Work of Art+: Creative Commons Workshop
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Work of Art+: Creative Commons Workshop

Free presentation by Aaron Young, Young Entertainment Law, PLLC

Learn from an attorney about the Creative Commons where people can share, collaborate, remix, and reuse content all without complicated licenses and gigantic price tags.

Special event sponsored by Springboard for the Arts!

Location: Film North, 550 Vandalia St #120, St. Paul, MN

Questions call 651-292-4381 or email info@springboardforthearts.org

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FILMNºRTH ANNUAL GALA
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

FILMNºRTH ANNUAL GALA

FILMNºRTH ANNUAL GALA

The fall season’s premier event returns to celebrate independent filmmakers and the independent film spirit.

Join us Thursday, November 15th, 7-11pm at Sweet Chow, the acclaimed new restaurant in Minneapolis’ warehouse district owned by film industry leaders Julie Hartley, Greg Cummins and Ami Francis. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, Grey Goose® cocktails and wine while listening to music by DJ Chamun and mingling with filmmakers and film lovers – like you!

This year we honor two industry icons: Oscar® nominated writer/director Debra Granik, whose masterfully crafted films touch and inspire cinema lovers around the globe, and local favorite Al Milgrom, who has changed the cultural landscape of the Twin Cities through his lifetime of film programming and advocacy. Hosted by Twin Cities media legend Robyne Robinson.

Tickets $75 (100% tax deductible)
Casual cocktail attire
Complimentary valet

Film North
550 Vandalia Street #120

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Do the Dow Art Open House
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Do the Dow Art Open House

The annual Do the Dow art open house is coming up! Things are a changin’ and this year we are REVAMPED.

Every year the artists of the Dow Building hold an open house the second weekend of November:

11.9.18 6:00-10:00PM
11.10.18 12:00-8:00PM

There are over 40 suuuuuuper interesting artists in the Dow building, which has 4 levels of intriguing odyssey to explore, sometimes you get lost…seriously. Along this intense journey of eye-candy you will encounter painters, sculptors, wood workers, metalworkers, art galleries, ceramic artists, drummers, poets, muralists, screen printers, musicians, installation artists, AND EVERYTHING ELSE PHENOMENAL.

Join us if you want to be one of the cool cats (or just a person who wants to check out art with refreshments).

The Dow Building is located at 2242 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55114. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram at @Dowartists

GALLERY/VENUE DETAILS: The Dow Building, 2242 University Ave W, Saint Paul MN 55114

Parking in rear of building or along streets. Normally locked/private building.

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An Evening of Influences: A Reading with Lia Rivamonte, Carolyn Williams-Noren and Naomi Cohn
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening of Influences: A Reading with Lia Rivamonte, Carolyn Williams-Noren and Naomi Cohn

Novelists who write poetry. Poets who write essays. Or book-length prose poems. Why take sides when it comes to poetry versus prose? This event celebrates literary friendship, and work that doesn’t trouble itself with staying within the lines of form…

Come hear what these writers are up to in the rich muddy zone between poetry and prose , come early for free refreshments and check out a new collaborative work and cultural space, CoCreatz, in the Creative Enterprise Zone.

Where:
CoCreatz
2388 University Ave. W.
Suite 1, First Floor
St. Paul, MN 55114

Reading begins at 7
Doors open at 6:30 -- Come early for refreshments (no, not just leftover Halloween candy)

Naomi Cohn is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

(Note: Both Rivamonte and Williams-Noren are also recent Artists Initiative grand recipients…So triple thanks to the voters of Minnesota)

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Meet Your Maker 2018: A Prior Affair
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Meet Your Maker 2018: A Prior Affair

It's time for the event that started it all! Come join us and see our amazing community of local artists, crafters, and makers! Support local businesses and drink local beer!

Over 40 crafters have amazing unique pieces to show you, from wall art, to sculpture, and jewelry to tasty food.

Located in the same building as BlackStack Brewing, True Stone Coffee Roasters and Can Can Wonderland.

