Creative Apprenticeships in the Arts

In addition to talented artists and design professionals, we employ North Minneapolis youth who are training in various creative fields.

Once JXTA students reach a level of mastery in Visual Art Literacy Training, they may apply for a paid apprentice position and work with professional artists in graphic design, screenprinting, environmental design, contemporary arts or public art studios.

This multi-disciplinary approach allows our apprentices to work with real clients to produce:

  • custom t-shirts and apparel items,
  • logo, flyer and poster designs,
  • original artwork for displaying or marketing ideas,
  • live art demos for events, and
  • innovative environmental art installations.

JXTALab is the production arm of Juxtaposition Arts and an engine of economic and social development for the organization and for North Minneapolis.

We provide multiple art and design services that provide iconic and memorable experiences for customers and customers’ audiences/clients/staff/guests. These same services are available to individual consumers and can be purchased on an à la carte basis.

Through the JXTALab apprentice program, youth build their resumes, develop their artistic portfolios, and are mentored to apply to college, start their own business or find work in a creative field. By partnering with JXTA, you are making a lasting impact on our community and on tomorrow’s creative leaders.

JXTALab Services include:

FALL SESSION: September 10th – Dec. 20th

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays | 4:30-7:30PM
Saturdays | Hours Vary

WINTER SESSION: January 7th – March 30th

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays | 4:30-7:30PM
Saturdays | Hours Vary

SPRING SESSION: April 8th – May 25th
Current session

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays | 4:30-7:30PM
Saturdays | Hours Vary

SUMMER SESSION: June 10th – August 24th

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays | 10:00AM-1:00PM
Saturdays | Hours Vary


November 22nd – November 26th
December 23rd – January 6th


Saturday, July 27th | 10:00AM-7:00PM

JXTALab for Creative Careers

The next step: JXTALab Preparing Northside youth for creative careers, Twin Cities LISC Community Transformations