Grain Belt Studios

77 & 79 Thirteenth Avenue N.E. Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Overview

The historic Grain Belt Brewery complex in Northeast Minneapolis, designed by Boehme and Cordella (the firm also renowned for designing the American Swedish Institute’s mansion), became home to artist studios in the 1970s. The neighborhood around the brewery began to gentrify in the 1990s, however, and artists approached Artspace with a request to buy and operate the buildings as affordable non-residential facilities. Today, nearly 130,000 square feet of space for artists and creative businesses is provided in the former Bottling House and Warehouse, and a large atrium hosts arts-related events.

 

City of Minneapolis, TCF Bank, The Northeast Minneapolis Artists Association, and the Sheridan Neighborhood Organization

2005

Development Cost:

$2.1 million

Square Feet:

129,735

Working Studios:

49