Saturday hours: 12pm - 8pm
Sunday hours: 12pm - 6pm

BlackStack Brewing
755 Prior Ave N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

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The Naughty Citizen Dining Series: Family Meal
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Naughty Citizen Dining Series: Family Meal

An evening of Greek food paired with local beer: a collaboration from Dual Citizen Brewing Company & The Naughty Greek just over the river in St Paul!

We're thrilled to announce the next installment in our Naughty Citizen Dining Series: Family Meal! An evening of Greek food paired with local beer: a joint venture from Dual Citizen Brewing Company & The Naughty Greek.

We are in the heart of fall in Minnesota, so Chef Dusty is bringing a menu filled with warm, earthy flavors, and Head Brewer Max Filter of Dual Citizen Brewing Co is showcasing the most autumnal of beers.

The Naughty Greek
2400 University Ave West

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“Mni Wiconi” Interactive Art Installation Opening
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

“Mni Wiconi” Interactive Art Installation Opening

“Mni Wiconi” ( Water is life in Lakota) is an interactive art instillation made from a Skill Crane fabricated into an art gallery and the prizes are created by the students participating in the American Indian Youth, Department of Indian Work, Interfaith Action of Greater St Paul. This activity is made possible by the voters Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. American Indian Youth produced mini-art pieces contained in recycled water bottles that the public can try to win from the “Skill Crane Art Mni Wiconi Gallery. Students fabricated the machine with thematic cultural imagery such as water, land, air, fire, clan animals, Lakota Virtues and Ojibwe Grandfather Teachings.

Pretendians is a Native rock band that is based in Minneapolis. Three out of four of our members represent the Oceti Sakowin (7 Council Fires) of the Dakhota and Lakhota Nations. Many of our songs have societal/political influence and views from a modern Indigenous perspective.

Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave North

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New Studio Gallery Opening
Oct
19
5:30 PM17:30

New Studio Gallery Opening

Fort Courage: Hand-drawn screen prints by Landland

Opening Reception

Friday, October 19, 5:30-8:30 pm

Free and open to the public

On View

October 19 – November 16, 2018

Formerly based in the Twin Cities, Landland is a two-person studio and screen-printing laboratory comprised of Dan Black (Chicago, IL) and Jessica Seamans (Milwaukee, WI). Landland creates hand-drawn art prints as well as tour posters for musical artists including Andrew Bird, Childish Gambino, Dave Matthews Band, My Morning Jacket, and Phish.

NewStudio Gallery
2303 Wycliff Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

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Celtic Junction Fundraiser
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Celtic Junction Fundraiser

Please join us for an extraordinary evening in support of Celtic Junction Arts Center and its Eoin McKiernen Library!

6:30pm - VIP reception ($100 per person; $500 for six) Join us for a special VIP reception with open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy a private tour of the library and take a look at our exciting local history projects.

7:30pm - Community Reception ($50 per person) Enjoy the Craic! Join us and your friends for lively session music along with snacks and drinks.Celebrate the Celtic Junction Arts Center and its Eoin McKiernan Library as Executive Director Natalie Nugent O'Shea and librarian Brian Miller recap our work so far and share exciting plans for the coming year. The evening includes an opportunity to bid on a week-long stay at the McKiernan family cottage in Ireland's beautiful County Clare.

Celebrate the rich cultural legacy of our Celtic community as we preserve the past and forge the future.

Celtic Junction
836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55104

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St. Paul Art Crawl in the Creative Enterprise Zone!
Oct
12
to Oct 14

St. Paul Art Crawl in the Creative Enterprise Zone!

St. Paul Art Crawl Locations in the Creative Enterprise Zone:

Midway Triangle Building
2500 University Ave West

Carleton Artist Lofts
2285 University Avenue West

Dow Building
2242 University Avenue West

Vandalia Tower
550 Vandalia Street

Prior Affair
755 Prior Ave North

Near neighbors!
Interact Center for Visual Arts
1860 Minnehaha Avenue West

Burning Brothers Brewing
1750 Thomas Ave

Event:

Tour the Raymond Station with Fearless Comedy Productions Guides.
Saturday, October 13; Sunday, October 14, 1:00 Start Time
Meet at Carleton Artist Lofts

Learn historic facts about the district and the buildings, tips on planning your crawl visit, inside scoops from artists, and visitor etiquette with a comedic twist.

