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.
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 is home to the Minot Area Council for the Arts and the Children's Music Academy which specializes in quality music education benefiting hundreds of young children. An artist-run cooperative gallery occupies the ground floor.