Free Wall

A free intro to aerosol painting summer camp

Learn about graffiti art in this introduction to aerosol writing and street art. Free Wall is offered in the summer months of June, July and August.
The Northside is a community of makers and doers that are the future of the creative community in MPLS.

Deanna Cummings

CEO, Juxtaposition Arts


An intro to aerosol painting summer camp

Free Wall is a FREE introductory 3-week summer camp in which students learn the history and techniques of aerosol writing with local masters of the medium. Students practice letter composition and present a final piece at the end of the session. Open to youth ages 8-21. All supplies and materials provided; no previous experience necessary.

Free Wall 2021 Schedule:
Session 1: June 15th – July 1st;
Tuesdays – Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session 2: July 13th – July 29th;
Tuesdays – Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session 3: August 10th – August 26th;
Tuesdays – Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Orientation Dates:
(Zoom links will be sent prior to the orientation)
Session 1: June 8th; 5:00 p.m.
Session 2: July 6th; 5:00 p.m.
Session 3: August 3rd; 5:00 p.m.

*Please note: JXTA is committed to ensuring the health and well being of our community; we are monitoring the situation around COVID-19 closely.


Alex Smith
Alex Smith
Textiles & Screen Printing Lab Lead and Free Wall Instructor
Founder of Nice City Clothing and Minnesota Vice
Started at JXTA in 2001
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Ezra Wilson-Nausner
Free Wall Instructor
Started at JXTA in 2014

Register for Free Wall

Interested in Free Wall? Drop a line to our Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at to be added to the Wait List. Registration for Free Wall opens Spring 2021 (enrollment to Free Wall is first-come, first-served, and priority is given to Northside residents).