: 7:30 am
  • LOCATION: Red Stag Supperclub

Pollen brings together Nonprofits Assistance Fund executive director Kate Barr along with her mentor and mentees including JXTA executive director DeAnna Cummings at the 2015 Work Redux. An interchange that sparks discussion, Work Redux drives action that “brings individuals across diverse areas of thought leadership to discuss how the workforce, which was historically designed around a male breadwinner, needs to be reexamined to support a new era of increasingly female leadership.”

Read the backstory here. And read more on the EventBrite page.

News // February 16, 2015

We rocked the lantern fest workshop at our 1108 building. Light, color, good music and best of all, good to see all of you.

Remember: on Saturday, February 21, take part in the inaugural MPLS Lantern Fest from 5-8pm. Participants of lantern creation workshops from all over the Twin Cities will come together to Light the Winter Night starting at 6pm at the Marquette Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. Take a lantern home with you afterwards. Find all of the details here.

In the meantime, see snapshots of a fun night with JXTA apprentices, staff and friends and neighbors like you. Thanks for coming and we hope to see you back at JXTA soon!


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We want to give a shout out to the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and the Minneapolis Downtown Council for creating this event and making this workshop possible.

  • DATE: Thu. Feb. 12, 2015
  • TIME: 5:00 pm
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts

The first ever Mpls Lantern Fest will Light the Winter Night on February 21 from 5 pm – 8 pm in Downtown Minneapolis. Come take part in the festivities, complete with illuminated lanterns, music, food and more. Or participate and be a part of the experience: bring friends and family of all ages and abilities to a free lantern making workshop.

Juxtaposition Arts invites you to come to a lantern-building workshop and open house on the JXTA campus on Thursday, Feb. 12. Work with JXTA apprentices and neighbors to build your own paper lantern (we’ll teach you how!). Take a tour of campus, see the latest gallery exhibition with new artwork by JXTA apprentices, and learn about art and design training and employment opportunities for young people ages 10 to 21.

Then come to Mpls Lantern Fest on Feb. 21, where workshop participants will convene with their illuminated lanterns to join in a movement of light beginning at 6 pm. The lantern you make is yours to take home afterwards.

FREE. All ages and abilities welcome; supplies are provided. Stop by any time between 5 and 8 p.m.

For more info on this event, visit the Minneapolis Downtown Council‘s website.

News // December 30, 2014

Youth apprentices laying pavers this past fall at a pocket park designed by JXTA EnviroLab for the Common Bond affordable housing development on West Broadway.

Dear JXTA Supporter,

Thank you so much. We’re grateful for your donations, partnership, go-aheads, and good words. Your investment in Juxtaposition Arts sustains all of us – students, apprentices, instructors, staff and board members alike.

We started the #JXTAGive100 campaign last month, with a goal to inspire 100 people to support 100 youth artists by the end of 2014. You stepped up and we surpassed our goal. To date, 102 of you invested in #JXTAGIVE100. When your contribution joins forces with our mission and a young artist’s ingenuity, this triune produces outstanding accomplishments.

I’m proud of what young artists at JXTA have done this year, from addressing transit and public health issues through placemaking, to designing public artbranding events and spaces and collaborating with government, non-profit partners and local galleries, and more.

So why stop at 102? Let’s keep going, keep sharing and keep giving. Before the end of the year, if you value what we do at JXTA and have not made a financial contribution yet, I hope you’ll take this opportunity to action your beliefs. You can donate here or share this message with someone.

You not only help us make this work possible, but you also help sustain it, everyday. You’ve inspired us to reach higher in the coming year. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate the support you have given us towards our vision and for 2015.

Have a BIGGER and BOLDER New Year,

Roger Cummings, Artistic Director at JXTA

News // December 23, 2014

This past October, creative agency Knock, Inc partnered with us to create ornaments for the 2014 White House tree lighting through the Pathway of Peace project. Take a look at the video our friends at Knock created of the experience. In the meantime, we wish you Happy Holidays from all of us at JXTA!