Vine Arts Center is a non-profit, member-run organization supporting emerging and established artists, partnering with the community, and providing space and support for visiting shows and events.
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Announcing Our Grand Re-Opening!
As we all know, it’s been a very long two years: George Floyd, riots, protests, pandemic. People and businesses are still hurting and the road to recovery is long and winding.
Vine Arts Center, located in the Seward neighborhood of South Minneapolis, was also affected by these events. In early 2020 the gallery closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Then, in the days and nights following the death of George Floyd at the hands of 4 Minneapolis police officers on May 25, 2020, civil unrest erupted along the Lake Street corridor. On May 29th, embers from a fire at the Hexagon Bar across the street from the Ivy Building sparked another fire on Ivy’s roof, which engulfed several studios. The building's sprinkler system caused extensive damage to the gallery’s wood floors, necessitating total replacement of two layers of flooring, track lighting, ceiling fans, and equipment such as computers and printers. Reconstruction of Vine Arts Center and the Ivy Building in general continues to this day.
We are confident in the completion of these tasks and are SO excited to announce our GRAND RE-OPENING – FEATURING A MEMBER ART SHOW opening on Saturday, September 17th and running through October 29th. This opening coincides with the annual LOLA Art Crawl. Starting September 24th we will resume our previous Saturday gallery hours of 10am – 5pm. As we get closer to our opening event, we will resume programming work for upcoming shows and events for year 2023.
We look forward to welcoming back the Twin Cities community to our gallery!