Kaddatz Artist Lofts

A Big Impact for Artists in a Small Community

111 W Lincoln Ave Fergus Falls, MN, 56537

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Located in West Central Minnesota, Kaddatz Artist Lofts is the result of a strong local preservation movement aiming to redevelop the historic Hotel Kaddatz. As Artspace's smallest project, the building includes 10 units of affordable live/work space for creatives and their families, commercial space on the ground floor, and community space on the lower level. Fergus Falls is home to many artists — the most prominent being printmaker Charles Beck. In 2009, the community recognized Beck by establishing a nonprofit art gallery, the Kaddatz Galleries, to exhibit his works and those of other regional artists.

Architect: BKV Group

Development Partner: A Center for the Arts

Funders: City of Fergus Falls; Frank W. Veden Charitable Trust; Lake Region Healthcare Corporation; The McKnight Foundation; Otter Tail Power Company; Roger L. and Agnes C. Dell Charitable Trust; West Central Initiative Fund; Wells Fargo Housing Fund

Financial Partners: City of Fergus Falls; Franklin Bank; Michel Associates, Ltd.; Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development; Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

est. 2004

Type of Development

Live/Work Affordable Artist Housing

Number of Units


Types of Units

One- and Two-bedrooms

Total Area

25,000 sq. ft.


Resident gallery, hardwood floors, large windows, on-site laundry, off-street parking