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Untapped Potential at Urban Boatbuilders 2018
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Untapped Potential at Urban Boatbuilders 2018

Imagine sampling local brews in a beautiful workshop space while enjoying live music, eating tasty food truck offerings, socializing with community members and challenging friends to lawn games -- all to support youth right here in the Twin Cities! We invite you to join us for our annual fall fundraiser event, from which all proceeds help fund our life-changing youth programs. Lets help them tap into their own potential, while we help you tap into some excellent brews!


Event Website: www.urbanboatbuilders.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/440386996483771/

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/untapped-potential-2018-tickets-37014508391

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BLOCKTOBERFEST!
Sep
25
8:30 PM20:30

BLOCKTOBERFEST!

A PARTY OF TWIN CITIZENS, FOR TWIN CITIZENS, BY TWIN CITIZENS.

Join Dual Citizen Brewing on Saturday, September, 29th for their first annual Blocktoberfest. This free, family-friendly event is our chance to work toward the goal of being a brewery that is not only a reflection on, but a reflection of, our community.

Free Admission

Gates at 11:30AM

Party from 12-7:30PM in the backlot of Dual Citizen Brewing Co.

Local Artists and Vendors

Family-Friendly Games and Events

VIP Packages Available

Come celebrate what makes our community great. It’s going to be busy, so we’re recommending biking (we’ll have tons of bike racks) or using public transportation when possible.

Local Bands

  • Crescent Moon Is In Big Trouble

  • Heatbox

  • Little Fevers (Ft. Lucy Michelle)

  • White Iron Band

  • Big Wu

Local Breweries

  • Dual Citizen 

  • Blackstack

  • Burning Brothers

  • Lake Monster

  • Urban Growler

Local Food

  • The Naughty Greek

  • Food Trucks (More TBA)

    • Lu’s Sandwiches- Bánh mì.

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TaikoArts Midwest Open House Celebration
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

TaikoArts Midwest Open House Celebration

TaikoArts Midwest is celebrating its first anniversary and its new studio space at University and Vandalia. The open house features:

  • Performances
  • Refreshments
  • Hands-on drumming activities
  • Kids welcome!

TaikoArts Midwest provides high-quality taiko performances, supports taiko artists, and strengthens and builds community through taiko. They produce concerts, train artists, offer studio and master classes, lead school residencies, develop new work, and provide a variety of performances and workshops for public, corporate, and private audiences. They support two primary resident taiko groups in Minnesota: Ensō Daiko and ensemble-MA.

Note: Park and enter at the rear of the building.

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Innovation Matters: 2018 Towerside Forum
Apr
25
8:15 AM08:15

Innovation Matters: 2018 Towerside Forum

The Creative Enterprise Zone (in purple on the map) ends at the St. Paul-Minneapolis line. But check out that pink-bordered area overlapping the CEZ and extending west: that 370-acre area is now known as the Towerside Innovation District. We have a lot in common with Towerside: you'll be hearing more about it soon.

Start by attending the annual Towerside Forum. Called a "new century nexus for people to live, work, learn, research, and engage," Towerside aims to develop a restorative, arts-inspired community with district-wide systems for stormwater management, heating, cooling, and energy. The district is powered partly by its proximity to the University of Minnesota, and like the CEZ, it's got lots of synergies. It's an "inviting place with a catalytic atmosphere that will inspire a community that is diverse, inclusive, vibrant and responsive to ever-evolving opportunities and discovery." More on the Towerside website.

Free, but please register

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CEZ Exchange:  Reinventing public space in the Creative Enterprise Zone
Mar
27
5:00 PM17:00

CEZ Exchange: Reinventing public space in the Creative Enterprise Zone

Home to artists and entrepreneurs, the Creative Enterprise Zone spans from south St. Anthony Park into the Midway, centered along University Avenue.

