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Minot Artspace Lofts

A Bit of Magic in Minot

3 Main Street South, Minot, ND, 58701



Resident Artist


Interior Loft

Performance during Groundbreaking

Children's Music Academy

Open Studios

Children's Music Academy



Minot has been known as the “Magic City” since it first sprang up, seemingly overnight, in the late 1800s. Over the last decade, an oil boom has brought many new arrivals, generating a severe shortage of affordable housing. This shortage was compounded in 2011 by a flood of the Souris River, the worst in Minot’s history, which damaged more than 4,000 homes, many beyond repair.

Minot is committed to engaging its arts community as a core asset in its rebuilding process, deploying creativity and sweat equity to spur complementary development. Minot Artspace Lofts — the first new building in downtown Minot in 30 years — serves as an arts anchor with 34 units of affordable live/work space where artists can create, increase their income and establish roots in the heart of Minot.

The project includes a gallery operated by the Turtle Mountain Tribal Arts Association for the exhibition and sale of works by Chippewa, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara and Sioux artists, including regalia, beadwork, quillwork and baskets. The Children’s Music Academy of Minot, located on the first floor, and specializes in quality music education, benefiting thousands of young children. 

Project Cost

$9.4 million


LHB Architects

General Contractor

Loeffler Construction

Our Thanks to...

National Equity Fund

North Dakota Housing Financing Agency Wells Fargo Bank


ArtPlace America


Bremer Bank

Ford Foundation

Minot Area Community Foundation Otto Bremer Foundation

City of Minot

North Dakota Department of Commerce – Community Services Division

North Dakota Department of Commerce – Tourism Division

North Dakota Housing Finance Agency - Housing Incentive Fund

Souris Basin Planning Council US Bank

USDA Rural Development