At this happy hour event, Tim Griffin of the Minnesota Design Center will lead an interactive session about the "public realm" for the area — what do we need, and how do we get there?

We'll crowd-source ideas and pilot-project opportunities. Short presentations will spark discussion of ideas for sustainable development and public realm investment. 

Complimentary appetizers and cash bar.

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Feb
26
3:00 PM15:00

Innovative Development for a Creative Community

Are you interested in live/work spaces, the growing trend of maker spaces, the future of space development for creative entrepreneurs, and the opportunities and challenges associated with transit-oriented development? Please join us in the Creative Enterprise Zone for an exciting panel discussion, engaging networking, and delicious fare from Naughty Greek! 

 Refreshments provided — stay afterward for networking! 

The panel:

  • Rob Clapp, Can Can Wonderland: If it wasn’t for Rob Clapp, Can Can Wonderland wouldn’t exist in its current form. Applying his skills in real estate investigation and negotiation, Can Can Wonderland found its amazing space. As owner and real estate broker of Summit Group / KW Commercial, Rob has represented numerous local restaurants, bars, and arts organizations. He also brings expertise and leadership in the Benefit Corporation formation.
  • Peter Remes, First and First: Peter Remes, CEO of First and First specializes in transforming urban warehouse spaces into creative, inspiring, and in demand spaces. Remes activates derelict properties and turns them into places for the community, spaces where people will want to spend time and perhaps even be inspired by what they see. After developing buildings across Minneapolis he took on a demanding project in the old mattress factory at the intersection of Vandalia and I-94, now known as Vandalia Tower.
  • Renee Spillum, Seward Redesign: Renee Spillum is Senior Project Manager for Seward Redesign, a community development corporation that promotes the health, vitality and self-determination of the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis. She holds a commercial real estate license and a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Housing and Community Development from the Humphrey Institute. Previously, Renee has worked as a Section 8 housing inspector, and in fundraising for affordable housing developments. 
  • Special Guest: Dr. Bruce Corrie, City of St. Paul, Director of Planning and Economic Development  

Please contact us at coordinator@CreativeEnterpriseZone.org with question.

Transit/parking: Naughty Greek is located on the Green Line just west of at the Raymond Station. There is parking available in the Raymond and Territorial Road parking lot and on-street metered parking. 

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Jan
17
4:30 PM16:30

Creative Small Business Resource Workshop

Free, but RSVP (optional). 

Learn about the many tools and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs through the city of St. Paul, including the benefits of being a certified small, women-owned, or minority-owned business.

If you have a small business in St. Paul— or an idea for one— this workshop is for you. Come to the CEZ for networking, happy hour, and a panel discussion. We'll hear from local experts on resources such as:

  • St. Paul's funding and business resources, including the "Open for Business" initiative to make the city more entrepreneur-friendly
  • The benefits of being a certified, small, women- or minority-owned business
  • Springboard for the Arts' Incubator, a fiscal sponsorship program
  • Kiva microloans for artist-run businesses

Two of the panelists bring planning and economic development expertise from the city of St. Paul. Danette Parr is the new director of business development, leading the “Open for Business” project to make the city more accessible to entrepreneurs, among other initiatives to attract, retain, and expand businesses. As a project manager, Hilary Holmes works on real estate and development projects throughout St. Paul. In her earlier role as a city planner, she worked on transportation and neighborhood initiatives downtown and along the Green Line. 

Caroline Taiwo is the economic opportunity program director for Springboard for the Arts. She has also served as Arts + Culture editor for Twin Cities Daily Planet and led equity initiatives, serving as American Public Media's inclusion and community impact coordinator and on MPR's Healthy States advisory panel.

Getting there: Look for the water tower over a brick warehouse complex. From Vandalia Ave just north of 94, turn east onto Wabash at the vertical red sign and park in the lot. The Gremlin Theatre entrance is next to Lake Monster Brewing.

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